Small ring box, aka Grease box.

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Project by DrAllred posted 12-31-2010 03:30 AM 3489 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small ring box, aka grease box, that I built for my daughter out of a few scraps and about 1 hours worth of work. It is Maple sandwiched by Walnut, it is 2.25” square and pivots on a 3/16” dowel. The box was sanded to 320 grit and spray finished with 3 coats Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane, sanding with 600 grit between the 2nd and last coats. It was a blast to make and once lined with felt, it will hold my daughters wedding rings when she does the dishes.

Now, I think this also qualifies me for the Grease Box owners Club, if not then I’ll make another one.

It was a blast to make and I now know that my belt sander is not square to the table, a minor problem that will be fixed soon.

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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#1 posted 12-31-2010 03:41 AM

Something I bet your Daughter will be proud to have and show off.
Great Job and very thoughful

-- DeputyDawg

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 05:50 AM

What a great keepsake! Well done.

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#3 posted 12-31-2010 07:01 AM

very nice box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 11:57 AM

Welcome aboard.

The Grease will make her hands soft when doing the dishes. :)

That is a good looking wee box, they can become addictive.


-- 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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#5 posted 12-31-2010 12:26 PM

That’s a wonderful little grease box and it’s a great idea to use ‘em for rings.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 12-31-2010 02:55 PM

David, very nice looking box. I like the contrast with the different woods.

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#7 posted 12-31-2010 03:14 PM

Beautiful little ring box, and yes it could also be a wonderful greasebox, but our daughters comes first.
So I will welcome you in the GBOC,
Best thoughts and happy new year,

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

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#8 posted 12-31-2010 03:45 PM

David you one good bud. I’m sure your daughter not only going to love it, but also find it useful. To me that was an hour of work very well spent. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 12-31-2010 07:17 PM

That is very beautiful! Sure she will be proud of it.
Great work and thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 12-31-2010 09:17 PM

Very nice box David. Rings or grease, it doesn’t matter as long as it made from wood and looks good (rhyme not intended)!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-31-2010 11:15 PM

Thanks for the comments, when I gave it to my daughter she was teary eyed and said thanks with a big hug. She does not want to loose her rings and this will help.

Now, off to the next project….

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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#12 posted 12-31-2010 11:55 PM

Ahhhh Man! Seeing those tears makes it all worth it….. Very good stuff David!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 01-08-2011 03:05 PM

I’m so happy to hear her reaction.
Big smile,

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

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#14 posted 01-09-2011 07:23 PM

David, I missed this post earlier, sorry to say. As a proud member of the GBOC I’d say this more than qualifies and vote to invite you as a member. Several ladies who have seen the little boxes like this I’ve made have said that they would make very nice ring and ear ring keepers. I bet the hug from your daughter was the most precious thing of all.

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

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#15 posted 09-12-2011 07:49 AM

Cute and valid i rekon

-- bilbaggins says: The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Chinese proverb

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