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Project by Napoleon posted 04-09-2011 11:59 PM 1535 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a small greasebox but there was 2 things irritating me.

1. Beacause of the two lids there is not so much room for the grease. The lid`s are kind of standing in the way for each other.

2. Even when i made the crosscut right on its not possible to open the box,there had to be a little space so the top lid can be pushed a side.

Then i looked at the skrew…i had put it into center of the lid in the back of the box. There it was…i had to set it of center and then the lid could open even i made the crosscut right on so it could look tight.

Then i figured if i leaved the second lid out i would have even more space,but then no way to keep it closed and not open by it self. Standing in my shop and looking around my eyes catches some magnets….bingo:)

I put 2 magnets in and now it closes with a little clik :)

Its not a beauty and this time finish was not important cause i just had to see that i worked and so it did.

A little fast evening projekt :)

I just love my little new shop :)

Ps Mafe has long before be made a box with magnets so thats problably why i got the ideèr with them inspired in my consience by him :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith





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mafe

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#1 posted 04-10-2011 01:07 AM

Hi Napoleon,
I’m so happy to see you are now in action in the shop, this was what I have been waiting for with exitement.
Yes you have got your self a wonderful room there, where you will be able to spend some time in your thoughts, in your own world.
The greasebox looks wonderful, a fine idea to combine the different designs.
I look forward to compare the designs and see if it really holds more grease in the same size box.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Napoleon

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#2 posted 04-10-2011 01:28 AM

Thanks Mafe:) yes i love my little cave.

Anyway if you have the same size of wood and you dont make 2 lids then you have more space for wax so this way it vill give more room.

looking forward to see you again. Today i really tryde out my new planes and the nr 4 and 6 are my favorites:)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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mafe

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#3 posted 04-10-2011 02:27 AM

I’m almost sure my doubble lit is so thin you cant build in a magnet, and all the space you use for the magnet in the box takes so much grease space that I think it holds less grease, but we will see I might be wrong.
Anyway you made a wonderful little greasebox and this is what is most important.
Yes I can Imagine you was in the hand plane sky then today, I look forward to try them one day.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Napoleon

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#4 posted 04-10-2011 09:44 AM

The size of the magnets i used for it is 3×6mm so they dont take much place :D

The best part is when i close the lid with a little “click” It just slidde into place :)

Today the sun is shinning and it seems to be a wonderfull day. I need to give a boat some attention,but after that ill spend the rest of the day in the shop :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Schwieb

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#5 posted 04-10-2011 12:41 PM

I like your greasebox. The magnets will keep it closed I’m sure. I like the one piece lid idea too. It is so great that you are enjoying your new workshop.

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

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saddletramp

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#6 posted 04-10-2011 01:32 PM

Love it. I need to make one of those. Can’t decide, one lid or two?

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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Napoleon

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#7 posted 04-10-2011 02:19 PM

Ken you can come and look for your self :)

Saddletram why not make them both ? ;)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 04-10-2011 07:00 PM

hey I nearly missed this one was surpriced to see something from you and your new shop….. LOL
but still a big congrat´s from us on the island :-)

nice little grease box :-)

take care
Dennis

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lilredweldingrod

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#9 posted 04-10-2011 07:15 PM

Napoleon, I’m glad to know that the magnets work, as I just received an order of magnets for this very thing. lol Two great minds, huh? lol Nice grease box.
How about an up date on the tool cave? I haven’t seen any new pics for a while. Rand

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Napoleon

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#10 posted 04-10-2011 08:03 PM

Lilredweldingrod take a look here http://lumberjocks.com/projects/46948 and thanks :)

Thanks Dennis and when vill i see the next projekt from you ? ;)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Div

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#11 posted 04-10-2011 09:33 PM

Good to see the new shop is not just there for daydreaming! :) Welcome to the GBOC.

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 04-11-2011 12:20 AM

sssssshhh Thomas please don´t picking on me I deffently is guilty of not making project´s the most of the
winther I struggle a little with the restoring at the moment some of the old finishing isn´t behave
like I want it to do and overloaded with work like you …. well you know the drill ….. no shoptime
but in the next two weeks I do hope to get into the shop …. vacation :-)
but the garden and the house has to have the springcleaning and some DIY work … but it will still be nice
to have some tools in the hands again … just from other trades ….lol

take care my freind
Dennis

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Ian W

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#13 posted 04-12-2011 01:14 AM

I like that. I’ve made a couple of the double top type but your design is very practical and user friendly.

-- any time in the wood shop is GOOD TIME

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