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Hi Lumberjocks!

As you may know, I ran an open poll on my last video about what my next project should be; around 95% of you chose “pizza cutter”, so that’s what I chose to work on next.

Here I present to you my take on this household utensil. I spent about two weeks thinking about the design, which my wife helped me develop. The result is a simple-shaped, ergonomic, and easy to use tool. Like on some of my past videos, I once again challenged myself, this time in the making of the metal cutter.

For this project I used walnut, maple, and 1mm-thick stainless steel. I finished the handle with mineral oil. I hope you enjoy it. Please leave me a comment with your thoughts!

Regards from Barcelona!





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robscastle

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#1 posted 02-27-2015 10:05 AM

I think I enjoy it as much as the first pizza slice you both cut!

-- Regards Robert

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Marcus

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#2 posted 02-27-2015 11:29 AM

Does the blade come out? Seems like there would be issues cleaning it.

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#3 posted 02-27-2015 11:56 AM

thanks for the video..cool cutter!

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 02-27-2015 02:00 PM

Always enjoy a posting that includes a video….....thank you very much.
However it just doesn’t seem practical. Cleaning it has to be an issue and your knuckles drag across the pizza when you cut it. I understand the satisfaction of “doing it yourself” but in this case I will stick to a store purchased cutter or better yet, one of the kits you can purchase and then turn the handle yourself.
You did teach me a few tips on lathe turning which were very clever. Again, I thank you for that.

I just noticed that all of your projects include a video. I’m going to watch them all!!!!!!!!!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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ww_bcn

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#5 posted 02-27-2015 05:29 PM

Thanks all of you for coming by and comment this project. I’m glad you liked it and the video as well.

About the practicness of the object itself I have to say that I usually cook a very thin pizzas and the blade protrudes enough to avoid food residue getting inside of the cutter. And even if somehow I eventually need to clean the inside, I could use my air compressor.

I appreciate your consideration to point this as a weak spot, due this also make me learn to how get things better.

Thanks again and regards from Barcelona.

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Sheisserick

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#6 posted 02-27-2015 06:52 PM

The design is beautiful, all be it, unpractical to clean.

Constructive criticism:
If you left the one side open, this wouldn´t be an problem at all, and you would maintain the beautiful lines.
Just make one of the walnut sides arced like the maple, only a little narrower arc.
The wheel can be pivoted on one side only, and be just as sturdy.

Nice video

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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ww_bcn

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#7 posted 02-27-2015 08:14 PM

Thanks for that recommendation. I really appreciate that. I’ve think about a similar design option but I was searching for simètric object. I’ve to say that I planned to make a spiral groove on both inside faces of walnut pieces to get a sort of reversible release system. Maybe I explained wrong due my poor English.

Anyway, I like this forum for its users, like you. I’m always looking for other opinions and criticisms to improve my skills. So thanks again.

Regards from Barcelona

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Marty 529

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#8 posted 02-27-2015 09:54 PM

1. It kind of reminds me of an Oreo which makes me hungry.
2. You made a pizza which makes me hungry, lol.

I see that people brought up the cleaning issue. That was my first thought as well. I think if you could open it, then it could be easily cleaned. There are a few ideas on that. I’m sure you have some as well.

Having said that, I like the look. It looks comfortable to use. The videos are always nice to watch. Nice job :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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ww_bcn

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#9 posted 02-27-2015 10:22 PM

Thanks for that Marty. I’ll keep posting new projects every one or two weeks. It’s encouraging see how you guys value my humble job. Thanks again!

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#10 posted 02-28-2015 01:10 AM

What if you made the handle and axle so that they open up, using magnets for instance. Somewhat like a clam shell. Then it could be easily cleaned or sharpened. Just a thought.. Thanks for showing this to us.

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Avimaelwoodworking

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#11 posted 02-28-2015 01:23 AM

Medicine man has a good opinion

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nayo

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#12 posted 02-28-2015 01:36 AM

Se ve muy bonito, y si me permites tomare prestado tu diseño y le añadire unos imanes para limpiarlo mejor.
Saludos desde Honduras!

N.

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Jack Houweling

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#13 posted 02-28-2015 06:27 AM

Very nice build and design!

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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ww_bcn

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#14 posted 02-28-2015 06:27 AM



What if you made the handle and axle so that they open up, using magnets for instance. Somewhat like a clam shell. Then it could be easily cleaned or sharpened. Just a thought.. Thanks for showing this to us.

- MedicineMan

That’s a really good idea. Thanks to share it with us. If I make another one for a friend or family I’ll add that feature for sure.

Cheers.


Se ve muy bonito, y si me permites tomare prestado tu diseño y le añadire unos imanes para limpiarlo mejor.
Saludos desde Honduras!

N.

- nayo

Por supuesto que puedes tomar prestada mi idea. Por ese motivo comparto mis proyectos.

Regards!

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ww_bcn

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#15 posted 02-28-2015 06:32 AM



Very nice build and design!

- Jaxdesign

Oh Jack! Thank you very much to come by and comment. It’ssan honor. I’ve been enjoy your woodworking projects on YouTube for a long time. You’re invited to take a walk to my channel ;D.

Regards from Barcelona

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