Pizza Peel

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Project by woodshaver (Tony) posted 11-21-2016 07:01 PM 1287 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need a gift for our daughter-in-law so I made her this Walnut pizza peel with a Maple handle. She’s a great cook and I’m sure she will appreciate this gift. Maybe I’ll get a larger slice of her yummy Pizza for my efforts! :)
The measurements are 11 3/8” W X 26 1/2” L 13 3/8” handle.
Finish is food safe mineral oil and beeswax
Hope you like it!
All comment good or bad are welcome!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#1 posted 11-21-2016 08:02 PM

Tony, I’m with you. If making a beautiful pizza cutter like this gets me bigger and more pieces of pizza, It’s well worth it. Really cool the way you doweled the handle together. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 11-21-2016 08:04 PM

Tony, I am sure that your daughter-in-law will love this gift. I think you might even get two slices. LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 11-21-2016 08:05 PM

LOOKS Great!

May your efforts really Pay Off! :)

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

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#4 posted 11-21-2016 08:34 PM

Great gift, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#5 posted 11-21-2016 09:44 PM

That’s a great looking pizza peel, Tony!

I like the choice of walnut, being a dark wood, since it’s going to get a nice pizza patina. The maple is a nice contrast with the walnut and adds visual appeal.

All in all, I think she’s gonna love it!

(And yes, you definitely deserve extra pizza!)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 11-21-2016 10:28 PM

Great idea and well executed
How thick is the walnut blade please ?


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#7 posted 11-21-2016 10:44 PM

Nice project Tony…well done sir!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#8 posted 11-21-2016 10:46 PM

The blade is only 3/16” thick and has some flex to it but it’s strong and will hold a pizza with no problem. I like the thin blade pizza peels better than the thicker ones; it’s very light weight.
The handle measurements are 1 5/16” W x 3/4” and the edges are rounded over for a comfortable feel. The rivets are also made of walnut and are only for decoration.
To make the rivets I made a walnut dowel using this method. I tried using a plug cutter but I didn’t get a tight fit.
I used Titebond 3 waterproof glue for this project.
Hope this helps!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 11-21-2016 10:50 PM

Tony, This is a very nice project, I’m sure your DIL loves it. Love the way you did the handle.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#10 posted 11-21-2016 11:36 PM

It’s a work of art !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#11 posted 11-22-2016 12:24 AM

Nice work there Tony.


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woodshaver (Tony)

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#12 posted 11-22-2016 12:46 AM

Love all the great comments! Thanks everyone!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 11-22-2016 01:24 AM

Congratulations on your No. !. this project really deserves it.
That really is a beautiful colour combination and a great job. I reckon you will get at LEAST an extra slice for your efforts.
Good to see you making stuff again.


-- 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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#14 posted 11-22-2016 04:07 AM

Awesome job Tony, That’ll be a fine addition to any kitchen!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#15 posted 11-22-2016 04:49 AM

Love it, has a simple elegance to it.

I made a peel for a friend, but it was far too heavy for use. For your thin blade, it looks like you possibly glued up 3 boards to make it that wide? Did you glue up thin pieces to start with, or were they thicker and planed down to the final width? I need to follow your method next time.

-- -- Tyson

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