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TAPERED PIZZA PEEL

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Project by Albert posted 12-03-2016 01:16 PM 800 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by several others on this site this is my attempt at Pizza Peel making. Made from locust wood and finished with mineral oil.





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woodcox

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 02:23 PM

Nice work Paul.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 02:50 PM

Looks great and nice taper.
My daughter in law calls it her pizza getter.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-03-2016 04:21 PM

Sweet! Well done on the taper!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-03-2016 05:26 PM

Looks great and well done, taper certainly works better. How do you make the taper. I have made my tapered by adjusting the height as it goes through the thickness planer. Fast simple and I bring it down to about an eighth and then sand a bevel.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 12-03-2016 06:08 PM

Looks good and has great a-Peel! Nice work.

I’m in the process of making 4 like the one I posted a few days ago. They make nice gifts.

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

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#6 posted 12-03-2016 08:10 PM

Now you have to start making TOTALLY home made pizza to be as good as the peel is!

Looks GREAT.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 09:31 PM

That is a real nice pizza peel . Nice taper to it.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Albert

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#8 posted 12-07-2016 02:17 PM

Brian,
I did the taper on a planer, I supported the edges of the lumber with a couple of 1×2 glued to the edges while it was tilted. (easy to do, hard to explain). then I ran it through the planer several times to get the taper. A little frightening the first few passes as I did not know what to expect but it turned out ok.

Paul

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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 12-07-2016 03:29 PM

Hey Paul, I was just reading about how you made the taper on your peel. The drawing below is what I envisioned. I can see how this would work but I must tell you when I read your explanation I was hoping you were protecting yourself from flying objects.
From the looks of your peel it would say it worked just fine! Nice work!

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

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Albert

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#10 posted 12-08-2016 12:43 PM

Tony,
Your drawing is exactly almost correct. I used the feed direction from the other way so the cut begins on the slant rather than on the end of the board where it would be more apt to catch. Another way to say it would be to turn the blades of the planer in the other direction. It really worked out without any problem but you are right about possible hazards so I always stand off to the side when the planer is running.
Good Drawing, wish I could do that!

Paul

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#11 posted 12-08-2016 01:28 PM

Paul, I use a program called Snagit v.11 to make simple drawings. I just gave windows 10 Paint a try and made the one below. It’s not as easy to draw a simple sketch such as the one using Snagit 11 but it works. If your using Microsoft Windows then you could give the windows “Paint” program a try. I’m sure you could get the hang of it after playing with it for a while.

This is a print screen shot of Windows paint and the drawing I made. With the work done the correct way LOL!!!!

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

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