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Forum topic by mdbohica posted 02-01-2011 05:31 AM 1102 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2011 05:31 AM

I have been going through the project section and I see these gorgeous little boxes called Grease Pots.

Please educate me. What is a grease pot and what is it used for?

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 05:46 AM

Early jointers used tallow on the soles of their wooden planes to lessen drag.
Many were quite inventive and artistic as to style, closure and shape.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 06:19 AM

This is a good little video of Roy Underhill making and explaining grease pots.
Roy is one of the many colorful characters amongst the woodworking world.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 01:33 PM

everything you ever wanted to know about grease boxes
by our very own “Mafe” – and we now have a “Grease Box Club” you get to join just by making your own box and posting it as a project :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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