Small Grease box

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Project by DanishKenni posted 01-28-2022 11:44 AM 765 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a little grease box i made. I dont own a lathe for wood, only one for metal, so i rounded it on my disc sander and the inside is hollowed out with a chisel, because I didn’t have a forstner bit big enough. I never got to put grease in it though as my sister saw it and wanted it for her rings. I glued a piece of red velour inside before she took it home. The design I totally stole from a fellow Dane called Mafe in here.
The wood is Oak and Purple Heart.
Thanks for looking. Kenni

-- Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-28-2022 12:54 PM

I’m sure Mafe would approve of you using his fine design! Making your sister happy is way better than filling it with grease! Nice work improvising with the tools you had!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 01-28-2022 01:38 PM

Where there is a will there is a way!!
Cool little project!

-- Ben

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#3 posted 01-28-2022 04:11 PM

I remember a while back grease boxes were all the rage. Maybe yours will start another round of them. Yours is pretty cool being made by a sander.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 01-28-2022 05:45 PM

Nice little box. I’m sure you sister will enjoy it for many years. Of course her friends will also want one so step up your production.

I made similar boxes for salt cellars. You might try that next, the cooks love them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-28-2022 09:52 PM

I really like the precision that these show, especially for such a small size, Coolio!

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#6 posted 01-28-2022 10:01 PM

I turn wood on my old Craftsman metal lathe though admittedly I had to find a couple of tool rests at the swapmeet.
What’s stopping you?

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#7 posted 01-29-2022 12:25 AM

Cute little jar/box… but damn DK, you ruined the illusion with picture #2 (and following)...

Thought you were one-upping Mafe

with a foot operated lid.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 01-29-2022 03:53 PM

Neat little box. I see the man with 16,000 projects has visited you too!
I started my wood turning on a metal lathe.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 01-30-2022 06:21 PM

Such a fine grease box, well done!
I can see they are family, thanks.
You should post it here in the comments, that was a tradition years back, when someone made a greasebox.
Thank for your thoughts.
A big smile,

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

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