Old Timey Woodworkers Lube Box

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Project by Chris posted 12-28-2011 09:48 AM 2578 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

tinkering… left imperfect and with sanding striations reminiscent of the time

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

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 12:53 PM

Nice lil greasebox =)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 01:38 PM

Congrat with the greasebox, really a sweet one!
You are now a member of the GBOC L/J.
You can read a lot about the subject here:
The best of my thoughts and a happy new year,

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

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 04:39 PM

I’ve never seen or heard of a greasebox,,,,thanks for the history lesson. It looks like a very useful thing to have around….

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 05:09 PM

That’s an interesting project. I’ve seen a hole bored into the end of a wood handle screwdriver for the same purpose.

I’ve used door-ease stick lubricant for this purpose.

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 06:12 PM

Mafe, thanks for informing me of the grease box blogging url, wow i have never discovered that information on greasepots up here on Lumberjocks before now. I feel like a total idiot almost with the in-depth description of such a simple project. My thoughts were originally that there would be individuals like myself that had not heard of neither ever seen one. Thus the logic behind the description.

MontanaBob – you are not in the boat alone, there are many of us that have not ever heard of one, i never had until a couple of years ago…now that i was given the blog information from Mafe, i’m interested in learning more about this ‘greasepot’

take care guys, Chris

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

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 06:21 PM

That’s a nice little grease box, Chris. I guess that makes you an official member of the grease box club. Nice work.

-- 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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#7 posted 12-28-2011 08:12 PM

Very nice!!!!
I just watched the episode of The Woodwright’s Shop this past week where he made one of these.
Again, nice work.

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 10:29 PM

Nice little grease box. I love those locking lids.


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#9 posted 12-29-2011 05:14 AM

I saw that episode of the Woodwright’s Shop this past weekend as well. You’ve even got his dialogue pretty much identical. Way to go!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#10 posted 12-29-2011 05:17 AM

nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-30-2011 06:43 AM

I made one of those last year – still haven’t posted it yet. oops. I never thought to make one so little! – that’s great!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#12 posted 12-30-2011 07:40 AM

Scott post some pictures bro, we all want to see it, i was unaware prior to my posting of same but there is a Greasepot Club up here. You need to post your pictures so you can be accepted into the brotherhood. lol

Take care and thanks. Chris

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

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#13 posted 12-30-2011 12:59 PM

Hi Chris, no need to excuse, we all re invent here, it is a part of the fun about woodworking I think, to re discover, re invent and find the pleasure of these things, never stop doing that.
Yes we were quite a few that took that road some time ago and had great fun, I use my box / pot often in the shop and it reminds me of the past and my buddies here.
You even got a bonus that you became a GBOC member without knowing there were a GBOC, smiles.
Happy new year and the best of my thoughts,

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

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