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
Scandinavian workbench restoregrease pot for the bench I know, I know, I have a bunch of grease boxes, but just thought it would be right that my bench had a pot also.Besides I have a soft spot for making tool in case some one did not notice it… This is what is going to happen.Grease pot right where we need it.Ready to grease up the sole of the plane or what ever needed. We got wood. Rough cut. Plane. Draw a shape. Cut to shape. Drill pot hole. Shape the hole....
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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