Pizza Peels

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Project by Falegname posted 10-08-2014 05:52 PM 1742 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When renovating my basement I saved a mountain of tongue and groove pine from the landfill. While not the most prestigious wood in the world (I believe it was Ponderosa Pine) it has come in very useful for a myriad of projects.

As you can see I had lots of cutoffs that were destined for the fireplace, however one year I got the idea of building some pizza peels from them. I started using my BBQ to cook pizza and haven’t looked back since. These pizza peels are great because they look great, work flawlessly and don’t take much work to create.
I started by collecting all the interesting cuttoffs I had. Ceder, walnut, maple, etc and mixing them up with the pine.

Then I went clamp crazy…






I then made a template from some plywood in the style of pizza peel I wanted to create.



And then I ran all of the glued up peels through my planer.


Then I routed around the template with a glued up peel beneath it.. and voila!





-- Mark / Montreal - "Measure Once, Curse Twice."

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#1 posted 10-08-2014 06:49 PM

They look real nice.
Are the boards just edge glued? What type of glue did you use?

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 10-08-2014 07:06 PM

Thanks Chris! They are all edge glued. I can’t remember the brand, but I remember asking for a food safe wood glue. It won’t stand up to a dishwasher, but they’ve been in service for two years or so with no complaints yet. :)

-- Mark / Montreal - "Measure Once, Curse Twice."

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#3 posted 10-08-2014 07:17 PM

I started making pizzas for family and friends because I love a challenge, cooking, and eating.

Pizza making is not as easy as everyone thinks. I messed up many a pizza just in getting it from the counter to the stone in the oven. Getting the right rise from the dough took me even longer to sort out.

So, I can appreciate all your hard work and the motives behind it.

Thanks for sharing your work. They look great and are far more useful than kindling.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 10-08-2014 10:53 PM

Nice pizza peels, Mark! I really like the contrasting woods. How big/thick are they and did you put a bevel on the leading edge? Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 10-09-2014 12:13 AM

I only made one from scrapes. They are fun, very functional and cheap from scraps.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#6 posted 10-09-2014 01:21 AM

Hey Brad, proper pizza is an art, with the dough as a canvas. When I’m short on time I go to the nearest pizza lace and ask them to sell me some dough. Usually it’s no bother and they will sell you quite a bit for a couple of bucks. Thanks for your kind words.

-- Mark / Montreal - "Measure Once, Curse Twice."

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#7 posted 10-09-2014 01:24 AM

Hey Candy, thanks for the kind words. They are around around half and inch thick. I rounded the edge all around on both sides and then I “sharpened” the front on some of them so they could easily slide under a cooked pizza.

-- Mark / Montreal - "Measure Once, Curse Twice."

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#8 posted 10-09-2014 01:24 AM

Thanks Phil, looks great!

-- Mark / Montreal - "Measure Once, Curse Twice."

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