Pie Box with Pie Cavity

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Project by Josh posted 01-05-2014 10:01 PM 1469 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All Y’all,

Hello and welcome to another day. The first and only project we will be discussing today is exhibit A: Nina’s pie box. It is a peculiar venture to craft a box solely for the purpose of pie transportation. But, lo, that is what we see here before us today. This box was crafted by the hands of Josh. He is the artist formerly known as Joshua but has decided to change his name due to personal interests.

As you can see, the artist chose to use beetle-kill pine as his main choice of wood. White pine was also used for the sliding lid and for the fixed bottom. At the back of the box on the top, you will notice that a loose knot has given way and left a void. This was not the artist’s intent, but as all of you fellow woodworkers know, wood is a fickle thing. While cutting the grove for the lid, the knot exploded into a shower of loose knot particles, stunning the artist. A believer in chaos theory, Josh decided to just go with the proverbial flow and call the mishap “character.”
An 1/8” roundover was chosen for all edges so as to make pie transport comfortable for the pie courier. One thing also to take note of is the usage of a magnet so said lid stays put.

The artist was not available for comment.

If you would like to leave a comment, compliment or even some words of wisdom, please do it here. The artist wishes to correspond only via email. This will of course not be his personal email. Any complaints regarding this matter can be sent to Thank you for being present today.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 01-05-2014 10:08 PM

Nice job and I like the way Josh incorporated the knot explosion into the artistry of this piece. I also like the way that Josh speaks in the 3rd person….sorta like “Jimmy” on Seinfeld!

This is a great looking pie box. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 12:33 AM

This appears to be a project that is rugged enough to do a lot of pie toting. As a pie-eater myself, I do hope Nina bakes a lot of pies in an effort to satisfy other pie eaters of course, but mainly to prove that Joshua, the artist. Is also a craftsman worthy of compliments and other opportunities to create things of beauty and practical uses. Go Josh go!!!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 03:24 AM

Mighty fine pie carrying box there Josh! I’m glad beetle-kill pine was use for this very serviceable mode of important transport that will carry many very yummy pies for years to come! And I do like character!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 05:39 AM

Must be pretty good closure on that box ‘cause I can’t smell the pie!

Nice job Josh!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 01-06-2014 05:22 PM

The artist wishes to thank all of you lovely people.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 01-06-2014 05:51 PM

You had me at “pie”...

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#7 posted 01-06-2014 06:39 PM

The artist is just glad he had you, Smitdog.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#8 posted 01-08-2014 03:01 PM

Does the artist name begin with a “J”. LOL
I may make one to. I would get a lot of points form the wife when she showed up at church with a pie in a box like yours. Excellent little project.
I received my Whiteside lock miter bit in the mail yesterday. I could use it in this project.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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#9 posted 01-15-2014 07:48 PM

Yes, the artist is Josh. He is still mired in his reclusive ways. I assure you though, he appreciates your kindness.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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