Pie Safe Protobuild

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Project by wooded posted 493 days ago 1002 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 493 days ago

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 493 days ago

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 493 days ago

Nice work.

-- CaptFerd

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#4 posted 493 days ago

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 493 days ago

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 493 days ago

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 493 days ago

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 493 days ago

I really like it

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#9 posted 493 days ago

Love pie safes. Well done.

-- Ron, Montana

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#10 posted 493 days ago

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

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#11 posted 492 days ago

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 492 days ago

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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