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Project by TedM posted 05-28-2012 01:33 PM 1992 views 15 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a hankering for some pizza a few months back so decided it was time to make a pizza peel. Then I thought, “Why make one when I can make six?” :)

Each peel is made from Maple with a contrasting handle made of either Walnut, Jatoba or Paudul (I made two of each).

The paddle part measures approx. 13×14 inches with a 6 inch handle.

This was a great project, makes an excellent kitchen addition and, as you can see from the last photo, they work well! :)

I have more info here on my website http://www.woodworkersguide.com/2012/03/27/pure-pizza-peel-pizzazz/ if you want to build one (or six) for yourself.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!





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bencoach

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#1 posted 05-28-2012 01:44 PM

They look fantastic. Does the heat in the oven affect the glue-up?

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TedM

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 01:51 PM

ben, one would usually use a heated ceramic stone in the oven and use the peel only to slide the pizza, or bread, onto. Once baked the peel is again used to slide the item out on. The peel is not to be used to bake on.

More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_%28tool%29

Sorry for the confusion.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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hhhopks

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 02:50 PM

Don’t care how it works.
Because I am hungry. How can I get a slice?
: )

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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Brad_Nailor

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 05:36 PM

Perfect timing..I just bought my wife a pizza stone for the grill and it came with a peel…the cheapest, pine I have ever seen..and it was 1/2” thick with a chamfer on the end..I could see her pushing the pizza right off the grill! I will have to make her one of these….nice work.

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SPalm

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 06:10 PM

Nice.
And a good looking ‘za too.

I have an old pine one. An upgrade would be inorder.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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grizzman

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 06:22 PM

its a great looking piece, but i think i want the pizza more..lol..great job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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TedM

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 06:27 PM

LOL! Methinks it’s time to open a pizzaria! Anytime that any of you are in the area drop by and we’ll share a few.

Thanks for the comments!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Kevin

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#8 posted 05-28-2012 07:12 PM

Great looking pizza peel. I’ve been wanting to try one of these. I’ll check out the info on your website. Thanks!!! I’ll be stopping by for a slice soon.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 05-28-2012 07:14 PM

Why do they call them peels I have never heard of that expression before?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 05-28-2012 08:32 PM

Nice looking pizza peels. However I have been on a diet for the last little while and I must say the pizza looked even better. I like your last picturewith only a few crustslef

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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lew

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#11 posted 05-29-2012 12:59 AM

NICE!!
Really like the handles!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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peteg

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#12 posted 05-29-2012 01:08 AM

Nice job Ted, bet if you had the family around some of thoes would disappear pretty quick :: )))
Guess they would get cold if delivered to NZ :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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TedM

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#13 posted 05-29-2012 01:36 AM

Alistar, Wikipedia (the all knowing) states that ‘peel’ derives from the Latin ‘pala’, meaning a spade.

Woodbridge, Diet? Didn’t you hear? Pizza is now a health food! ;)

Pete, just don’t expect it to be free if it doesn’t arrive in 30 minutes. :)

Thanks again, everyone!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Jeffery Mullen

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#14 posted 05-29-2012 04:15 AM

nice work could use a slice of pizza !

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 05-29-2012 08:03 AM

Great job, I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time. Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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