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
My second grease box was a gift to a friend. He’s an avid fly fisherman and said he could use the wax for “dubbing”. Sweet, yet another use for the beloved grease box. I will have to look into this use and find some recipes. Any ideas or leads? I made a short video of filling his box with wax… I tried messing around with my smartphone and making a time lapse of the wax melting. I will try and load a better quality video later. Only cell service at the time....
I recently made my first grease box. I’m sure it won’t be the last version of it, but it’s a start. I’m not alone in the “Could’a, should’a, would’a” thoughts as a project comes to a close. Size, shape, wood choice, overall design, etc. You have to start somewhere before you get it right. The next decision…What to put in it? Wood butter, spoon oil, grease, paste, wax, whatever you want to call it. Something must go in there...
This is a little box which must have belonged to my great-grandfather who was a cabinetmaker. Unfortunately, he was dead before I was born.size : about 9.5X4×3 cm some part is missing on the top; it must have been a locking part going into the square hole to prevent the initial sliding. Note the two little pins.
Open: Closed: I’ve enjoyed and have been inspired by all the various Grease Boxes and I’ve got a few ideas in the future. I was first inspired by Roy’s, and I started one based on his design, but alas, it sits unfinished ‘somewhere’ in the workshop. One day I’ll finish it, when I find it. 1) In the theme of trying to come up with something different, and 2) trying to find a use for some of the scraps I have lying around all over the place, here is ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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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