Bending wood and making boxs, revisiting the bentwood box.

I have done a number of classes, videos, blog posts, and presentations on my work into bentwood boxs. Now I finally have gotten around to creating video of the process to go with it. If you haven’t seen any of my other information you can find it a few different places.

Right here on my blog is part One.

And part Two.

You can also find a video of my introduction to bentwood here, at the Early Sweden site. Early Sweden is Mistress Disa i Birkilundi’s youtube page with links to a plethora of classes she has hosted and has a lot of great information on a variety of subjects.

My first process video chronicles my efforts to show building a box from the log on, starting with splitting the log.

Splitting a cedar log.

The second video covers benting the slats after they have been flattened and brought to thickness.

Bending with hot water Immersion.

The last video covers finishing the box, from removing from the form and doing the stitching, to final oiled finish.

After the bend

I would like to say in my defense I don’t usually look quite this scruffy, the videos were shot before the barber shops were open again.

These boxs have been and continue to be a source of fascination for me. I feel I have a good grasp on the historically correct methods of production but there are still a number of areas to refine and get more information on.

I hope you find these videos helpful and I encourage and questions of comments you may have.


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