Pizza Peel

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My old store bought pizza peel developed a large crack a couple of months ago. I decided that it couldn’t be too difficult to make (I used the old one as the template for the new one). Made from Walnut and Sapele (maybe – not sure) that I had sitting around. It was a quick project to complete, but I let it sit around for a couple of months after the glue-up prior to cutting the shape and sanding the edges.

I did (re) learn a couple of things with this project. I was taking 4/4 stock down to less than 1/2” thick. The boards warped when they were planed to that thickness. I think I should thin the boards in steps, and let the wood adjust (and re-flatten) as I get it closer to final thickness.

I still have trouble flattening boards by hand (when they are too wide for the jointer), but I suspect that will get easier with practice.

-- Chuck, Preston CT,

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#1 posted 1276 days ago

Very nice project Chuck.
I had the same thing happen to me when I planed down some thick stock to thin to make some drawers. I think you are right about letting the wood calm down a little and thinning it in stages.

And any project that has anything to do with pizza is a great project !

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 1276 days ago

My wife wants me to make one of these. Yours is very nice. Thanks for the hint about thinning it down, I’ll use that when she asks why it’s taking so long.

-- Don

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#3 posted 1276 days ago

That is really nice Chuck.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#4 posted 1276 days ago

Wow very nice, most a-peel-ing :)

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1276 days ago

Don – another thought I had was to make the project from narrower stock (maybe 5 strips vice 3) so I could run them throught the jointer as I thinned them down.

-- Chuck, Preston CT,

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#6 posted 1276 days ago

Very pretty, and nicely done! Has been on my list for awhile, so thanks for the added incentive to get with it!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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