Dovetail Grease Pots

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Project by Thinman posted 09-27-2010 09:08 PM 9924 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my little collection of Roy Underhill inspired grease pots. Not only do I like making them, but they give me the chance to work with different woods and different combinations of woods. The woods used in this collection are Juniper, Alder, Spalted Alder, Purpleheart, Cascara, Barberry, and Black walnut. They are all finished with various recipies of beeswax and oil.

-- Jeff

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 09:13 PM

WoW!! Looks like a new president of the Grease Pot Club :-)) Nice work. I’d better get busy on mine :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 09:18 PM

Looking Really Good.
I must also wheel my but into the shop for some play. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 09:35 PM

Ha, I beat Mads to it…TA DA: WELCOME TO THE GBOC!!!

As founder member I think you should receive Honorary Membership for your outstanding collection! I do believe that Mafe, our President will agree.

GBOC = Grease Box Owners Club

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 09:44 PM

Man I need to make one so I can be in the club too! Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 10:05 PM

Yes I have to bend deep in the grease pot, and glide my way down the road…
Here are a new record holder of grease boxes.
Welcome to the club, we are so proud to have such a master greaser in the gang.
Best thoughts – may the grease be with you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#6 posted 09-27-2010 10:15 PM

Awesome little boxes.

I have never had the ide of making a box for grease,but know i have. :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#7 posted 09-27-2010 10:15 PM

lets the music begin and dig out the single malt

nice collection


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#8 posted 09-27-2010 11:08 PM

Wow, you must have a lot of grease! Those things look amazing.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#9 posted 09-28-2010 03:00 AM

For all you guys & gals in the GBOC…has anyone tried scaling these up and making a pen/pencil presentation box? If so, do the dimensions scale well or does it just look off when you make it big enough to hold pen/pencil?

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 09-28-2010 03:29 AM

Nice production fellow GBOC , these are so cool…BC

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#11 posted 09-28-2010 03:41 AM

These little boxes appear to be the latest rage. The design is quite interesting and looks like a challange to make. I think I will give it a shot when I am done with a new bench. Does anyone out there use these as greese boxes and what kind of greese is used?

-- Marc

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#12 posted 09-28-2010 01:40 PM

go in under Mafe´s projects and see it there


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#13 posted 09-30-2010 01:49 AM

Nice job on those. Can’t seem to make just one….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 09-30-2010 06:09 PM

very very nice!!
i like the inlaid heart on the third one :)

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#15 posted 11-17-2010 04:00 PM

I can’t believe I missed this post earlier. I commend you efforts. Those are beautiful boxes.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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