Grease Pot

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Project by mikeho posted 11-15-2010 03:58 AM 2758 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know what I will do with it but just had to try making one. Had fun making it.

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 04:10 AM

Well, let me be the very first to welcome you to the GBOC. I’m sure you will be hearing from the founder and the president very soon. Looks like aromatic red cedar. Pretty. I put some paste wax in mine and keep it handy to put a dab on a tool surface to make things slide easier. You’ll use it if you keep it handy and smile a little when you see it lying around the bench.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#2 posted 11-15-2010 08:38 AM

Now thats a grease pot with some personality. Well dine Mike!

-- Jeff

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 11:06 AM

Welcome to the GBOC, we are proud to have you!
May I suggest that you fill grease in it!
Look at this:
Beautiful box you have made I like the play in the wood.
Best thoughts,
President GBOC

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

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 09:19 PM

A belated welcome from the GBOC founder! You are now a fully fledged member!

I like the grain pattern, nice choice.

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

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#5 posted 12-17-2010 11:37 PM

I have seen a TON of these grease boxes posted on LJs… What on earth are they for?

-- My workshop blog can be found at, YouTube Channel

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#6 posted 12-19-2010 03:50 AM

dbhost- the ‘grease box’ goes way way back, and was filled with various mixtures of melted beeswax/carnuba to quickly lubricate screws before insertion, or slicken the bottom of a plane so it would slide smoothly on a workpiece. Try one—you’ll like it!


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#7 posted 12-19-2010 05:16 AM

Neat! Good job by the way, i put bees wax in mine that i use whenever i am turning a game call that will see lots of rough weather. I use the bees wax out of my grease pot and friction melt it into the pores of the wood, of the calls that i am turning.

Great for that, i keep it right beside my lathe.


-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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