Simple grease box

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Project by Porcupine posted 11-25-2013 01:23 PM 1068 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a very simple take on the grease box, I turned it on the lathe from a scrap of maple, then drilled an offset hole on the drill press. You can see the lid is a little thin, and broke once, I glued it back together. I fill it with mutton tallow. Hopefully this will get me into the GBOC (grease box owners club) an honor I have coveted for for some time.

-- Joe, South Carolina

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 02:06 PM

Nice ‘application’ to the club Joe! Is that a metal liner? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 03:14 PM

Very nice, welcome to the club!

-- I never finish anyth

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 04:24 PM

Pardon me for the ignorance, but what’s the grease for?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 05:18 PM

I use it to lubricate my plane soles. Mutton was traditionally used for wooden bodied planes. It has a pleasant smell, reminds me of a gyro.

-- Joe, South Carolina

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 11:02 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#6 posted 11-27-2013 02:34 PM

Ah. Does it make your planes taste good too? ;-)

Thanks for the info.

I like the box by the way. Homemade utilitarian items have always pleased me for some strange reason.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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