Step 4: Bending and Rolling
In order to turn the flat sheet of steel into a box shape, a bit of bending is necessary. In the image below, you can see the all the places that I folded the sheet (dotted lines). The tabs on the right were bent first, and are there to create some overlap to aid in welding later. All the folds were made on a press brake. Because of the box shape of the design, the last couple folds get tricky due to the rest of the box getting in the way of the press brake. However, with a bit of improvisation and persuasion (aka several clamps, a hammer and a sturdy table) I was able to finish the last fold.
The glove rings were rolled into 6" diameter hoops with a manual slip roll (excess length was removed with a foot shear)