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Project by Div posted 1444 days ago 2987 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday Mafe posted a grease box with the hope that other LJ’s will follow….. Here is my version – Mk I. I only had about an hour today to come up with something. The dark timber is Imbuia, the inlays, Forest Alder. After fitting the brass screw that forms the hinge, the lid looked odd to me. I fitted a “fake” screw on the opposite side for balance, just a sawn off screw head glued in place. The screws are too large, but it was the only ones I had today.

I’ve dreamt up Mk II with a more complicated hinge system….. when I have more time…although this one will serve me well…

PS. I kept my promise, Mads. Now I also have one!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1444 days ago

that was fast Div :—))
but a good one you made, I like what you did with the second screw

Dennis

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whitedog

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#2 posted 1444 days ago

that was fast… I also like the second screw and the inlays

-- Paul , Calfornia

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swirt

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#3 posted 1444 days ago

Looks great. And are you too going for low fat grease?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Tony Strupulis

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#4 posted 1444 days ago

I’m impressed with your turnaround time! I am equally impressed with the box.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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WoodenFrog

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#5 posted 1444 days ago

Wow! That was really fast.
Great looking grease box.
Mafe will be so proud of you. LOL
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Edward83

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#6 posted 1444 days ago

I like the decorartive screws, also you take great pics.

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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Flemming

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#7 posted 1444 days ago

great title for the project :) and great looking grease box! it’s good with some inspiration, mads will like it.

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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Tony Strupulis

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#8 posted 1444 days ago

Did those wood shavings come out of the newly acquired “mystery plane”?

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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Div

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#9 posted 1444 days ago

Very clever deduction Tony! You have a good memory too.

Seems many like my fake screw! Thanks guys.

Swirt, I don’t do low fat. Full cream for me, all the way!

Paul, Dennis, woodenfrog, it is actually very quick and easy to make. Block of wood, slice of lid on bandsaw, counterbore hole in base, screw lid back on, shape on disc sander, finish sand a little, fill with your favorite concoction. Oh, the inlays are just large wooden plugs. I’m in my shop all day to make bread and butter, made this over lunch hour.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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SPalm

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#10 posted 1444 days ago

That’s cool. I like the idea of a one day turn-around. Good for you and looks like fun.

It looks pretty nice (and old) too.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1444 days ago

what I ment was from Mads posted to you came with your tribute to Mads :-)
and you are right about filling them your favorite dirty greased concoction only
to be heare by adult ears…....LOL ,I like the word concoction (had to look in my dictionary …....lol)

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patron

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#12 posted 1444 days ago

nothing like a little grease for lunch ,LOL .

i too like the balance with the two screws .

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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tyvekboy

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#13 posted 1443 days ago

Nice grease box. One day I’ll make one for myself. I also like the 2 screws. However, which one is the pivot? The only thing I would change is to turn the fake screw 90 degrees so I would know which one was the pivot.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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mafe

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#14 posted 1443 days ago

Hi Div,
I must bend deep in the dust for you, you are a true champ!
Not only do you take the challange, you also do it in record time, and then you come up with this little beauty.
Yes I have to admit you really got me there.
I’m almost sad that I just came home from a friends place now, at 05.00 in the morning here (bud we had a fine evening, good coffee, and some Grappa, his wife thought we should also get some sleep). I would have loved to have replyed really fast.
I love your box, it looks old and used in the way it should, I like that the design are not to ‘fanzy’, but with some woodworker details. I am not so impressed with this other version with the little butterfly, and the ‘secret’ lock. I think a grease box are made for working, so it must be easy to use, and then be beautiful for it’s funktionality, personality, materials, and after it’s ability to age, and take the paine of time in a beautiful way.
Yours are for me a winner.

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

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mafe

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#15 posted 1443 days ago

I love that you even make a photo in same ‘style’, man you are so sharp as a Hook blade.
When this is said, then I have to say, that I’m deeply touched, that you took the challange, and that you even name your post after me – thank you!!!
I’m going to Paris tomorrow afternoon, to be in my girlfriends arms, and will be gone until next week, so the next challange have to wait, for then.
My own little grease box will now allways have this special story with it, and this is priceless.
Now I’ll go to bed with a giant smile on my face, you are deeply guilty of this.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

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

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