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Pizza peel. Wood is unfinished poplar. Front edge is has a 2” taper.
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#1 posted 03-29-2010 11:09 PM
Great job, a project that I have wanted to do for a long time. Nice ballance, is the center piece oak? Or just heartwood?
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#2 posted 03-29-2010 11:24 PM
What are the dimensions? and do you think you’ll put a finish on it….nice looking piece….I have a friend with wood fired pizza oven in his back yard and I’d like to make him one as a gift…..he makes a great pizza….
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#3 posted 03-29-2010 11:58 PM
The center piece was a different color so I used it for accent. I won’t put a finish on it for fear of it getting into the crust of the pizza. I suppose you could use a walnut oil type finish but it would probably not last long. I used to work in the pizza industry and the peels we used did not come finished but did develop a nice patina after a while. This peel is approx 15” across and 22” long. Thanks for commenting.
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#4 posted 03-30-2010 02:33 PM
can you post a side photo and maybe detail how you made the taper? Thanks and nice job…
#5 posted 03-31-2010 02:52 AM
Not sure how to post a second picture since I am new to this site. What I did for the taper was this: I took a pencil and marked the middle of the edge of the peel then I made a mark on both sides 2” parallel from the edge towards the handle. I then used a belt sander to shape the front edge of the peel until the taper met the pencil mark on the middle of the front edge. I then used a palm sander to touch it up. Hope this helps.
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