Grease Box

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Project by knockknock posted 07-19-2014 12:59 PM 1252 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Grease Box Owners Club entry. I used the basic design that Roy Underhill used, but I added magnets to keep the pieces in place in case they loosen up. My grease box is made from a piece of road kill (no idea what wood), and is finished with oil and wax.

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#1 posted 07-19-2014 02:22 PM

One of the most used tools in my shop is my greasebox. Love this version.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 07-19-2014 02:27 PM

Nice one
Welcome to the GBOC


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 07-19-2014 02:59 PM

This is a new one on me. What is a grease box and does it work> Duh!!!!!

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#4 posted 07-19-2014 04:26 PM

mafe’s: The grease box story

If you are a hand tool woodworker, you use a grease box to hold grease/wax for lubrication and rust prevention. Or you could put lip balm or Vaseline in it.

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#5 posted 07-19-2014 04:48 PM

I need to make one of these, still using a greasy oily rag ( a woobie) after using my tools!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 07-19-2014 05:18 PM

Wonderful grease box!
Nice detail with the magnet.
Did you make the road kill your self? Smiles.
May it serve you well.
Best thoughts,

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

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#7 posted 07-19-2014 09:01 PM

Great job. One of these is on my shop list. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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