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Project by AlanMeyer posted 489 days ago 1069 views 4 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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Brandon

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#1 posted 489 days ago

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. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 489 days ago

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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-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 489 days ago

beautiful work

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AlanMeyer

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#4 posted 489 days ago

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

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 488 days ago

Outstanding.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 488 days ago

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

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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ddockstader

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#7 posted 488 days ago

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 488 days ago

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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mbs

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#9 posted 488 days ago

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

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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workerinwood

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#10 posted 488 days ago

Beautiful!! Great job.

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#11 posted 482 days ago

Beautiful pie safe.

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#12 posted 482 days ago

Alan, this is very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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