Pie Safe Protobuild

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Project by wooded posted 03-23-2013 02:06 AM 1234 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This four-tin pie safe was just completed as a practice piece before building a six-tin for the wife’s nephew and his wife in Pennsylvania. I didn’t even know what a pie safe was until Charles did his pie safe build. It is an Eastern thing, you know. They are collected new and old. It is of White Oak primarily plus some ash and pine inside and back (for flavour). The drawer pulls are original 1850-ish. Non-urathane oil finish. Ready to start on one in Walnut for them. Thanks for looking…......... PS, The tins are actually copper and were stripped of their lacquer and patina applied with Potash-Sulferated. Lacquer was removed by boiling the copper in a solution of baking soda and water…............;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#1 posted 03-23-2013 02:31 AM

Cool, made me go and look it up out of curiosity. So how many pies does this hold? (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 03-23-2013 06:31 AM

Great job, love how you did the copper tins. I will def try that on some copper tins that we will be putting in our kitchen cabinets. Looks great, Hoss

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 03-23-2013 09:43 AM

Nice work.

-- CaptFerd

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#4 posted 03-23-2013 10:58 AM

Well done, Looks great… I’m like you, I just recently learined what they were from seeing them on here. Great job…

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

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#5 posted 03-23-2013 12:04 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 03-23-2013 12:50 PM

Looks good the only other detail you might want to add is a sawtooth shelf adjusting system

-- nelson woodcrafters

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#7 posted 03-23-2013 01:00 PM

Nicely done. It looks really good. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 03-23-2013 01:44 PM

I really like it

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#9 posted 03-23-2013 01:49 PM

Love pie safes. Well done.

-- Ron, Montana

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#10 posted 03-23-2013 02:20 PM

Right dannelson, think l’ll be doing that on the taller one. J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#11 posted 03-23-2013 09:53 PM

It looks like it turned out looking great. The East Coast and South have a bunch of old pieces that are fun to build, including desk, Doe Boxes, potting Chairs (For children), Sugar Chest and many more. All are fun to build. One of my favorites is the Six panel Pie Safe with the drawer at the bottom and a hidden compartment in the top.

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#12 posted 03-24-2013 03:33 AM

Anything to do with pie and pie related projects are ace’s in my book. Well done! That is a very nice practice piece.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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