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Project by mtnwild posted 1412 days ago 1915 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, I promise not to post every grease box I make, but these I wanted to show you all.

Things have been slow in the shop. Lots of distractions lately, little harmony. I need harmony.

These boxes came along at the right time to keep me busy and not worry about breaking away from what I’m doing. Which is constantly happening lately.

The wood has a story. I found that plank, in the second picture, within a scrap wood pile I go through for firewood. It was a rough saw piece and fairly unlikely, but something said, plane it.
Well I did, and what a cool piece it turned out to be. Don’t know the wood. Unfamiliar to me. Maybe birch, beach? Perfect for the boxes, or other things.

I’ve found 8 degrees, is a beautiful angle for the top. Under cut too. Then if you get a tight fit, the locking lid will snap open and closed.

That’s it, thanks for looking…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.





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mafe

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#1 posted 1412 days ago

Hi Jack,
They are just wonderful, I guess I have to make one of these now…
And it’s allways wonderful to find a project that can empty our heads.
It’s really some beautiful wood, and I love the story that comes with it.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Div

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#2 posted 1412 days ago

Jack, those are real nice. Looks like greaseboxes are becoming popular! Anyway, you are now an honorary member of the GBOC ( Grease Box Owners Club). Nice little story you told.

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

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terrilynne

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#3 posted 1412 days ago

the boxes are nice but I can’t seem to take my eyes off the shelf/stand. That’s beautiful !

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 1412 days ago

Thanks folks.

The display stand is in my projects. I made it to display knives and use as a photo background for small projects. My own design. Maple, walnut, and some burl piece.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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mmh

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#5 posted 1412 days ago

Nicely done boxes, but can you please inform this city, island girl what a “grease box” is used for and why? I don’t know of a reason to box my grease, in a nicely made wooden, dovetailed one at that.

PS. I also love the display stand.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1412 days ago

Nice work Jack.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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mtnwild

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#7 posted 1412 days ago

Thanks Bob, been missing you.

mmh, the old timers kept a container of tallow, or wax, to keep their tool blades conditioned, for friction and rust protection. This design is apparently very old and used for that purpose.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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janice

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#8 posted 1411 days ago

I really don’t know what a grease box is, assuming it’s just that, a grease box. They look to nice to put grease in them though. I like them.

-- Janice

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 1404 days ago

I agree that the display stand is lovely. As for the grease box mania—do we need to get you into a 12 step grease box program so you can get back to making those lovely canes again? (Just teasing you mtnwild) Hey- just had a thought- maybe you can merge the two and make a cane with a beautiful inlaid flip top grease box handle that can be used to hide secret things? ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 1404 days ago

Thanks Janice.
Thank you too rivergirl. I’m almost finished with a new cane. Will post soon. That’s why I haven’t been commenting much lately. Great projects are passing by faster than I can keep up.
Don’t know about the grease box cane, but I was thinking it might make a cool coffin. Really! Too crazy? Just thinking out loud. Later….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 1404 days ago

A fitting coffin for a mtnwild kind of guy.. A grease box coffin with a sliding lid.. dovetailed side joints.. yeah I’m going with it.. but the slide lid would mean the coffin would have to be a center room 360 degree viewing. :) Can’t wait to see your new cane!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Flemming

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#12 posted 1403 days ago

nice looking grease box’s :) they’re certainly on my list of things to make soon…ish… there’s never enough time, lol.

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

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