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Forum topic by FaTToaD posted 10-27-2010 03:47 PM 3080 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2010 03:47 PM

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I’ve noticed a lot grease pot projects lately. Though they sure look like they’d be fun to make, I’m a little unsure what they are used for. And yes, I understand you put some sort of grease in them, but why? Also, why do some have what appears to be two lids? Can some of you master of wood enlighten a newbie on this matter? Thanks.


-- David

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 04:06 PM

I think you shuold start read this blog and the others Mafe made and then look at his first greasebox
then you will have most of the story behind them
and I know he is cooking on some follow ups about them :-)

good reading

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 04:08 PM

you put grease in it to keep it greased of course!

but if you are still curious. check this video out of Roy Underhill making one with the double lid, and explaining what its all about:

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 04:10 PM

Here’s Roy Underhill’s episode – this explains everything. It’s one-third of the LJ’s “membership trifecta”: a grease box, an end grain cuttng board, and a kerfmaker.

Edit: too slow.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 10-30-2010 01:15 AM

you know I haven’t made any of the “3” that you mentioned JJohnston, I guess I’m not a real LJ LOL. Actually I did mill up a kerfmaker out of a billet of aluminum, but I didn’t like how it came out, so it is sitting in a drawer in my shop unassembled.

-- San Diego, CA

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