Punch tin panels - source?

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Forum topic by Milo posted 04-03-2012 04:10 PM 2900 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2012 04:10 PM

Looking for a source for punch tine panels, such as can be found in a pie safe.

Looked all over, but not having any luck.



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#1 posted 04-03-2012 04:44 PM


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#2 posted 04-03-2012 04:47 PM

Agree with Don. Vandykes will have the most historically accurate commercially available pieces. They are VERY persistant in the email marketing department and always putting out discounts if you have the time to wait.

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 05:00 PM

agreed, TimL!
Once you’ve placed an order, you get a continuous stream of emails advising of sales. They are, however, the best place to get good restorer’s hardware items. Navigating the site is tricky, and you might miss the item you’re looking for without a painstaking search, so be sure you’ve seen everything!

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 05:02 PM

My wife get the catalog. She supply’s a steady stream of projects.

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 08:37 PM

one of my first projects was a pie safe. i didn’t know what i was doing at the time, i probably should have just purchased the tins. but, i cut them out from some scrap ductwork and punched them myself.

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#6 posted 04-03-2012 09:33 PM

I build a lot of pye safes I punch my own tins from 5 v roofing tin. Also use acid to antique them. I built a template to punch the holes. Quick easy and cheap !!!

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#7 posted 04-04-2012 12:21 PM

Make them yourself.

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#8 posted 04-04-2012 01:38 PM

make them yourself.I got these plans form a old woodsmith mag they had 3 tin patterns and told how to age the tin, vinegar and water I think

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