pie safe

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Project by panhandler posted 11-26-2009 08:20 PM 4055 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter in-law requested a pie safe to match a corner hutch I built her awhile back. I used bronze screen for the doors. I did not know until after I had it made and I saw a post on LJ that you could buy punched tins and my doors are 1” to large for the pre made tins. A friend wanted one and paid for material, I did not think two would be much more work than one. I forgot about twice as much sanding and finishing.
My first dovetails using a new 12” Leigh jig.
Thanks for viewing, comments and criticism welcome.

-- Florida Panhandler

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 09:15 PM

This is a very fine piece, my Friend. I love the Grain patterns… Great Job!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 11-26-2009 09:23 PM

looking good ,
although it woudnt be to safe around here .
i think it would look prety much as it does now ,

empty !

well done .

you can make your own tin punchings ,
we do it all the time here in new mexico .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 11-26-2009 10:10 PM

You can buy the copper sheets large enough to fit your doors and punch them yourself. Norm did.

New Yankee Workshop's Pie Safe

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#4 posted 11-26-2009 10:35 PM

Nice looking pie safe.

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 01:50 AM

Very nice! i better not let my wife see this, she already wants a two door safe with a drawer. If you don’t mind me asking, did you build this from your own plans? Very nice job!

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#6 posted 11-27-2009 02:40 AM

My plan was to punch my own tins but I got to lazy also had to have it complete by Thanksgiving when they were coming to town for the holiday.
Westside, it is my own plan I got ideas from other post on LJ’s and some sites that sell Amish furniture

-- Florida Panhandler

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 04:58 AM

Very nice!! How do you like your Leigh jig?

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 06:56 AM

Very nice pie safe looks great

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#9 posted 11-27-2009 07:03 AM

Lovely piece of work. What timber is that you have used?

-- Mark, Sydney, Australia

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#10 posted 11-27-2009 06:11 PM

It is red oak with red oak stain brush on poly
I really like the Leigh jig, easy to set up and the instructions are easy to follow. After I got it and watched the video of all it will do I wish I had spent the extra money and got the bigger one.

-- Florida Panhandler

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#11 posted 11-30-2009 10:09 PM

that is a great looking pie safe.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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