Cherry Pie Box

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Project by boxcarmarty posted 01-14-2012 03:08 PM 3449 views 24 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pie box for the Mrs. It is a mix of cherry wood with an aged cherry trim. (all from the scrap pile) The integrated hinges were made from the blog of the master hinge builder shipwright. I also have to give thanks to Kent Shepherd for his inspirational boxes for which I borrowed a few ideas from. The box holds two pies stacked on top of each other so that she can carry them to family gatherings and such. The finish is two coats of Howard feed-n-wax. Now I have to go put my order in for a cherry pie :)

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 03:22 PM

That is one beautiful pie holder. As years go by, I am sure when the “gathering” see’s the Mrs. carrying that box they will know they are in for a great treat. Good work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 03:43 PM

Will you share the planes for this build please? Great job and idea! Have you ever thought to build one for a casserole dish? I’m really impressed with this idea and your craftsmanship. Thanks again for sharing.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 03:55 PM

That is a really cool idea! I’m guessing the Mrs’ friends are going to be putting in request for theirs.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 04:01 PM

That is a great project. My wife is a designated pie baker for the family. We have an old cardboard box that has seen many years of use. This is a great idea.

What’s next – an apple pie box?!

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#5 posted 01-14-2012 04:05 PM

Great idea and very nice work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 01-14-2012 04:05 PM

Very nice. I noticed the wooden hinges – are they hard to make?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 01-14-2012 04:48 PM

Todd, I really didn’t have any plans when I started this. I bought the pie pans for my box sizes and winged it from there. I had several rough attempts with the lid before going with this design. The rack between the two pies were simply cut on the table saw using a dado blade and the rings to hold the pie pans in place was cut on the bandsaw using a wheel jig that I had made.

Earl, The hinges are from shipwright’s blog on Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1 It took a little trial and error but I got them dialed in to work smoothly.

Chuck, The Mrs. also had one of those cardboard boxes, that’s what gave me the idea for something nicer.

Thanks for all of the comments…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#8 posted 01-14-2012 04:51 PM

Really nice work there!
Good use of that wood for sure.
I wonder if I make one of those if we’ll start seeing more pie around here !
Nice Job !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#9 posted 01-14-2012 05:15 PM

Cool idea, well executed.

Thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 05:33 PM

Superb build!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#11 posted 01-14-2012 06:14 PM

That’s a fine pie box, the first I’ve every seen. great design

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#12 posted 01-14-2012 06:41 PM

Mmmmmm Pie!!!

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 01-14-2012 08:12 PM

That’s really cool, and quite beautiful.

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#14 posted 01-14-2012 10:15 PM

Great project. I have not seen one of these for many years

-- Norman

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#15 posted 01-15-2012 12:14 AM

Very nice! All from scrap wood too. You must have a nice selection of wood. This is a great idea, well done.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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