|Project by BillyD||posted 01-01-2012 05:26 AM||2370 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
So here are my entries for the GBOC.
A little backstory: I originally saw the grease box on Roy Underhill’s show about two years ago. Being a beginner woodworker (although I’m not sure sporadically doing some woodwork every 4+ months qualifies as being a woodworker), I thought it’d be a great project to try. I was discouraged after realizing I couldn’t saw a straight line by hand and never finished this small project.
So fast forward to a little under a year ago – I bought a decent backsaw and after seeing the Frank Klausz DVD about tool sharpening, I realized the importance of tuning a handsaw. I decided to try the grease box again and boy, did the new backsaw and tuning make a difference.
Along with the Frank Klausz DVD and Roy Underhill, I got a lot of inspiration, tips, and how-to instructions from Kari Hultman’s blog, The Village Carpenter (http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/2010/02/roys-grease-pot.html), and the numerous examples here on LJ (specifically, Mafe’s blogs on it). Thanks all!
The 3 I’m showing – I only know the one on the lower right is cherry but the other two are scrap wood that I was given. The purple and lighter colored dovetails I made from the wood of one of my used skateboards.
Finished with poly wipe and mineral oil.
Thanks for looking.