CFrye Inspired Pizza Peel

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Project by robscastle posted 10-17-2016 06:16 AM 430 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As the name implies this Pizza Peel was first seen by my No 2 Son Daniel on LJs, and he asked if I could make one similar but rounded. (See picture No 6 for Candys nice work)

So I contacted Candy before I started and she had no objections to using the concept of her original Charity post as an example.

I used some timber from Degoose’s stash… New Guniea Rosewood. Great timber to work with !!

It was jointed and thicknessed, then a reverse glue joint cut in the sections for the edge glue up.

Once the Glue was set I cut the 45 degee edge on the face with the Table saw before rounding it.

Used the bandsaw to cut the profile and an Osc sander to finish the edges.

I then used a roundover bit on the edge to finish the profile.

Sanded started at 80 grit and finished at 320 grit.

Its another item for inclusion for the trip to Sydney at Christmas, along with my other Sons 1500 mm Table top and base.

Additional Information:-
There is a blog covering the intial construction of the Pizza Peel plus an additional blog on my Home made Backline clamps if its of further interest..

Dimensions:- The width of the circle is 420mm with a handle of 200mm, the material is about 20mm thick.

The final finish will be Rice Bran Oil, of which we will prep and apply on delivery.


1. CFrye for the original post inspiring the work, and
2. Lazy Larry AKA Degoose for the supply of the fine Rosewood pieces.

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 10-17-2016 06:39 AM

Very nice! Very COOL!

What is that smaller piece, that has a hole in it, used for?

We had pizza the other night… we just placed it in a Toaster Oven on Bake… Easy in & out… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 10-17-2016 07:07 AM

Hello Joe,
When Candy made the Pizza Party for a Cause she also made a Pizza cutter and thats it sitting on the Pizza Peel.

Glad you enjoyed your Pizza!!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 10-17-2016 10:37 AM

Nice one Rob, like the shape and the grain in the wood, almost to good to use.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 10-17-2016 10:43 AM

Beautiful grain in that rosewood, Rob. Will look even better with the oil finish. Hope you add a picture when it has been applied. Great job! 20mm thick? Wow! How much does it weigh? Thanks for the props and sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 10-17-2016 12:18 PM

Very nice Rob

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 10-17-2016 01:21 PM

That’s too good for Pizza’s Rob.
Great job mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 10-17-2016 05:02 PM

I like pizza! Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 10-17-2016 10:38 PM

It was fun following along with this project, and it turned out great! I’m sure it’ll get a lot of good use!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 10-21-2016 12:34 AM

Love the grain pattern

-- Norman

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#10 posted 10-21-2016 06:56 AM

Thank you fellow LJ Guys and Dolls

I will certainly add some post delivery photos so everybody can fully enjoy the finished project

Thats Rosewood for you, great to work with aroma wise, and the grain is something else.

-- Regards Robert

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