Opening a boat fold
This short clip demonstrates how to open a boat fold. It's called the lever method, and is done inside a vise with two very quick movements on each side, over and back. This works because the first action (over) opens and work-hardens the first fold. The only choice for the next action (back) is to open the next fold. So simple and perfect.
This works on other similar fold configurations, too, e.g. the t-fold.
Before / after:
August 2012 on SueLacy Wired is dedicated to the 5th annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference on Foldforming, taking place Aug 3-6 at the Center for Metal Arts in downstate NY. To view the series, click category "5th Annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference" in the far right column on this page.
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