First Pie Safe

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Project by piesafejim posted 06-21-2011 03:39 AM 1789 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought i would go ahead and post this safe as well. This was my first ever pie safe, it was a gift for my sister. I used pocket screws and although very sturdy the screwas were rather unsightly. I was however very happy with the grain on the top and the glueup turned out pretty good. The finish was a waer based poly i I have found very family friendly inthe basement shop durng the wintertime. Again everything started from East TN sawmill lumber. My cousin helped me plane the wood and coined the much often used phrase “man i hate planing wood” but it is part of the process. Hope you like this one. Moving to a walnut version next. I guess i is safe to say i am fnd f these old pieces of furnture.
Thanks for your time.

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#1 posted 06-21-2011 04:46 AM

Can’t wait to see your walnut version, these are beautiful! Can you tell me more about your tins…what you used? Maybe a closer picture of the tins if you get a free moment…

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#2 posted 06-21-2011 05:28 AM

Thanks JFobare. I Use muratic acid. You can buy burnishers but i prefer this. I use a pllastic contaner and take some newspaper put the acid in a spray bottle open up the paper wet it down and put in a tin then fold over a couple of pages wet again and put in another tin and so forth then spray it down and get it sooaked put on the lid and leave it for two or three days, then take the tins out and rinse with waterhose and lay them out in the sun to dry. I let them set for a few hours then I use a dark stain on them rub the stain on then kind of blot it off then set them aside to dry for a little while and you have aged lookng tins. Most important use unplated tins. Sorry dont think have anything closer of the tins at the moment but I will try and get one for you. Thanks for your comment.

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#3 posted 06-21-2011 12:32 PM

Well done i like it. I never heard of a pie safe but now i must have one LOL very well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 06-21-2011 01:55 PM

This is a very nice piece of furniture; it really looks like an antique. Well done.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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