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Project by Stevinmarin posted 02-02-2012 09:51 PM 1969 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at bent lamination. It was a lot easier than I imagined. Originally, I thought about making this sort-of like a band saw box, but it was too wide and thin. Mainly, I don’t think I could have kept the sides at an equal thickness throughout the entire shape.

So I went with three layers of very thin poplar and bent them around some pegs. The lid is a pressure-fit, nice and snug, using a modified rabbet to hold it in. Video here.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 09:56 PM

That looks really nice, Steve. Before you know it you will be working your way up to making grand pianos. :) I really like the box and can’t wait to see the video. I have never bent wood before (on purpose) and I really will enjoy seeing how you did it. What a nice gift for your sweetie! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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grizzman

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#2 posted 02-02-2012 09:59 PM

tomorrow…...............im suppose to wait till tomorrow…..........but …its. hard….i wanna see it now….......well ok…if i gotta…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Bill Akins

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#3 posted 02-02-2012 09:59 PM

That is absolutely fabulous! Does the video show you making the candy as well?

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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redryder

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 10:01 PM

Interesting placement of the red flowers. hmmm. Sweet is neat….........

-- mike...............

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degoose

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#5 posted 02-02-2012 10:29 PM

Seriously bent…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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nobuckle

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#6 posted 02-02-2012 10:42 PM

Looking good. Is it a surprise for someone? Wait, that can’t be because it’s posted on a public forum that spans the globe. So much for it being a surprise. What was I thinking?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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amagineer

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#7 posted 02-02-2012 10:43 PM

You really put your heart into this project.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Dave

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#8 posted 02-02-2012 10:44 PM

A beautiful first attempt. Very nice Steve.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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peteg

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#9 posted 02-02-2012 10:57 PM

Thats real cool Steve, : )
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 02-02-2012 11:09 PM

As long as the candy isn’t bitter and twisted as well. Seriously though a good box and a fun way to do it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Jorge Velez

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#11 posted 02-03-2012 12:22 AM

very good idea to copy for my valentine gift! if you dont mind me to copy of course. can’t wait to see the video

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 02-03-2012 01:37 AM

Cool Steve, Who is getting that for Valentine’s day??

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Roger

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 02:32 AM

I’m sure this’ll make someone vewwwry vewwwry happy on Valentines day. very nice Steve

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jbschutz

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#14 posted 02-03-2012 03:16 AM

Nice box, Steve. I think I have time to make one before Valentines Day.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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kiefer

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#15 posted 02-03-2012 05:16 AM

I hope you put a chart on the back of the lid to identify the flavors .
Nice idea for Valentines Day Steve .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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