|Project by mafe||posted 09-17-2010 07:59 PM||7537 views||24 times favorited||26 comments|
MaFe Overkill grease box
Had to try and make a Roy Underhill version…
Ok I admit it, Roy Underhills version are really cool, like a little Pandoras box!
But – it’s too big and not really so easy in use in the shop, my other versions are better for this. Or the old English I also made.
So – I desided to make a version of Roy Underhills, just smaller app. 2 inches, and then use it for my antique wax for furniture restore, then it will be ok to look a little secret when I drag this little pandora up from the pocket.
So what did I do? Just some beautiful wood from a old table leg, a piece of brass, and a brass screw.
And then yes, much to much time, 4 hours total app.
The hardest part was to cut out the tiny dovetail in the back, so I could mount my little brass dovetail, this was only possible by making some micro chisels of stanley knife blades.
Here are the oldest story I have found about the box; the ABDEL box.
Here are a recipe for Grease box, Grease our friend Alba blogged for all of us – thank you.
I made a blog about the grease box story.
Since I had quite a few mails asking how it worked with the second lid, I made this little drawing to explain.
Hope it can be to inspiration, this could also be a fine little box for a ring or what ever you like,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.