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This is a pie safe I built last winter/spring. The plans came from finewoodworking.com. I altered a few things to make it my own but stuck to the plans pretty close.

I signed up to take a woodworking class to have something to get me out of the house during the long winters here and I loved it. I definitely have a new hobby! Critiques are welcome!





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MadMark

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#1 posted 01-14-2016 02:40 PM

Excellent work!

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 01-14-2016 02:54 PM

Good job. Always good to use your imagination to personalize your work.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Luddite

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#3 posted 01-14-2016 03:47 PM

Well done!

Stay woodworking my friend.

—Terry

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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pottz

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#4 posted 01-14-2016 06:42 PM

nice job no complaints here keep up the good work.youll have so much fun wood working youll wish winter never ends-lol.welcome.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Matthew Eye

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#5 posted 01-14-2016 06:46 PM

What is it made of?

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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ohwoodeye

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#6 posted 01-14-2016 06:46 PM

3 Apple pies on the left and 3 cherry on the right please.
Looks good. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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kjoowens

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#7 posted 01-14-2016 06:54 PM

Matthew, it is made of quarter sawn white oak.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 01-14-2016 08:22 PM

Excellent pie safe!! Nice work!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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nmdusty

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#9 posted 01-14-2016 08:39 PM

great job. I like the blue porcelain handles, too.

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david38

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#10 posted 01-14-2016 09:51 PM

looks great

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jeffswildwood

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#11 posted 01-14-2016 10:18 PM

Very nice job. Looks great. I like the metal on the front. Welcome to lumberjocks and I look forward to seeing more.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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Kaleb the Swede

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#12 posted 01-15-2016 12:25 AM

Wow thats your first!? Looks better then all I have done so far. Great job!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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AnthonyHbm

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#13 posted 01-15-2016 12:34 AM

Lovely work kjoowens. Wood selection is appealing, joinery looks very tight, proportionally its a gorgeous piece and I’m sure admired by anyone one who sees it. Mortice & tenon, frame & panel, drawers, crown molding all on your first project…WOW! Very impressive. Would love to see this project from a few more angles and with the doors and drawers opened.

-- Anthonyhbm

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Bobsboxes

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#14 posted 01-15-2016 12:57 AM

Great looking pie safe, they wouldn’t be safe around me. Great first project.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Constance

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#15 posted 01-15-2016 05:55 AM

Great job, really very nice flow to it.

-- Constance, Texas

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