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Cubistic grease box (rare earth magnets lock and hinge) now he lost it!

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Project by mafe posted 11-09-2010 04:07 PM 2856 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cubistic grease box
with rare earth magnets lock and hinge.

Now he lost it! The vintage architect has grease on his mind, and it’s all becoming a little blurry…

1. Here it is open and full of wonderful bees wax.
2. A cubic block of wood, marking the line, the sawing.
3. Two half matching holes (as well was possible).
4. Glue the magnets in place, two in level with the wood, one over, one under. Epoxy as always.
5. Making a hole.
6. Nice little family!

The lock; the magnets are simply glued in level with the wood on lit and box.
The hinge; the magnet in the lit sticks out app. 1,5mm, the magnet in the box are app. 1,5mm under.

Works surprisingly well!

Here the original mafe grease box.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





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rance

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#1 posted 11-09-2010 04:30 PM

mafe, you must have a lot of grease you need to get rid of. LOL! Nice box. I too like to use these powerful magnets to hold box tops on.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 11-09-2010 04:30 PM

clever you are we know that and you havn´t lost it mr. president :-)
and yes the united tree look as great as the other team the red kerf´s

take care
Dennis

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cranesgonewild

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#3 posted 11-09-2010 04:39 PM

LumberJocks is a fun website because of people like you.
You always make me smile.
Now, don’t forget to take your medication.
......because you’re losing your mind. :)

-- I'm a Fungi --

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mafe

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#4 posted 11-09-2010 04:42 PM

And make my meditation!
I laugh to, so all is at it’s place – thank you.
Smiles,
Mads

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 11-09-2010 05:09 PM

Another Triumph Mr President. :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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mafe

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#6 posted 11-09-2010 05:38 PM

Thank you guys!
Div, I love that little shoulder plane, I use it all the time now, it’s become my new favorite in the work shop. Thank you so much.
Smiles,
Mads

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

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#7 posted 11-09-2010 06:45 PM

What?! No pipes in any of the pictures?! This must be an impostor! LOL!

Nice work, as usual, MaFe! I enjoy your postings and always look forward to another.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Maveric777

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#8 posted 11-09-2010 07:29 PM

Ha! Ha! Dave I was about to post the same thing!...lol

Clever and entertaining as always Mads. I really need to make me one so I can join the club….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Napoleon

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#9 posted 11-09-2010 09:18 PM

Excellent box Mads. And the lock is really clever,Where do i get those magnets ?

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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JamesVavra

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#10 posted 11-09-2010 10:09 PM

Nice one Mads. Looks a bit lit the one I made last weekend:

Although mine uses a small dowel as the hinge and just one pair of neodymium magnets to keep it closed.

James

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moshel

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#11 posted 11-09-2010 10:17 PM

i made a box like that some time ago and have one comment to add:
CHECK THE POLARITY OF THE MAGNETS BEFORE GLUING!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 11-09-2010 10:30 PM

great idea .. I like the hinge idea.

Hmm starting to look like nice make-up containers :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mafe

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#13 posted 11-09-2010 10:40 PM

Hi,
Debbie, yes or lip balsam.
Moshel, wonderful, I did check that, but the lit came close to the box while the glue was not hard yet, so wupti it fly out and I had to be fast.
James, beautiful box you made.
Napoleon, you can have some from me.
Dan, yes make one!
Dave, no I feel really guilty, it’s the second time now…

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

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Napoleon

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#14 posted 11-10-2010 12:37 AM

Were the h… is the pipe ??

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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PaBull

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#15 posted 11-10-2010 10:15 PM

Mads, you might have to think of a photo-studio with a pre printed background with all the little nick-knacks on pipes, wines, espresso’s, kerf-makers, marking knives to take your final pictures.

Nice post. I still need to work on making my own. I don’t know how I am getting through life without a grease pot, but I have…... BUT I do not have the addiction either yet.

Be good, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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