|Project by totalrewind||posted 03-06-2016 01:59 AM||601 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I had wanted to get DW a decent pizza cutter for Christmas, but nothing available online was all that great. Even the expen$ive ones were mainly plastic. So I decided to make my own! :)
The handle is super comfortable, being custom hand-shaped oak and all other components are stainless steel. The 4” cutter wheel was from a donor plastic-handled pizza cutter (frighteningly re-sharpened usinga drill press and a file) and the supports are actually the handles of butter knifes—all gotten from the thrift store for a grand total of .30 cents!
Note that the grain direction runs horizontally. This is to give plenty of strength since the hilt contains a carved depression for the thumb (not visible in the photo) for applying maximum pressure when mowing through extra-hard crusts.
Of course, such a grain orientation would normally be a “no-no” on a handle, but remember that there are two stainless steel knives running the full length of the inside. No way that’ll break!