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Right of Passage (The Grease Box)

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Project by PAJA posted 121 days ago 2470 views 17 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since reading about the grease box/pot, I’ve wanted to make one. (Fantastic, in-depth blog series by Mads found here:) Grease Box Owners Club found here GBOC

This box is in a Japanese style with sliding top. The finger joint hinge was added just for fun. Not really necessary, but it allows access to the wax without having to fully remove the lid. (comes in very handy because i seem to have a fondness for misplacing lids of things)

The wax is a mixture of Beeswax, mineral oil, carnauba wax, and lemongrass oil (gives it a nice fresh smell even though the beeswax by its self is amazing)

Box is made of 1/4 teak with finger joint construction with 1/8” teak pins. Glued together using Titebond III

The faint mess that is seen on the inside of the lid is a failed attempt at using some new Oil paint pens to do a logo with. It was more pronounced before the finish was put on it. Kind of a cool halo effect so i didn’t sand it all the way off.

Teak box: 1 3/4” x 2 3/4” x 5” Holds close to 4oz of wax

A special signature “Thanks” to MAFE:
Thanks for the Library of Projects, Drawings, Blogs, and comments.

Cheers
-PAJA

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 121 days ago

Nice work. I like the hinges and latch ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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clarkey

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#2 posted 121 days ago

Cool grease box

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Rick M.

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#3 posted 120 days ago

Interesting. The box is unique with 4 battens on top, is it based on something? What is the last box above, with PA JA painted on?

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#4 posted 120 days ago

I really like this! Neat little box

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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PAJA

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#5 posted 120 days ago

Always nice to get feedback good or bad. Thanks for the kind words fellas.

Rick-
All inspired by fellow LumberJock MaFe:

The whole project was started for as a submission the Grease Box Owners Club

Box was inspired by this Japanese Tool Box

The last picture above is the underside of the lid. I usually include a Montana quarter inset in my projects that are near and dear to me. PAJA are my initials and is a “Nod” to MaFe the one I got all the information from.

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 120 days ago

Very nice grease box, nice change from the Roy Underhill version. Like your idea of the Montana quarter.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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PAJA

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#7 posted 120 days ago

Thanks Gus. The Montana quarters seem to be harder and harder to find. I have to pick and choose which projects get them lately because my supply is running low.

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"

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#8 posted 120 days ago

Great job

-- Norman

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#9 posted 120 days ago

looks great. consider the idea for the lid looted

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Manitario

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#10 posted 120 days ago

very cool! I’m going to put this on my list of future projects. What did you use for the grease?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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PAJA

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#11 posted 120 days ago

Loot away! It’s all part of the collective consciousness.

It is just a mix of beeswax and mineral oil. Melted and blended together in a mason jar.
Made a little recipe here.

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"

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#12 posted 119 days ago

awesome, thanks!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 70 days ago

Great box! Love it!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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