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Blog series by Milo updated 07-03-2012 09:00 PM 4 parts 9952 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Pie Safe Adventure

06-23-2012 12:53 AM by Milo | 0 comments »

I’ve been banging around trying to make this pie safe since well before Mother’s Day. School has been the primary reason I haven’t finished it, so I thought maybe I’d blog about my adventure… First off, I found a pie safe idea I liked on Google, in the SketchUp repository there. But I wanted to make a single door, so after getting a lot of Sketchup help from folks on Lumberjocks, I started with this… The only measurement I had to work with was...

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Part 2: Door, Panel and Drawer work

06-26-2012 02:16 AM by Milo | 5 comments »

Hey gang, here’s an update on my pie safe adventures… I worked on the raised panel side of the safe. There are four of them, and I used my snazy new horizontal router to do them. Lemmetellyasum’n. PRACTICEPRACTICEPRACTIVE with your router before you do the real doors or you’ll tear them up!! You MUST make multiple passes and take your time, or you just make mince meat of your boards. I was farily fortunate and was able to repair most of the damage I did to ...

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Part 3: Cosmetic Repairs to stoopid mistakes

06-30-2012 08:45 PM by Milo | 0 comments »

Have you every had a situation were you were working with older, dryer wood, or antique pine, and you were planing away, and BANG, a pretty knot in the center of the wood exploded. Well, here’s what you can do with the situation instead of junking the entire piece and starting over. Sorry I don’t have the original hole to show you, but here is what happened after I took some of the broken know and some wood filler to the hole. This is after planing and sanding it flat. ...

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Part 4: It's done!

07-03-2012 09:00 PM by Milo | 5 comments »

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, a...

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