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Project by Philip posted 10-06-2012 02:39 PM 1539 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second hand tool aid made from the tree that was cut down at my work a couple years ago. I will post a blog later about everything that went into its construction. Now if I could just finish that spoke shave…

-- I never finish anyth





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#1 posted 10-06-2012 02:49 PM

nice one Philip

welcome to the grease box owners club

jamie

-- 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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#2 posted 10-06-2012 05:09 PM

What is a grease box or why is it called that?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 07:53 PM

I know they used to be used with black powder rifles for the cloth patch that they use (I use an Altoids can with crisco), but I don’t know what he is using it for.

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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#4 posted 10-06-2012 09:32 PM

Roy Underhill episode:

http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2900/2901.html

Plus several blogs & projects on LJs.

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#5 posted 10-06-2012 10:25 PM

great to see you among the GBO´s … :-)
the shave looking sharp too
thanks for sharing Philip

Oldnovice
here is the 5 blogs Mafe (Mads ) made about what a greasebox is

http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/18541
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/18553
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/18565
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/19128
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/19229

take care
Dennis

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Philip

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#6 posted 10-06-2012 10:58 PM

Exactly. Roy under hill episode is where I got the idea. It is used on hand tools to cut easier and smoother, particularly saws and planes.

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#7 posted 10-07-2012 12:48 AM

Thanks for the information! That is interesting and very thorough research by Mafe!

Believe it or not, my first exposure to bees wax was in a semiconductor die placement process. Bees wax was used as did not contain impurities detremental to the process and it had the temperature characteristics required for this operation. Sometimes the best solution is an obvious one!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 10-07-2012 03:34 AM

Post your research in projects! I have been wanting to do this project for awhile now.

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#9 posted 10-07-2012 03:41 AM

You just had to go and make it all so beautiful, didn’t you. Now I’m going to be stuck on that shave. Drats!
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Gorgeous work.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 10-07-2012 09:48 AM

What a nice greasebox, you are going to love that one.
I am so jealous on that dovelplate, have to make me one soon.
The inlay on the shave really makes it stand out.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#11 posted 10-07-2012 11:06 AM

Wonderful tools and nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#12 posted 10-07-2012 12:57 PM

Ohh yes and welcome to the GBOC (GreaseBoxOwnersClub).
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/18541
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Philip

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#13 posted 10-07-2012 06:03 PM

Thanks Mads! I will have to add it to your blog when I get a spare minute!

-- I never finish anyth

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#14 posted 10-07-2012 06:38 PM

;-)

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

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#15 posted 10-09-2012 06:07 PM

UNA CAJA PERFECTA PHILIP Y LOS CONOCIMIENTOS
QUE APORTARON MAFE Y DENNISGROSEN HAN CONVERTIDO
A ÉSTA ENTRADA EN HISTÓRICA ;-)

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