Pye/pie safes

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Project by lunn posted 01-30-2013 12:16 PM 1088 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After posting a pict of a safe i made in walnut. Someone wanted to see the ones i did in mullberry. Just a clear coat over the natural color no stain etc. The tins are made from 5 v roofing tin i punch myself.

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#1 posted 01-30-2013 01:49 PM

Beautiful. Love pie safes.

-- Ron, Montana

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 02:09 PM

Looks very nice. I like the color.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 02:21 PM

Beautiful pie safes. Very nice craftsmanship.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 01-30-2013 03:12 PM

very nice

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 03:39 PM

A very nice pie safe,super work.

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 04:04 PM

Nice pieces.

How long does it take to layout and punch that much tin? It looks great!

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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#7 posted 01-30-2013 08:44 PM

Fantastic pie safe, like the design, build and the tin floral punches added a special touch to it.


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#8 posted 01-31-2013 12:19 AM

It’s harder to cut the tin into squares because of the ribs than punch the holes. For the holes, found a pattern i liked. made a die using 7/8 stock for the top and 3/4 for the bottom. Glued the pattern to the top board and drilled the holes thru both to use 1” concrete nails (loose). Place a board on 3 sides of the bottom to hold it square, clamp it down and start driveing the nails. Measure the nails , want them all the same lenght so you won’t have drifferent size holes. If you want a antique look, pickle them in muratic acid about 40% water 60% be careful it will burn your skin and don’t inhale the vapors. Only takes a few min. so have to watch.

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#9 posted 01-31-2013 01:15 AM

Very cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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