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Project by Triman posted 1570 days ago 2640 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a unique gift for my father-in-law. He makes fresh bread almost every day, and quite often makes pizza. So fortunately, I remembered an article in American Woodworker, where they showed how to make these custom paddles/peels. The paddle dimensions are about 12” x 12”, with the overall length being 24”. Of course, I had to make another one for my Wife!

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com





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storm50

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#1 posted 1570 days ago

Nice work, I’ve been thinking about making one- thanks for the dimensions!

-- Clay

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#2 posted 1570 days ago

Stunning combination of woods.Well done

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 1570 days ago

hope the pizza is as good as the paddles look

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#4 posted 1570 days ago

Good work now bring on the pizza.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#5 posted 1570 days ago

Awesome paddles.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

#6 posted 1570 days ago

Nice! Can you tell me what type of wood is in there?
Maple, ebony and padouk?

-- Charles-Etienne Sauvé-Faucher, Ebéniste.

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Triman

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#7 posted 1570 days ago

They’re both a combination of birdseye maple, padauk, and wenge. I have no idea how they’ll hold up, but it’s a combination that I like!

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com

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Andy

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#8 posted 1569 days ago

Sharp looking.
Very nice design, Thanks!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Milo

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#9 posted 1569 days ago

cough they are actually called “peels” in the biz… ;-) cough

My other hobby is pizza making. www.pizzamaking.com. Milo is there too.

There isn’t finish on them, is there?

All that aside, they look AWESOME!!!! I’d love one that was 16 – 18 inches across! Birdseye maple is just gorgeous. I assume you glued them up and sanded them down?

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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Triman

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#10 posted 1569 days ago

Peels, huh? Cool, I learn something new everyday!

The only finish I use on these is one I’ve had good luck with, Bee’s Oil. It’s a combination of bee’s wax and mineral oil.

They get glued up, then attached to a sled, and fed through the planer. That makes the taper very uniform, but it does limit the with the 12”, since that the width of my planer. BTW – I get my birdseye from a fellow LJer named Barlow. If you want spectacular figuring/eyes, drop him a line.

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com

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Milo

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#11 posted 1567 days ago

Cool! I suppose to make a larger one I’d have to machine plane down my pieces to close to what I’d want, then glue up, and then hand plane (which I STINK at, handplanes don’t like me!) or maybe sand is smooth on my Shopsmith.

Thanks for the heads up on my maple, too! Did you check out pizzamaking.com? It’s the pizza world equivilant to Lumberjocks. ;-)

Milo

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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Triman

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#12 posted 1567 days ago

Yes, could assemble in pieces, then finish up with a belt sander and a random orbital. I’ve made some over sized cutting boards this way.

Yes, I looked and pizzamaking.com, and it’s got lots of great info. I’m definitely passing it along to my Step-dad when we give him the “pizza peel”!

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com

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