Pie Safe #1: A beginning

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Blog entry by scamp238 posted 12-22-2012 01:34 PM 1227 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My daughter and I are building a pie safe. Well, my daughter is building and i am supervising. She doesn’t seem to have much fear of the tools, so that is good. I have helped her with setting up the machines and giving advice, but she basically has done it all. She is 17 years old and a senior in high school. Anyway, here are a few pictures of what we have done so far. The design is roughly what is found in the 1988 Woodsmith magazine. I am pretty pleased with the results so far.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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Charles Maxwell

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#1 posted 12-22-2012 02:45 PM

Go girl(s)! I noticed the Sears Craftsman 12” bandsaw and, the light still works! I’ve had mine for 26 years and I love it. AND, the original light still works! I use Timber Wolf, 1/4”, 4TPI blades exclusively. never need to change them out…keep chargin!!


-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 03:01 PM

My daughter is female, but I am not. LOL. I got that bandsaw about a year ago from someone on Craigslist for $50.00. Along with that, I got some extra parts for my TS for free. I got a motor, miter gauge, extra fence and the hand wheels. I made out on that deal. I just wish I could find the sanding belts for it. nobody seems to sell them anymore.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 11:29 PM

Your time with your daughter will be worth more than just the finished piece. Excellent job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 02:15 AM

Your daughter looks like a talented woodworker. Can’t wait to see this finished.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 12-23-2012 03:32 AM

Right now we are having a pretty good time. We are having discussions about design and layout. We have made some minor mistakes, but they have been cutting off too little instead of too much. I can live with that.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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