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Project by Mesca posted 01-31-2007 06:40 AM 2507 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After retiring as a social worker I became interested in woodworking. I’ve made several items that I was really proud of but this has been my favorite. For years I’d been wanting a pie safe that was similar to one my grandparents had owned. A few years ago when a friend had her hardwood floor replaced following damage from Hurricane Frederick, she offered me the old flooring. The idea stuck me that I could problably build the piesafe out of this flooring and a couple of oak boards I had in the garage. It was a lot of work, cutting off the tongue and goove and joining the boards together but I’m definitely happy with the results.

-- Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.





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#1 posted 01-31-2007 06:44 AM

Nice did you do the tin work?

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Mesca

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#2 posted 01-31-2007 07:21 AM

Thanks -Actually it was copper sheets that I bought off eBay…. but I did do the punching myself – with a nail and screwdriver. I found the pattern on the internet.

-- Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.

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#3 posted 01-31-2007 08:27 AM

Very nice work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 01-31-2007 08:48 AM

Mesca, you do lovely work. I’m assuming that after cutting off the toung and grooves, you edge jointed them. How did you do this. What type of joinery is used in this piece? How did you accomplish the finish?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#5 posted 01-31-2007 01:18 PM

definitely something to be proud of.

I haven’t made anything big yet (well, except a box for outside, yes, boys I have made a box)... but the thought of wanting something/needing something and then creating it is very powerful.

It’s kinda like when Rick and I go flyfishing: I’ll only use my own flies; catching a fish on something that I made is much more rewarding than just plain-old fishing. (and an aside note – we only practice “catch and release”).

Beautiful piece of furniture and I love the copper work!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Mesca

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#6 posted 01-31-2007 02:31 PM

As for the joinery… I used a biscuit joiner. To aid in getting a smooth surface I would join 4-5 boards at a time and after they dried run thru my planer. Then I would join the sections of board to get the width I needed for sides. The finish is simply a Danish Walnut stain and Delpf polyurathane.

-- Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 01-31-2007 06:12 PM

An outstanding piece of furniture, this is to nice to have been your first project. The Copper looks much better than the punched Tin does, it seems like a better blend with the wood.
And Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Mesca

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#8 posted 01-31-2007 08:32 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words… If I gave the impression that this was my first project, I’m sorry…. It’s just my favorite.

-- Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 01-31-2007 08:53 PM

I’ll have to learn to be a better reader, but it’s still a nice project.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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