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Workbench restore (Scandinavian style) #7: Grease pot for the bench

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Blog entry by mafe posted 01-08-2015 05:24 PM 2656 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Scandinavian workbench restore
grease 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.


I like to use these chisels and gauges.


We got a pot.


Playing with the super sander.


Drill hole and counter sink for mount.


Dye and oil.


Lacquer.


Screw fitted and greased up.


And in place.


Now we need grease.


Closed up.


Grease, cake and coffee…

Hope it can be to some inspiration.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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



14 comments so far

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Druid

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#1 posted 01-08-2015 06:00 PM

First time I’ve seen one like this. Nicely explained. Thanks.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#2 posted 01-08-2015 06:28 PM

Roubo meets scandinavian/german style..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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lew

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 06:30 PM

Love the rustic appearance of this one.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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madts

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 06:33 PM

Nice job Mads. I would just think that it needs some kind of fancy lid to keep the sawdust and other things out of it. I expect one on it tomorrow, at the rate you are going.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Sodabowski

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#5 posted 01-08-2015 07:03 PM

^ looks like it pivots under the bench for that matter buddy.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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Brit

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#6 posted 01-08-2015 07:48 PM

Mmmmm coffee. Mmmmm cake. Yuk grease.

I’m a wax man myself when it comes to planes and saws, but it sure looks right at home under your vintage bench Mads.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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mafe

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#7 posted 01-08-2015 08:23 PM

Hi guys,
Andy, I also use wax, bees wax actually preferred for saws, planes and finish.
Soda, you got it!
Madts, yes it pivots under the bench, so no problem with dust. Yes I post a lot these days, have a bunch of un posted projects. ;-)
Lew, smiles, thanks.
kaerlighedsbamsen, mafesan style.
Druid, I think they were quite normal in the really old days.
Thanks for the comments and thoughts,
Mads

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

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johnhutchinson

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#8 posted 01-08-2015 09:55 PM

Love it !!! I need about twenty of those under my workbench.

Much handier than jars and recycled cat food cans. But then would I do with my cat food cans? :(

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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TechTeacher04

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#9 posted 01-09-2015 12:52 AM

What is you opinion on grease/tallow vs wax for lubricating the sole of planes? I can understand the rust preventing qualities of the tallow, but doesn’t it affect the finish?

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mafe

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#10 posted 01-09-2015 03:20 AM

You can read a lot about what to use and types here: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/19128
Read also the comments, it’s a blog series I made a while back.
Here you can also see where I got the idea of a workbench tallow pot. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#11 posted 01-09-2015 08:00 PM

Mafesan style it is!
Are you aware that if you continue like this you are actually going to name your own style? Not an honor most people will experience..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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mafe

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#12 posted 01-09-2015 10:30 PM

Gangnam style / MaFe style . lol.

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

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stefang

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#13 posted 01-10-2015 07:15 PM

I doubt anyone can find a anything with rust on it in your shop, especially with this nice little handy grease cup, which coincidentally is also Danish!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#14 posted 01-11-2015 07:16 PM

Mike, yes I love to apply a wee bit of wax on my tools, it prevents rust and makes the function better.
Yes the grease cup are all Danish, also the wood. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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