my first grease pot

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Project by rkoorman posted 09-21-2010 07:34 PM 2895 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i saw a picture of a grease pot. what a grease pot is i did not know so i started reading about it. a funny little project. i’m now trying to find out what the dutch word is for the stuff you put in a grease pot.

it should be some sort of lubricant that does not stain the wood i think



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#1 posted 09-21-2010 07:42 PM

niice little pot-box :-)

you can use a combination of beeewax and canabouwax in it
just look at Mafe´s projects about greasebox


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#2 posted 09-21-2010 07:56 PM

Cool, a Roy Underhill grease pot, and well done, you are going to love it.
You have laminated the lit up I see, that’s a new way.
I use furniture wax in mine, and infact I just come from the worksop, where I was angry at mi Stanley 78, since it did not run as I wanted, then it got a fresh shapening, and I waxed the underside – jubiiii, running like a pair of frech iceskates.
In this post you can read about it, and read all the comments under:
Thank you for sharing,

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

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 08:54 PM

Welcome to the GBOC, the Grease Box Owners Club! Mafe above is the President of the Club, I am a founder member!

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

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#4 posted 09-21-2010 09:22 PM

Rick, grease means in Dutch ‘smeervet’ and could be used for the lubrication of chains, bearings etc. etc.

-- Wilco Flier

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#5 posted 09-21-2010 09:22 PM

Div, you make me laugh, but yes welcome.

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

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#6 posted 09-21-2010 09:25 PM

Gewoon bijenwas,werkt altijd!!
( just beewax,allways works!!)

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#7 posted 09-21-2010 09:44 PM

great grease pot!

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

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#8 posted 09-21-2010 10:04 PM

Very nice box.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 09-22-2010 11:47 AM

Interesting now that I know what it is LOL Cool project!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 09-22-2010 12:19 PM

I’ve heard a number of guys use a mix of beeswax and mineral oil, mixed hot, in their grease boxes. The oil softens the wax. Experiment with the oil to wax ratios until you find the one that suits you best.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#11 posted 09-23-2010 03:14 AM

Roy Underhill says Mutton fat or tallo was the original grease.

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#12 posted 09-24-2010 06:56 AM

Ik heb ontdenkt dat je minerale olie kan kopen bij Ikea.
0,5 ltr €2,99
Ik ga het eens mengen met bijen wax.

(I found out that you can buy mineral oil by Ikea,
I gone try it to mix it with bee wax.)


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#13 posted 09-29-2010 06:53 AM

It’s officially a world phenomenon now, to make a grease pot. Nicely done!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#14 posted 11-06-2010 08:43 AM

FYI you can buy mineral oil at most pharmacy or drug stores. Look in the Laxative section. A couple dollars will get you a whole lotta lube when mixed with beeswax and/or carnuba wax.

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