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Project by doubleDD posted 07-05-2017 06:07 PM 932 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to make a new mixture of beeswax and mineral oil. I always kept it in one of those small jars. Twice over many years I knocked it off the bench and it broke with glass and wax everywhere. Well what I needed was one of those grease pots to keep them in. So quickly on the lathe I made two of them. One is a thick batch for dipping screws or applying to a plane etc. The other is a much softer batch for finishing projects.
I like the look of these much better than the glass and safer too.
One is made of elm and the other is a piece of macadamia from hawaii. The lids are friction fit and stay on well.
And they are even finished with beeswax and mineral.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 07-05-2017 06:26 PM

Good idea and they look great. Great job

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#2 posted 07-05-2017 08:16 PM

Those look real sharp Dave, great idea!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 07-05-2017 08:36 PM

Great replacements Dave, well done
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 07-05-2017 08:50 PM

Great looking and a good idea.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 07-05-2017 10:11 PM

Nice looking pots.

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#6 posted 07-05-2017 10:22 PM

I like them Dave. Nice job!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 07-05-2017 10:55 PM

Nice ones, Dave. Now you can be a member of the GBOC !!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 07-05-2017 11:27 PM

Great idea Dave, I have cleared up many a broken jar from the shed floor.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 07-06-2017 12:23 AM

Thanks guys. I like these better than the glass jars and don’t have to worry about broken glass in my grease. LOL.

hoss, John Pete, Jerry, Rick, Lee, thanks for commenting.

Jim, what’s GBOC ?

Thanks Bob. Sounds like you got rid of the glass jars long ago.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 07-06-2017 01:41 AM

Look good. Creative use.

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 07-06-2017 01:52 AM

Thanks Ben. This is the way to go for us woodworkers. And you get to use the lathe.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 07-06-2017 01:56 AM

Love the macadamia one…...Another winner Dave…...well done!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 07-06-2017 02:51 AM

Thanks kdc, The macaddamia wood was left over from a old project 7 years ago and I thought it would make a cool pot.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 07-06-2017 03:29 AM

Well done Dave. Nice turnings.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 07-06-2017 05:08 AM

Great Idea Dave…,. many a time I have reached for something and knocked something else over. I must think about making some wooden Jars/Pots.

Dave the wood they are turned from is beautiful. Picture 2 shows a lovely Reddish Fleck in the timber. Very nice project and very well turned with the air tight lids and great finish. Well Done!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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