|Project by Scott Oldre||posted 03-03-2012 05:58 PM||1257 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
I’d seen a review of these not too long ago here on LJs and it was a raving review. The review was dead on! These pizza cutters are monsters, and will outlast me and whoever receives them. They’re made in Tiawan, but the craftsmanship is outstanding.
Turned the pizza cutter handles from Honduran Rosewood I had around from a project a few months ago. The cutter and the handle have to weigh in at least 1/2 a pound, mostly the cutter. Finished with EEE followed by friction polish. Since they can come off the handles, I wasn’t worried about the finish getting nasty..they can always be cleaned up.
The church key was done in Jobillo, the chocolate swirl wood.
Both pieces, cutter and opener are interchangeable, so you make one handle and have multple attachments, or switch them out to find the best look. Also, since the handles can be removed (most of them, if you pay attention to what you’re doing), they can be safely put in the dishwasher.
I did read the directions and I still managed to get glue on the inside threads on one of the..just a matter of overkill when I put the insert in. Guess that one will live with me. Ahh well, live and learn.
Again, I can’t stress enough how well made and how beautiful these cutters are, and would recommend them to anyone. The each come with an allen wrench to screw in the insert, but found that my Nova T-wrench was the same size, so bonus there. Even the church key (bottle opener) comes with an allen wrench. I’m going to be loaded with these wrenches because I plan to make these as this years Christmas gifts, and if you’re in a hurrty and aren’t interested in embellishing, then they can be done in 20 min each. Not bad.
Thanks Rockler for putting out a product that you can be proud of.
-- Scott, Irmo SC