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Couple Roy Underhill Grease Boxes

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Project by Blackberry posted 03-03-2018 02:07 PM 1045 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am less of a dedicated hand tool woodworker, more of a hybrid woodworker. Therefore, I do not often have a need for a grease pot/box. On the rare occasion I just use paraffin to “grease” my handsaws and planes. Having been given a hunk of walnut I decided to make myself a box Roy Underhill made popular. I made two boxes and gave one to the friend who gave me the walnut. When I gave my friend the gift he mentioned he harvested the lumber prior to 1970 and stored it in his barn ever since! I was born in 1971.
To learn more about the grease box I encourage you to search LJ’s for Mafe. He has written a lot on this subject.
Thanks for looking





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 03-03-2018 03:14 PM

very nice ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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majuvla

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 03:16 PM

Very nice and chalenging project to make.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 03-03-2018 06:11 PM

Nicely done and walnut is such beautiful wood too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Andre

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#4 posted 03-03-2018 06:36 PM

Nice, still on my to do list, but like yourself have paraffin wax all over the shop!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 03-03-2018 08:12 PM

These are so nice and you did a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 03-03-2018 08:49 PM

Great job. Welcome to the club. Wasn’t that fun?

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 03-03-2018 10:11 PM

Nice grease box! You were born a year after the wood was harvested. That makes it special. Our first born was born in the same year! 1/13

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 03-04-2018 03:09 AM

Good looking grease box. Now you are a member of the GBOC….MAFE is president!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Blackberry

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#9 posted 03-04-2018 01:13 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. Yes it was fun Ron. I have the mystery mallet on my things to do list too. I have enough mallets but think it’d be a fun build.


Nice grease box! You were born a year after the wood was harvested. That makes it special. Our first born was born in the same year! 1/13

- woodshaver Tony C

Agreed that does make it special.


Good looking grease box. Now you are a member of the GBOC….MAFE is president!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Lol, Good deal. MAFE has definitely done his research. The history/background on projects are always interesting to me

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RandyinFlorida

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#10 posted 03-04-2018 02:20 PM

Love it. Just saw the episode the other day. For the eigth or ninth time!

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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