Safe Cracking #4: It's done!

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Blog entry by Milo posted 07-03-2012 09:00 PM 5112 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finished my single door pie safe.

It was made from antique pine I got from a neighbors barn. I bought the tins online, and used pocket joinery for the rails and stiles. I took the plans from a Sketch up model which I cut and half and adapted to a single door safe.

Many thanks to all the kind Lumberjocks that gave me advice on Sketch Up (Matt Donley & Brad Nailor!), panels (Stumpy, et. al.), and finish (Joe and everyone else!).

This was a really fun project, and I learned a lot and made my horizontal table router because of it.

I hope this inspires someone to do the same. Now my wife just has to find a place for it…. ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 10:00 PM

Turned out very nice, Milo.

Great fit and finish. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 10:11 PM

LOOKS really very NICE!

How did you end up Finishing it? Sure looks GOOD!


Have you watched the video on youtube by Chas. Neil where he makes a Pie Safe?

Linda late to ask… but you might look at it… just for kicks… LOL

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

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#3 posted 07-04-2012 12:56 AM

Joe, I did use mineral oil for the finish.

Also, I did go the Charles Neils site. I actually posted a project for the long board jointer I made from watching his videos. It made Top 3. ;) That jointer was a godsend when it came for prepping those pine barn boards!

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#4 posted 07-05-2012 10:10 AM

Your wife also needs a new cakes recipes book hint hint ;) Nice work mate :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 07-05-2012 05:00 PM

My wife has a great recipe for homemade ice cream to go with the pies! Nice work! Now I know of another use for mineral oil. Have used lemon oil on an oak bookcase several times. Thanks for sharing!

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