A weekend Peel

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Project by rogue3675 posted 07-25-2012 03:26 PM 1446 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy of mine was bringing me some random lumber from his dads barn. He brought over some old black walnut that was stashed away. While I was running the board over the jointer and planer he was thumbing through a woodcraft mag that had plans for this peel in it and asked me to make it for him. Sure. I had a few scraps of curly maple that didn’t have a very pronounced figure. After I brought the peel to him he said he doesn’t even eat pizza. I then told him now is a great time to start!

Finish and adhesive: Watco BB oil and TBIII.

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#1 posted 07-25-2012 05:47 PM

Nice job. The contrasting woods really look great.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 07-25-2012 06:51 PM

Very nice…What on earth is a peel?
You could also put strings on it and make a geetar.

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#3 posted 07-25-2012 07:04 PM

Peel is italian name for a pizza or bread scoop.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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#4 posted 07-25-2012 07:15 PM

How did you get the beveled end of the peel done? Just a belt sander..?

-- Daris, Indianapolis,

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#5 posted 07-25-2012 07:51 PM

To get the bevel I clamped the board upright to a backing fence and tilted the table saw blade. I was really nervous on that cut….but I should have had a tall aux fence on my fence. Lesson learned.

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#6 posted 07-26-2012 01:03 AM

I did the same thing for the bevel on my peel. If i were going to make more of them I would want to build some type of jig to make the cut a little less dangerous.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#7 posted 07-26-2012 01:04 AM

Very nice, but my biggest question is who doesn’t eat pizza??? Maybe thats the New Yorker in me

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#8 posted 07-26-2012 11:51 AM

I have been meaning to make one for sometime thx for the kick in the pants… Yours looks great.

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

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#9 posted 07-26-2012 09:15 PM

As an amateur pizza maker (strictly for friends and family), I am envious—nicest peel I ever saw.

Buon appetito!


-- Sow justice, reap peace

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#10 posted 07-27-2012 02:53 AM

What a beauty!! Love the choice of woods.

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

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