Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tiered Pie Plate Stand - Part II

I celebrated a birthday earlier this month and never showed you the fabulous gift I received from my son.  
My very own compound miter saw!
And yes.....it is exactly what I asked for!  
My son may not always understand me but he is very supportive of all my crazy ideas.

I wanted to start with an easy project and it didn't take long to figure out what to cut first.

 Ever since I made the tiered pie plate stand pictured below (posted here), I have wanted to make another one using a wood rolling pin as the center support.  A good idea in my head, but I didn't have the right equipment to cut the rolling pin.
No problem now.  
The miter saw cut effortlessly through the wood to give me the pieces I needed for my tiered pie plate stand.
 Once the pieces were cut it was easy assembly.  Some E-6000 glue did the trick to hold the rolling pin and pie plates together.
 Initially I did not plan to have the red base piece on the stand.  The stand was wobbly so I glued a small plate, that I spray painted red, to the bottom of the stand to stabilize it.

I'm thinking this would be a cute piece in the kitchen to hold spices.
Or maybe an overripe banana or two.
 I'm declaring my first miter saw project a success.  
I think I'm going to have fun with this thing.

Have a wonderful evening.

Jane

49 comments:

  1. Congratulations Miss Miter 2012!! I bought one for myself about 20 years ago and I LOVE it... so safe and easy to use. I can't imagine what you will come up with now that you have that baby at your fingertips! Love your first creation. Belated Happy Birthday too! :)

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  2. Oh, I bet your creative juices are flowing now that you have the miter saw! Congrats on such a great gift!

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  3. oh my...good for you! I am so jealous! I've been wanting a table saw but really have no place for it...your project is pure genius...and now that you have serious tools, there'll be no stopping you!

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  4. I love it, Jane! It looks like the rolling pin is going right through the pans {kind of like those joke arrows}. : ) I'd say it was a great success, too!

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  5. Not only a success, lovin' the rolling pin center and I've never seen pie plates that shape before! I love it:@)

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  6. You got a big girl toy- how exciting! I'm sure you will create many wonderful things with your miter saw. Happy belated birthday!

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  7. This is awesome!!! I think you should market these,,,I wood buy one!

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  8. Well, that's a fun gift! Useful too. I like the rolling pin idea. It makes so much sense.

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  9. I have been thinking of buying a saw of my own. Right now, I only have a jig saw. Thank you for the encouragement to go for it.

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  10. Jane I love it! I love the idea of the rolling pin through the middle. The red top is great and the red dish at the bottom is perfect!
    I have that saw too but mine is a little smaller and I love it... I read on someone's blog once that their grandfather told her to "always know where your hands are" when you start the saw. I think of this every time so I don't mindlessly lose a finger or two. I think I'm going to make a sign for my shop that says that :)
    Susan

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  11. Jane that is just so cute! Love using a rolling pin like that. Good use of your new saw! hugs, Linda

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  12. I love it and I love your birthday gift too. I know you will make good use of it making all kinds of cool things. Happy belated birthday Jane!

    xo,
    Danielle

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  13. A definate success....I don't think I could cut up a rolling pin...but I love the idea.

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  14. Definitely a success girl! Love your rolling pin version, that's really cool!

    Awesome new toy, be careful with that thing! =]

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  15. Wonderful gift for you and such a lovely project created by you. Happy Belated birthday.

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday!! What an awesome gift. Love your new tiered pie plate stand.

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  17. I'm jealous! I want to use a saw but I am a big old chicken!

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  18. So fun, Jane! I love tools for gifts, too...have fun with that wonderful saw!

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  19. Fabulous project. Looking forward to seeing what else you make.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  20. Fantastic! Happy belated birthday! You of all people will put that saw to work for sure. Have fun! And be careful. :) Tammy

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  21. ackkk - so darling! I was just working on a rolling pin stand (not done yet) so you beat me to it and I'm LOVIN your final product. - yum!

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  22. Happy Birthday and have fun with your Ryobi! This rolling pin tiered stand is genius! Can't wait to see more of what you come up with now that your have some "REAL" tools. :)

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  23. Years ago I received a scroll saw for my 40th birthday. Most of the guests at my party knew that was exactly what I wanted from my husband but my mother-in-law didn't know and she got really angry at him thinking he bought something that he wanted. Lol. She is such a sweetie.
    The only power tool I don't like is my router. Too scary for me.
    I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

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  24. Jane, that's beyond successful!

    you send my mind a whirling!!!

    missn u

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  25. HAPPY
    HAPPY
    BELATED
    BIRTHDAY, Dear Jane!!!!
    I think your "spice rack/banana" holder turned out AWESOME!!! You have a limited less mind! Love that!
    XO
    Deb :)

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  26. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. I love the rolling pin in the center. You are so clever and make such good use of things.

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  27. Simple, fun and functional! How do you do it?

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  28. Happy belated birthday Jane... what a sweet thing for your son to do for his Momma.

    Can't imagine what you will coming up with next. Love this idea. You could also turn them sideways and use as a hook...hang curtains from them in the kitchen... the possibilites are endless. I can see a few rolling pins suddenly disappearing from kitchens...lol.

    Great job.

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  29. happy birthday!!!!
    another super cute and clever project!

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  30. Very cute idea Jane! Are you selling these in your booth?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  31. FABULOUS my dear
    I would cut my hand off LOL I am not good with tools

    it looks so good , you stared a new craise I am sure

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  32. Lovely project, and you will totally fall in love with that saw and wonder how you lived without it.

    Thinking of you often.
    Margo

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  33. Ooooh...so clever. Love the spices on it! The saw scares the bejesus out of me though - lol!

    Jeanine

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  34. Whenever I walk past a mitre saw in the store my first thought is "I'm still gonna get me one of those" but for now I will just have to covet yours....... I really enjoy your blog, and look forward to your posts!

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  35. I bought one a couple months ago and I love it. My mitred corners are perfect!
    www.kamsmomusa.blogspot.com

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  36. Yay for your son buying his mum a saw. The tiered tray is sweet and functional.

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  37. Great project and I love your birthday gift..

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  38. You continue to amaze me with your clever and cute ideas! Seeing what you can do with a saw, makes me want to get over my fears of power tools and start creating.

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  39. Impressive use of kitchen items. Never thought of something like this for all my spices but you have inspired me. Thanks!

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  40. Love the pie stand & yay for power tools as presents!!
    Lush
    London, UK

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  41. Jane ... that is just soooo neat. Just love the idea and the shape of those tins. Thanks for sharing your creations.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  42. Jane, Love the stand so much I went out and bought a rolling pin and a cute wooden wheel for the base. Still have to find the pie tins that look old. When washing my rolling pin I noticed that there is a metal rod going from the handle to the pin. Do you know how far in this goes? I'm afraid that I'll start cutting and hit the metal and the saw will jump back. Tried to get the handles off to see if the rod will come out but no luck.
    Lyn

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  43. Hi Jane!
    Your projects are awesome! The stand is so cool... what a great idea for my Mom's old rolling pin! I love to repurpose and yes... I am a junkie! I love to save something from the curb and make it into something fabulous. Much to my hubby's chagrin sometimes.

    Stop by and visit our blog if you have time.
    Blessings & hugs, "Edie" & Marie

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  44. Fabulous idea! I had to share this on Facebook :) You are something else!

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  45. Love it! I have not tried ours yet, but many years ago when I used to tole paint, I decided to get a scroll saw, boy did I use that a lot! The only problem was I was cutting wood for everyone else too and I wasn't getting my painting done!

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