|Project by Stefflus||posted 06-03-2013 08:24 PM||982 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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