Pie Crust Table #5: The edge completed!

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 05-06-2009 05:01 AM 2920 reads 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Working on the inside edge Part 5 of Pie Crust Table series Part 6: The top is finally done! »

It’s been nice to get the chance to work in my shop. I get 2 hours when my daughter takes her nap and
a couple hours when she’s with my wife.

Now the easy part. Just cutting with my templates.

Here is the inside radius. Got some burn marks from where I ground the bearing off. I’ll just need to clean it up later.

The classical plunge bit.

The step cut.

And finally the outside radius.

Well, this completes the outside edge of the top, finally! It’s downhill from here. (Unless I screw something up)

Next I will show you how I go about cutting out all that material from the center.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 05:05 AM

I am finally getting the picture of how all of this is coming together, I think I’v looked through this blog about 3 times. Thanks so much for these posts. I am seing and ubderstanding how you’ve broken this baby down.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 05:29 AM

OOOOOooooooo o o o o

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 05-06-2009 05:36 AM

you are amazing…and best of all you share…your experience and knowledge that is…thank you gary!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 05-06-2009 05:38 AM

All this at 2 hours a whack?!? ...I take months to do stuff, and well…it’s still nowhere close to this.
lookin’ awesome!

-- Jon

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#5 posted 05-06-2009 05:45 AM

Wow, great blog and pics on your process. What a project…....... It would take me days or weeks to complete this…...... first of all just getting up the nerve to attempt it!

Thanks again for posting and I’ll be looking for the rest of your blog!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#6 posted 05-06-2009 05:50 AM

Gary, thanks for the walkthroughs, that’s an insane accomplishment :)

On a sidenote, how was the piecrust done traditionally? Obviously with gouges and such, but was the layout similar, etc?


-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#7 posted 05-06-2009 06:11 AM

Thanks for the update going along great

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-06-2009 06:12 AM

if i sent the mahogany would you make me one?
thanks for posting these , i am looking forward to the legs.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#9 posted 05-06-2009 08:44 AM

Is there going to be pinching of the edges?

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

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#10 posted 05-06-2009 10:53 AM

Gary that looks great. Keep it up and thanks for sharing.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#11 posted 05-06-2009 11:22 AM

You are some kind of wood genius. I don’t know how you do it. You just say “I’m going to do this really involved, seemingly impossible thing now,” and then you do. So inspirational, except I know I’m going to take that inspiration, march out to the garage, and completely destroy some wood, and maybe some tools :)

It looks amazing. Tell your daughter to take another hour for her nap tomorrow. I’m excited to see how you finish this thing up! I’m with the above posts. I’d still be laying out my lines. You work so fast.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#12 posted 05-06-2009 11:54 AM

Keep up the good work Gary!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#13 posted 05-06-2009 12:39 PM

It’s coming along great.

I bet you dream a lot at night, thinking about your next move.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 05-06-2009 01:28 PM

Gary, this is one sweet project. All your time and devotion to this project is obviously paying off. Pie makers always strive for a perfect crust…I think you’ve done it.

Thanks for posting this.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#15 posted 05-07-2009 12:42 AM

A very systematic approach to doing this pie crust top, I think this step by step approach makes this very difficult top a “do able” project for most. Definitely makes me think this project which I believed out of my skill level is within my realm. Thanks for sharing.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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