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Pizza Peel #2

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Project by Dchip posted 04-26-2010 03:40 PM 1513 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much to say about this project. A fancier version than my previous peel, this one is made of 1.5’’ red oak, cherry, and hard maple strips divided by .25’’ walnut strips. Approximately 30’’ long (top is 14’‘) by 15.5’’ wide, and about 5/8’’ thick. Last picture is unfinished peel. Finish is GF Salad Bowl Finish. All comments/critiques/criticisms are appreciated. Thanks.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com





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Milo

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 04:28 PM

Hey Dan,

did you glue it up in a two final pieces to plane it down, or did you just plane everything, then glue up, then a final sanding?

Just curious!

Milo the Pizza God (in my own mind….. ;-)

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

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Dchip

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 04:43 PM

Hi Milo,

I glued up the squared strips all at once with oak cauls to keep the peel as flat as possible. Then I cleaned up the glue with a scraper and just used a hand plane to flatten. The the jigsaw, roundover bit, and shaping the point with a block plane to finish. I actually don’t have a planer, but the peel could have easily been glued up in pieces to accommodate any width planer. I also paid attention to the grain orientation when arranging the individual pieces to minimize the chances of tear-out when hand planing, which made the final smoothing go much easier. I also sanded after planing with 220 to open up the wood a little for the finish. Thanks for looking.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 05:27 PM

does each peel come with the IPA?

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Michael J

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#4 posted 04-27-2010 02:03 AM

Very nice!

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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aldente

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#5 posted 04-27-2010 01:48 PM

is that a wheat beer by the drill?

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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Dchip

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 02:55 PM

Its Sierra Nevada “Glissade” I believe, one of their seasonal beers. I’m a fan of their staple, but like to try their other stuff from time to time. Not sure if it’s wheat…

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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buffalo689

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#7 posted 04-27-2010 03:03 PM

can i see that peel with a big ol’ pizza on it?

-- bill

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Dchip

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#8 posted 04-27-2010 03:40 PM

Still being finished, soon enough…
Got some pictures with the last peel, check out pics 4 and 5 – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18580

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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#9 posted 05-01-2010 12:09 PM

Now i’m hungry..

-- bill

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Milo

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#10 posted 05-01-2010 08:10 PM

Hey Dchip, if you ever get the chance (and make any more) take some “in progress” pics, ok?

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

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Milo

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#11 posted 05-01-2010 08:11 PM

Hey, I’VE got some hard maple and walnut sitting around…...... heheheheheh….

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

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