Oak Pie Safe

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I live in an old farm house which does not have a lot of cabinet space. We needed more space to store kitchen stuff in so I designed this solid oak pie safe. It has 2 adjustable shelves in it. It was a lot of fun to design and build

-- Walt, Ohio

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#1 posted 1538 days ago

very nice pie safe..good job…did you punch your copper or purchase them…a lot of work in this…but it would be a fun project…looks very nice..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 1538 days ago

Great project nicely done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1538 days ago

That looks great Walt

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1538 days ago

I like it Walt, very good build .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 1538 days ago

nicely done I like it

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#6 posted 1538 days ago

Thanks for the good words. I bought the tins with the patterns punched in them. I felt a little guilty about buying the tins finished until I realized it would have taken me approximately 23 years to punch all of those holes myself…..

-- Walt, Ohio

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#7 posted 1537 days ago

That is an AWESOME piece

-- It's not the breaths U take but the moments that take your breath away !!

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#8 posted 1536 days ago

Where did you get the metal for the doors? I am working on a media cabinet right now that I designed using punched tin doors with back lighting. Did you punch the pattern yourself and if so, how long did that take?

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#9 posted 1536 days ago

I purchased the finished tins at Do a search on pie tins at that site and something should turn up. Also do a search on the net. I chose not to punch them myself because of the number of the tins I needed. I’m just a simple wood worker not a tin smith…..... Let me know what you come up with

-- Walt, Ohio

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 1532 days ago

Great looking pie safe. It is a excellent combination with the oak and metal. A pie safe is not necessary at my house. with the way we love to eat pies here they never seem to make it past the cardboard container.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Jeff Dubofsky

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#11 posted 1514 days ago

Another question on the tins…...Are they laminated to a ply backing with contact cement?

-- jdubo, Hartland Wisconsin..."If you see a flaw in my work take a (big) step back!"

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#12 posted 1514 days ago

Hello Jeff,

No the tins are not laminated to anything. They fit into a rabbit and I used 1/4×1/4 strips of oak around the entire tin to hold them in place. I used 18 gauge brads to hold the strips in place. The doors were designed around the size of the tins, of course

-- Walt, Ohio

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#13 posted 1514 days ago

great work

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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