|Project by Jonathan||posted 03-05-2011 10:52 PM||5051 views||31 times favorited||18 comments|
This is a pizza peel that I just finally got around to finishing this week. I started on the project months ago for my wife and she was very patient on me getting it done. It took a lot longer than expected, but my first pizza peel is finally under my belt.
This is slightly larger than most store-bought pizza peels. I wanted to make sure we were never restricted to using this. It was made to be used for pizzas, but may also get used for making bread too. I made this to fit in our tight kitchen. Our refrigerator is in front of our oven, so I couldn’t make the handle too long.
Wood: Walnut, Maple, and Quartersawn Cherry.
Joinery: all glue, Titebond III.
Sanding: 80-120-150-220, then 320 on end-grain areas only, including front lip area to avoid over-darkening with the mineral oil.
Finish: 7-coats of mineral oil, with 3-coats on the first day, then 1-coat a day after that. Will apply more as need-be.
Thickness: 1/2” throughout
Handle Width: 1-5/32” (if making this again, I think I’d make the handle about 1/8” wider than I did)
Handle Length: around 13”... it depends on where you measure, according to the curve
Walnut Width: 1-15/16” (times 3-pieces)
Maple Width: 19/64” (times 4-pieces)
Quartersawn Cherry Width: 4-17/32” (times 2-pieces)
Bevel on top surface: about 1-1/4”-deep, 19/64”-tall
Bevel on underside: about 1/2”-deep, 5/32”-tall
Girdle (front edge): varies slightly, around 3/64”
Weight: 46.8-ounces, or just under 3-pounds
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