Cherry Pie Box

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Project by boxcarmarty posted 827 days ago 2526 views 23 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 827 days ago

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 827 days ago

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 827 days ago

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 827 days ago

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?!

-- “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.” ― Mark Twain

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#5 posted 827 days ago

Great idea and very nice work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 827 days ago

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 827 days ago

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 827 days ago

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 !

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 827 days ago

Cool idea, well executed.

Thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 827 days ago

Superb build!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#11 posted 827 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 827 days ago

Mmmmmm Pie!!!

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 826 days ago

That’s really cool, and quite beautiful.

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#14 posted 826 days ago

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

-- Norman

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#15 posted 826 days ago

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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