My Second Pizza Peel

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Project by Rockbuster posted 03-25-2012 02:19 AM 3618 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first Pizza Peel was posted on Lumberjocks a little while back. If you care to look at it, just click on “Rockbusters” Projects. It had a little story to it, as does this one. This one started out as a challenge to myself, to see if I could make as near a perfect 8 point star as possible.I did a pretty good job on the star, and decided to take it further. Now it became a square,and also a box, and I couldn’t think of a thing to do with it. The longer that I looked at it, the harder it became as what to do with it. I squared it up real good, and started to just glue on strips. I would glue on a strip,wait till the glue set enough, and then run it thru the table saw again. After a few strips, it looked as if it would make a nice cutting board. I then thought, why not add a handle, and make a fancy pizza peel. as I have a friend that I owe a great favor and he is really into making pizzas. The friend that I am talking about is none other than the son of the man that I made the first pizza peel for. He is also my daughters husband. He did me a great favor, as I recently had to put my dog of 14 years down. He runs the creamatory, and took care of all of the details, and provided me with a nice custom wood box with my dogs remains. I think that this is the least that I can do for him.

Pizza Peel Dimensions.
28” long overall, 15 3/4” wide X 16” long board size The board itself, tapers from 1/2” to 3/8” The top lip is setback 1& 1/4” to 0 bottom lip is 3/4” to 0 The handle is 12” long with fish tail design The dot on the handle denotes the top upright side of the board. Woods used are Walnut, Cherry, Curly Maple, Jatoba, and Bamboo Total weight is 2 pounds, 7 ounces finish is two heavy coats of mineral oil. The picture of the lip is not too clear. None of the pictures are great, but that curly maple really makes it look distorted. Comments welcome. YES!...I still miss my dog.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 02:53 AM

That is way cool.

Even if the pizza turns out bad, everyone can admire the peel. :-)

-- -- Don from PA

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 03:13 AM

Truly an eye catcher

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 03:29 AM

Wow that’s a beauty. great job.

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 05:31 AM

Lovely pattern and choice of wood

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 06:54 AM

Very nice, very classy.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 09:02 AM

Very interesting pattern, nice work.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

#7 posted 03-25-2012 09:44 AM

I am sure your son in law really liked this project great work and great looking piece.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#8 posted 03-25-2012 01:11 PM

Wonderful job. For a project that started out with no end in sight, the result looks as though it was completely thought out before the first cut was made.

Thanks for sharing.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#9 posted 03-25-2012 01:38 PM

Wow… Pizza has never had it so good. GREAT work !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#10 posted 03-26-2012 10:44 AM

Beautiful Wood and Outstanding workmanship!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 02-01-2013 03:50 PM

Great looking peel! I deserves a hanging! I have one hanging around this site also. I like all your projects, nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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