|Project by Rockbuster||posted 03-25-2012 02:19 AM||2539 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
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.