|Project by JamesP||posted 05-19-2011 02:28 AM||1495 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
We recently got a Big Green Egg grill/smoker. My favourite use so far is making pizza.
Using a piece of cardboard to carry and place the pizza got old quickly.
I was in the garage gluing up some boards for another project, and figured why not make a peel?
This in actually the second one I made. The first I ruined when it was almost complete. The ruined one had a walnut handle and maple wings. Since I had made it of pretty thick stock, and it was too wide to run through the planer, I thought I’d mill it down free hand on the CNC.
It worked well, until my lack of sufficient hold downs allowed the peel to get sucked up into the router, splitting it in half!
Undaunted, I looked around the shop for more suitable wood. I found an old teak box and piece of maple that seemed perfect. I decided to do the joint a bit differently than the first with sort of a half lap.
After doing the glue up, I thought I’d read up on teak, and whether there were any problems using it for a food utensil. Seemed like that was no problem. Thing is, teak supposedly doesn’t glue well!
Luckily I had sanded where the two woods join so I should be OK. I decided to add some dowels for extra strength, just in case…
It’s about 14” wide, 34” long.
The pictures were taken after the first coat of mineral oil.