Walnut pie safe

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Project by AlanMeyer posted 03-28-2013 08:15 AM 1418 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am finallly getting around to posting a few things. I really love this website and enjoy browsing all the wonderful things people make. Truly inspirational.
The tins are copper and I found a recipe online to make them look old. Punching the eagle design took 1.5 hours per panel. I ground down a old nail set. 3 coats of lacquer.

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#1 posted 03-28-2013 09:16 AM

Very nice pie safe! I love the construction of it and the walnut is just perfect. I don’t think I’d have the patience for all that hole punching though. :-)

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#2 posted 03-28-2013 09:24 AM

Beautiful work. I must admit I am impressed with the metal work, but probably wouldn’t have the patience for it.

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#3 posted 03-28-2013 01:30 PM

beautiful work

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#4 posted 03-28-2013 05:56 PM

Thanks all. Pandora is great to listen to while sanding, tin punching. Just get lost in the music!

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#5 posted 03-28-2013 06:29 PM

Well done.

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#6 posted 03-28-2013 11:48 PM

That is wonderful. I really like the details such as the molding around the copper panels. You did a great job on this piece.

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#7 posted 03-28-2013 11:49 PM

Really beautiful. I’ve found a ton of recipes for aging copper on the Internet. Which one did you use, because the color you have is a perfect compliment to the woodwork?

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#8 posted 03-29-2013 02:14 AM

2 parts white vinegar, 1.5 parts non-detergent ammonia, 0.5 parts non-oxidized salt. I sprayed the mixture on and let it sit for an hour. Wiped off. I did this again the next day. The next day I sprayed them off with a garden hose. Let them sit outside in the grass for a week. They did darken when they were sprayed with lacquer.
Hope this helps. Good luck.

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#9 posted 03-29-2013 02:44 AM

I like your pie safe. I hadn’t seen one made of Walnut before. Very nice.

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#10 posted 03-29-2013 02:17 PM

Beautiful!! Great job.

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#11 posted 04-04-2013 02:11 PM

Beautiful pie safe.

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#12 posted 04-04-2013 02:12 PM

Alan, this is very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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