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Project by Napoleon posted 04-11-2011 11:23 AM 1602 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some month ago Daddyt made a nice greasebox with a wonderfull coin in as inlay. I really liked that coin so he was so kind to send me some. I promised too used them and so i did today.

What would be more right than to make a greasebox showing the other side of the coin…:)

Such a nice picture of an indian. The reason the LN no1 is in the picture is that i gave it a new name…............”The greasebox plane” :) i used it to plane the wood for the box and it did an excellent job. Fits perfekt for such small things and much better than to used if for…was it holding letter you told me Mafe ? :D

I know most of you have a ton of greaseboxes,but i like making it and i think this is not the last one made of me :)

The Wood is palisander and the hinge is a skrew hidden under a “prop” (dont know the foreign word for it)

Have a nice day :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith





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Napoleon

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#1 posted 04-11-2011 11:24 AM

Omg i kill this camera !!!!!!

Sorry only the last picture is good. Damm i hate that camera!

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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patron

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#2 posted 04-11-2011 11:54 AM

well i sure like that wood
the box is great
keep it up
glad you are working the new shop

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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americancanuck

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#3 posted 04-11-2011 12:03 PM

can you tell me what a grease box is? the wood and the craftsmanship are beautiful

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mafe

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#4 posted 04-11-2011 12:27 PM

That was nice of you DaddyT.
Looking good.
I’m off to the streets of to 25 degrees c in Paris, no woodworking here…
Here a link to the planes I spoke of:
http://www.thebestthings.com/newtools/karl_holtey_tools.htm
It was not me saying the No. 1 is a letter weight, I read it in a test, where they called it a kids toy but a exelent letterweight for collectors, but for collectors we speak Stanley No. 1. I personally even find my No. 2 too small to be really usefull, but I love it still. I Usually go from no three to a block plane.
Best thoughts,
Mads
(And I would still be a walking smile if I owned a Stanley No. 1, but I think it will be a LN one day).

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

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mafe

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#5 posted 04-11-2011 12:29 PM

A grease box is:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/18565

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

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DaddyT

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#6 posted 04-11-2011 02:10 PM

WOW thats awesome! Good looking grease box Thomas!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#7 posted 04-11-2011 02:21 PM

Now that is snazzy looking. Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Napoleon

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#8 posted 04-11-2011 02:37 PM

Thanks all of you :)

Well ist just a little box and nothing fancy about it but i had a lot fun making it in MY NEW SHOP :D

Mafe dont read what i write just know what i mean! LOl yes that was what you told me i just forgot the exect words :)

Daddy the coin from you makes it all. I hope the coins from Denmark will make their way to you :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Div

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#9 posted 04-11-2011 09:56 PM

Looks good with the coin. I wouldn’t mind one of those letterweights…! Be it Stanley or LN, I’m not fussy!

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

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#10 posted 04-11-2011 10:06 PM

don´t be so hasty Thomas …you make project´s faster than I can ceep up with them at the moment …. LOL
and a Little bragging is okay with me Thomas :-)
you cuold also look at it the same way Stanley did …. the small planes isn´t for children but for small
task were bigger planes or blockplanes can´t make the job as good as number 1, 2 and 3
just like you did with this little nice box

take care
Dennis

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#11 posted 04-11-2011 10:12 PM

I just have seen in the dictonary that “Palisander” shuold bee Brazilian rosewood
but I´m not sure they are totely right in this case , but it does smell of liquorice isn´t it Thomas
so maybee there is someone here on L J know it

take care
Dennis

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Napoleon

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#12 posted 04-11-2011 10:42 PM

Div@ year that coin does it all right :)
Dennis@ I actually think like that,that plane is so nice for small things and you can see what you doing easyer than with my blockplane. Hasty you said..i have just make a greasebox more in mahogany but i will spare you for that :D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#13 posted 04-11-2011 10:57 PM

:-) just make mee green of envy …. LOL
but one day its me who go beserk in project´s …............ slowly with out stress….LOL

Dennis

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mafe

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#14 posted 04-13-2011 01:50 PM

Found the thread, here a answer to the no 1 story:
TOOLS AND TOOL COLLECTING
The lovable little Stanley No. I
Stanley tools represent a major category of collectible tools, and can form the basis for a rewarding and stimulating hobby. One of the most desirable of Stanley tools for the collector is the diminutive Stanley No. 1 bench plane. This tiny, 5-1/2” long plane poses some interesting mysteries for the collector. First, what was it used for? It’s so small-that even a craftsman with a small hand finds it uncomfortable to use. And second, for a tool that was manufactured in abundance over a 73 year period (1870-1943), why should it be so scarce?
As to the first mystery-its size-the explanation is relatively straightforward. These planes were designed for use by elementary school woodworking classes, and were used in the introduction to the proper care and use of woodworking planes.
The second mystery requires a more hypothetical explanation. With the advent of U.S. involvement in W.W. II came the need for scarce raw materials by factories involved in the rapidly increasing war production industries. Those with memories reaching back that far remember that not only were civilians in general involved in paper and fat saving drives, among others, but schools and other institutions also were called on to collect and donate large amounts of scrap material.
The widespread draft also was a factor. Shop teachers, especially at the elementary school level, came into short supply overnight, thus freeing up the tools and materials formerly used in their courses as vital scrap. Since the majority of No. 1 planes produced were to be found in schools, a large number of these planes were absorbed by the wartime scrap drives.
In case you’re thinking of purchasing a Stanley No. 1, be prepared to pay between $400 and $650 for an example in good or better condition. Also be sure to buy from a reputable dealer who will guarantee the plane is genuine.
Wood Magazine issue No. 1 Sept/Oct 1984.

Here are the link for the discussion:
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?44488-No.-1-Stanley-Plane-Useful-or-Paper-Weight

So it was a school class handplane, and that is then the explanation why the handle is so small.
I understood why they made a small plane, but never understod why they made thet handle so small.

Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#15 posted 04-13-2011 04:21 PM

thank´s Mads for the history lesson :-)

take care
Dennis

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