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My first pizza peel

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Project by firecaster posted 11-10-2009 01:30 AM 1729 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s amazing how many mistakes I can make on such a small project. Hopefully, you can’t see all of them. This is my first attempt at one of these. I have a guy at my fire station that can do a great pizza so this is going there.
It is about 14” x 14” and 32” overall. It has a double taper from 3/4” down to 1/8”. Purple heart (my first time) and maple. I sanded to 100 grit with a ROS and finished it with mineral oil. I learned a lot on this. The next one will work out better.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.





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#1 posted 11-10-2009 02:20 AM

very nice

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 02:34 AM

that’s awesome. The wood looks great together!

How did you cut the taper?

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 04:44 AM

Nice work. Ya how did you do the taper? and what time do we eat?

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 05:53 AM

Nice project…now, where did you say that fire station was and what time the pizza be ready? Lot of hungry jocks in here tonight lol

-- Bruce http://plans.sawmillvalley.org http://www.sawmillgirls.com

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#5 posted 11-10-2009 06:02 AM

Very a PEEL ing nice job super woods

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-10-2009 08:55 AM

Sorta looks like the one my grade school principal had many moons ago…....except his wasn’t as pretty…......had holes in it…..........whistled when it swung thru the air …......and really stung a lot.
Yours has a much better use…........Pizza. great choice of woods…....super job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#7 posted 11-10-2009 05:34 PM

Hmmmm pizza. Looks great.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 11-10-2009 11:49 PM

looks great… how you made that taper interests me…didnt sand it all the way down did you?

-- jk

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#9 posted 11-11-2009 12:34 AM

I made two patterns from 1/4” plywood. Used 1/2” screws to attach one to each side of the glued up blank. I set my router table fence to make sure I didn’t hit the screws. I ran one cut, flipped it and ran another. Then move the fence a little for the next cut on each side. after removing the patterns I ripped the edges that were left. One issue I had was flexibility. I would put too much pressure occasionally and rout to deep. This led to a lot more sanding than there should have been.

We’re having pizza next shift, Friday.
NMKidd, my Jr High coaches used a planed down baseball bat. About 5/16”. It would light you up (or so I heard).

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#10 posted 11-12-2009 04:06 AM

wow that looks good, thats like way out of my league

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#11 posted 12-14-2009 04:49 PM

Nice Work – great selection on the woods that you used for this project..

-- Patrick - DCFB

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#12 posted 08-05-2010 04:18 PM

Nice Job.
I may have to make one for the wife.

The Jr High Wood Shop teacher had a swatter that tapered down with holes.
We did have some students that liked to fight he did light up there life.
Can’t swat school kids anymore no wonder there are so many hoodlums.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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