I have seen plans for a portable pie safe. It had a shelf to carry
two pies, basically a box with a side latched door and handle on top.
I saw it in an old (>15 yrs) woodworking magazine, sorry I don't have
No big problem. Got a picnic basket? Cut a piece of 1/4" Birch or Luan
plywood with your scroll or band saw to fit nicely inside, then make legs
about 2 1/2 - 3" high out of some 3/4" dowel & screw them on in the corners.
Put the pie in the bottom, maybe pack a towel around it to keep it from
sliding around, set the shelf down over it and pack the rest of the goodies
in the basket(or add a second shelf for a second pie if necessary). If you
like, reply and I'll dig ours out and post a couple pics on ABPW.
I find the best pie carrier is a couple of lips surrounding an orifice
filled with teeth and a tongue, with a hole at the back leading down into a
You just don't want to see what the pie looks like when you get it back out
of there though.
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Okay, now I'll jump in. If it was me, I'd think real hard about measuring
the wife's pies and seeing what I could come up with. I assume we're
talking about a one-pie carrier? Not one with a shelf so you could do two
pies or maybe one pie and a casserole, like Phisherman was talking about?
I'd think about maybe lining the sides with something cushiony. And then
I'd get some plain old box plans and adjust the dimensions for what I
needed. The picture I get in my mind of is like Phisherman's plan, a box
with half-inch thick sides and a side-opening door except the hinge is on
the bottom, and a handle on top.
Y'know, I think that might be something my son-in-law's mother would like.
She's always baking stuff.
Build a mockup out of mdf or cheap plywood. See how she likes it. Better
yet, try drawing a freehand picture. Let her change dimensions. SWMBO
really liked customizing that nightstand to suit herself - door opens this
way, shelf in door to fit this thing, at this height, that sort of thing.
That inside "cushiony" stuff will get pie slop all over it. I suggest a few
coats of shellac.The carrier I made for SWMBO is of a framework of cherry, 1/4
inch red oak ply for the sides and top, on an oaken base. Front cover and top
slide out to reveal shelved chambers for up to 4 pies, and each shelf is
removeable to accomodate layer cakes of varying height. Tom
>Subject: Re: Pie
On Wed 31 Dec 2003 11:04:02a, firstname.lastname@example.orgEDY (Tom) wrote in
Yeah, but you could use something wipeable. Since the pie slop is going to
get all over everything anyway, and somebody's going to have to wipe it
off, seems like some sort of "bumper type" material would still work. But
it's just an idea. I might experiment with it later...
Removable shelves for varying heights. Nice idea. :-) The cover and top
slide off... no mechanics, easy access, easy cleaning. Hm.
You gettin' all this, Jay? :-)
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