Crisp Corners for Hollow Forms

In this post I am showing how I made small boxes (hollow forms) with crisp corners to fit my already finished shaped granulations.

square file
square file
V_cut
V_cut

First, I decided how high I wanted my box and cut a strip of sterling silver that would become the sides of the box. I used a square file to cut a V in the strip. I grasped the strip with a plier right next to the V and bent the strip against my bench pin to create a crisp bend.

crisp bend
crisp bend

In order to get accurate measurements for the length of the sides, I placed the silver strip on top of my granulation and marked with a Sharpie pen. That is where my next bend would be.

accurate measurements
accurate measurements

After creating all the bends, I soldered the joint closed. For strength, I also soldered each corner by placing solder pallions beneath each bend and heating from above.

solder corners
solder corners

I soldered a top and bottom onto my sides. Lastly, I carefully attached my granulation design on top, taking care that it did not become displaced during soldering.

granulation box
granulation box

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