Bent to shape boxes

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Project by Stefflus posted 06-03-2013 08:24 PM 1144 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This task was “Bent to shape boxes”, or “Sveip” as we call it.
Both are Sallow, which is very easy to bend. However, unlike most other woods, it should not be heated to more than 60-70 degrees C when bending.
The second box is meant to become my lunchbox, so it has a snap-on lid.

I do not like the method with a bending form with a hole in the middle, meant to work with clamps, so I made my own bending form with screw-on clamps. This means one man can easily mount, adjust and bend the box quickly, unlike the clamp model that almost always requires two persons.
Funnily, it seems I reinvented the wheel on this one, since I saw a picture of a 18th century bending form with huge wooden screw clamps that worked exactly like mine.

-- -Steffen, from Norway

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 12:20 AM

Could we see your clamping jig for the Sveip?

-- frosty

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 09:42 AM

It’s picture 3 :)

-- -Steffen, from Norway

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#3 posted 06-06-2013 03:46 PM

Wow! You have great technique on bending wood. They look awesome especially the lunchbox.

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