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Project by CNCSteve posted 1606 days ago 2011 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project from a woodworking magazine! Actually its a modified version of Fine Woodworking’s pie safe from the Jan 2006 issue. This project was for my tech school final project where we were required to build more then one and we had specific requirements as far as equipement, joinery, techniques, and processes. I couldnt nail a complete original design to use, so I mixed FWW’s project with a little modern twist. I incorporated the CNC router and ArtCAM to make the cherry leaves on the low left and right sides of the cabinet as well as the internal drawer fronts with the weave carving. One of the pictures has me shaping the legs on the Martin shaper using a jig I made on the CNC. The crown molding was made by creating templates and grinding knives for the Wieng molder at school instead of doing numerous tablesaw cuts and sanding like FWW did. I also used a CNC mortiser/tenor, CNC dovetailer, and alot more of the finest woodworking equipement available but I still took me enough time to build three of them beasts. Materials where solid 8/4 and 4/4 cherry, cherry mdf, KV undermount drawer slides (dont buy them, buy blums), cherry veneer, morris solid brass butt hinges, and chemcraft plastofix conversion varnish to seal it.

-- Steve, Wisconsin A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.





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mtkate

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#1 posted 1606 days ago

Very well put together. Nice choice on the glass too.

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#2 posted 1606 days ago

I love it…. You do outstanding work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 1606 days ago

Great project (or should I say, projects?)!

What do you end up doing with them once done, give them as gifts, sell them, something else?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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CNCSteve

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#4 posted 1606 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone Ones in my bedroom storing all my woodworking magazines, book, and tool catalogs. The other two my mom has her collectable stuff in one and my dad’s toy tractors in the other.

-- Steve, Wisconsin A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 1606 days ago

So then did you swap out the glass on the two that are housing collectables in order to show off the collections?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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jim1953

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#6 posted 1606 days ago

Great Lookin Pie Safe

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 1606 days ago

Well built and a lot of education went into them as well. The wood doesn’t care how you cut it as long as it’s done well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Breadboard

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#8 posted 1579 days ago

Excellent workmanship, accuracy above and beyond, thoughtful changes / additions to original plans, beautiful details and very creative CNC machining.
How do I know….because I was there!

Nice work Steve. You da CNC Man!
I’ll have Diana make some apple pies so we can test the pie safe…. :o)

-- "Beauty is in the Details"

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1579 days ago

It all looks great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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