Work(shop) in Progress #14: Greasy Business (wasn't mine, but it is NOW)

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Blog entry by PurpLev posted 09-23-2010 04:46 AM 2257 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Did not post this as a project although it IS a woodworking finished project – yet not made by me.

I got a little package in the mail yesterday, and inside was awaiting quietly this little gem:

made and sent to me by none other than LJ blackcherry

Thank you very much Wilson! This will be allocated to my tool cabinet and shall be put to use often. My main uses for this would be to wax my handplanes metal bodies and soles after use to keep it from developing surface rust (used T9 and wd40 till now, but this would be better) and make them smoother (less friction) during use. Also for driving screws (makes the screw drive smoother and easier), and similar applications.

the substance inside is beeswax mixed with mineral oil, I was really surprised at the stiffness of it as I thought it would be softer. It seems that the hardness of it will make it easier to use compared to a more pasty and gooey substance.

So perhaps not officially a cult member, but I definitely can say ‘I got me one’ and more importantly, have a very valuable shop accessory.

Thanks for reading,

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#1 posted 09-23-2010 05:22 AM

Great gift Sharon. Thanks for the giving Wilson.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 05:38 AM

Very nice, pardon me being slow but how is it used? Is it a sealer or maybe for your hands?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 05:49 AM

Thanks guys,

Roz – I edited the original post and added some extra info RE what I’ll be using this for.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 06:25 AM

Very cool

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 11:13 AM

blackcherry, you have a big heart, and have made a beautiful grease box.
PurpLev, you are a lucky guy to have a buddy like that.
And yes you are with no doubt a full grown member of the club, since Div say I’m the president, I guess I have to make some rules, and the first rule will be; that if you get a grease box from a good buddy, then you are a man with a big heart, and this makes you a fullborn member. You can also still become a member by making one your self…
And in every club we need to follow the rules, so welcome to the club!
Perhaps I should make a blog, where I start to add the members of the Grease box club, it could be fun!
Best thoghts, and a smile full of love to both of you,

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

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#6 posted 09-23-2010 03:00 PM

This is a token of my appreciation for all you work on making LJ”s a wonderful site to be part of, your comment and blogs show your passion for woodworking and thirst for knowledge my friend. Enjoy and stay safe…Blkcherry

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#7 posted 09-23-2010 03:21 PM

:) Thanks again Wilson,

and thanks for the kind words Mads

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 09-23-2010 03:45 PM

Congratulations, PurpLev; that was a nice thoughtful gift.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 09-23-2010 07:52 PM

congrat´s with such a beautyfull gift even filled and ready to use :-)
use it well with your toys

thanks for sharing Purplev

take care

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#10 posted 09-23-2010 09:51 PM

This is GOOD! As Mafe, our president said, you are now a member of the GBOC!

Rules are rules and The President has spoken! Welcome to the club!

May your grease always be slippery

Div, founder member GBOC.

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

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#11 posted 09-25-2010 03:04 AM

Congratulations Sharon and kudos to you Wilson. What a kind gesture and a beautiful item I might add. I am not familiar with a grease box but it certainly is a fine looking piece of woodworking. I love the differing woods, the shape and the “hardware”. I take it that is a brass pin on which the lid rotates? I will do some research to learn more. Again, very nicely done Wilson and best wishes as you use this gift Sharon.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#12 posted 09-25-2010 04:37 AM

Really nice work on the box and great heart on the gifting of it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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