My GBOC Entry

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Blog entry by rance posted 02-20-2011 08:02 AM 3572 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch



I’ve enjoyed and have been inspired by all the various Grease Boxes and I’ve got a few ideas in the future. I was first inspired by Roy’s, and I started one based on his design, but alas, it sits unfinished ‘somewhere’ in the workshop. One day I’ll finish it, when I find it.

1) In the theme of trying to come up with something different, and 2) trying to find a use for some of the scraps I have lying around all over the place, here is my entry. The wood is an offcut of some Ash stair treads a ww buddy of mine gave me. My plans were to make the dovetail slide from something contrasting, but I cut up some Pine to use for the building process and just havn’t got around to making the nice one yet. Finish is a 5 minute dunk in Danish Oil, which I’m not impressed with on the Ash. It is not officially finished yet since I havn’t found a screw to go into the top, hence a Blog rather than a finished Project.

The offcut after routing the dovetails (ww rule #2, never make just one of anything):

After drilling the holes and then slicing off the tops:

Hey, since I have no grease to put in it, I could call it a Ring Box. :) I’d have to cover up that dimple from the forstner bit though.

So please consider this my megar entry application to the Grease Box Owner’s Club. My first, but not my last. Well Mafe, do I get to join? :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

7 comments so far

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 08:37 AM

missing screw, missing grease …that going to be a hard dession for him …..LOL

congratĀ“s with the build
thankĀ“s for sharing it Rance


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#2 posted 02-20-2011 09:01 AM

Thanks Dennis. :) This box is just one example of a screw I’m missing. I started out with several loose screws. Once I finish it, then I can add it to my project page.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 10:36 AM

Nice one Rance.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 02-20-2011 05:16 PM

Good stuff….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 08:25 PM

Shoot me a PM with your address and I will send you a piece of ebony.Rand

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#6 posted 02-20-2011 09:48 PM

Looks good from here! Even with the screw missing(box or otherwise) you qualified: Welcome as full member to the GBOC!

DIV – Founder member GBOC

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 04:45 AM

Congratulations. you are now a member of Mads’ GBOC!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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