My 1st Grease Box

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Project by RPersad posted 04-20-2011 04:00 AM 3055 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at The Woodwrights Shop and seeing Roy Underhill make his grease box then looking at the ones made by MaFe and others here on lumberjocks, i decided to make one for myself. Its made from a chunk of 50-something year old mora that was part of a door-frame in my grandmother’s house until she recently put a metal frame in and a small piece of saaman for the butterfly. Its filled with an experimental wax mixture since i cant get beeswax where i live and don’t like the idea of leaving tallow at room temperature in the tropics. Its a lot of fun to make and i think i will be making lots more in the future:)
Dimensions: 3/1/2” L X 1/1/4” W X 1/1/2” T
Thanks for looking.:D

-- Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off than it is to cut MORON.

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 04:15 AM

Nice looking box. I keep thinking of making one as well.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 04:35 AM

looks like a great job.


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#3 posted 04-20-2011 06:46 AM

what other lubricants do people put in there?

-- Ben L

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 07:01 AM

Welcome to the club. That’s a very nice one. Almost too nice for shop use.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#5 posted 04-20-2011 12:20 PM

Thats one beautiful grease box made from one beautiful piece of wood.
I would not like tallon in the tropics either… Wagauauuuhhh.
May the grease be with you.
Best of my thoughts,

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

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#6 posted 04-20-2011 12:59 PM

Cool design and well executed in a lovely piece of timber.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#7 posted 04-20-2011 01:48 PM

great looking box. I like the locking mechanism. I have never heard or seen a grease box.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 04-20-2011 01:59 PM

Very nice grease box. You are an official member of the GBOC now!!
It is nice knowing that the wood you used has a history to it, too. Great job and shanks for sharing!!....Jim

You have made Mads proud!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#9 posted 04-20-2011 08:21 PM

Sweet, that’s tight…...............

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

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#10 posted 04-20-2011 09:31 PM

niice GB
and great recycling with a good story behind
thank´s for sharing

take care

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#11 posted 04-21-2011 03:59 AM

Ok just about my favorite Underhill episode is the making of this box. I have been waiting for some boxwood but have had little luck. I guess I will choose a different wood. I have got to have one of these. Hopefully as nice as yours;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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