The grease box story

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Blog series by mafe updated 10-01-2016 02:34 PM 7 parts 97834 reads 169 comments total

Part 1: Roy Underhill's grease box

10-09-2010 04:06 PM by mafe | 30 comments »

The grease box story.Chapter one: Roy Underhill’s grease box Before I begin, I’ll quote myself: ‘If Roy Underhill is a snow storm, then I’m a snow flake’. Since I posted my first grease box here, there have been some discussions going on about the hen and the egg…- Most people never heard about a grease box until Roy Underhill made the dovetailed grease box. - Since I’m Danish and don’t have satellite TV, I never heard about Roy Underhill.Since then my eyes was opened up, and I re...

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Part 2: The 66 years old secret Abdel box from Lebanon.

10-10-2010 01:24 AM by mafe | 5 comments »

The grease box story.Chapter two: The 66 years old secret Abdel box from Lebanon. Even we are now far away from the original grease box story, I feel I have to tell this story before going back.Here is the original secret Abdel box. What do we know of this secret box then? We know Roy Underhill have seen one in a marked, I have seen some pen boxes made with this system as a child, but besides that I was not able to find out more until:I had a wonderful lunch at an old friend and architect ...

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Part 3: What is a grease box.

10-10-2010 10:04 PM by mafe | 21 comments »

The grease box story.Chapter three: What is a grease box. I admit this should perhaps have been the first post in this series…Medieval Latin pyxis, from Latin, box, from Greek, from pyxos box (shrub). First a list of the names I have met for this little fellow:Grease box, grease pot, tallow pot, lard pot, carpenters grease box, joiners grease pot.And these can be combined to even more versions, so do not get confused, it’s the same thing, except the trade of the user, or contend of the...

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Part 4: The grease.

11-07-2010 12:42 AM by mafe | 24 comments »

The grease box story.Chapter four: The grease. So something I’m sure many have been waiting for; What the heck is it you put in that grease box! The grease, wax, tallow, fat or lard:Yes here I will get in trouble no doubt!Before I start this writing, I’ll tell you that it’s a personal choice at the end, so do not listen too much to what you hear or read around, find out what fits you for your use, or perhaps like me have several for different purposes.There are many theories of what...

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Part 5: Grease box owners club - GBOC

11-10-2010 10:51 PM by mafe | 73 comments »

Grease box owners club.Ok – I admit it’s childish and stupid. So it was time – time to make a place on the web, a place for the GBOC. So what is the criteria to be GBOC member? You have to have made a grease box, or received one from a fellow wood worker.Once you have done so, the GBOC will be extremely happy if you post your name, a little story of the box if you want, and a picture here as a comment under this post. This will make you a full born member right ...

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Part 6: Old Danish grease box - finally

01-08-2015 05:40 PM by mafe | 6 comments »

The grease box story.Old Danish grease box – finally. Here it is, finally a Danish grease box, I have been wondering why I never found one.It is a gift from a artist friend, Flemming, thanks.(Yes I’m Danish). Just as we know them. Classic. ;-) It has been cleaned, but was with plenty of traces of old tallow. Here next to one of mine. Now with grease. Ready again for many years of use now. Best thoughts, may the grease be with you, Mads

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Part 7: another Danish greasebox

10-01-2016 02:34 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

The grease box storyanother Danish greasebox Ok, I know, it’s a obsession, these little boxes…But here yet another Danish grease box, not really a greasebox I think, since this one has a paper inside.It is my friend Flemmings, he just passed to show me since he knows my passion for these little boxes.So in fact I guess it could have been a needle box, this just makes it even more interesting in my world.Anyway beautiful it is. Closed, notice the inlay.(This was added by ...

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