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Project by TechTeacher04 posted 10-12-2017 12:52 AM 625 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I looked around my shop and felt the need to make use of the mounting off cuts. The first is being donated for a fundraiser at the Junior High School I teach at. The second one is a gift for a friend.

I did the tapered front edge by hand plane on the first 3 or 4 I made. I had the thought to use my rotex with 40 grit paper and it worked great working to reference lines I had drawn on. A belt sander would work too, but the rotex gave me more control and better visibility.

Process is as follows;
Glue up blank
Plane to thickness
Rough cut to size
Sand to template lines
Rout round over
Sand or plane taper
Sand through grits
Mineral oil for finish

Side note: I initially regretted and almost returned my Festool RO125 and ETS EC 125, but the more I use them the more I wish I had bought them sooner.

Additional wisdom, use the Rotex in Rotex mode up to 120 or 150, then switch to a finish sander. The vibration and sanding marks of the not rotex mode are not worth the time in my humble opinion.

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#1 posted 10-12-2017 07:40 AM

Beautiful stripes!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-12-2017 03:28 PM

This is a beautiful pizza peel and the various different wood strips and colors make it a great eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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