|Project by Daris||posted 10-04-2012 03:17 PM||1512 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
If you’re looking for an easy weekend project. A Pizza Peel, or Baker’s Peel is an excellent project to tackle. My wife asked me to make one of these awhile back and this turned out to be a great little project. To gather inspiration for this; I Googled pizza peel and quickly found out there were quite a few folks who have made these. The basic design of the peel was to edge join three boards made out of maple. I also needed to plane my boards down to a thickness of 3/8”. I don’t have a sizer planer, so I used my joiner planer to get this done. It’s a bit of a pain to resize boards this way, but this was a pretty small project so it wasn’t too bad. After I re-sized my boards I cut the outside boards to a length of 5-1/2” x 14” and the inside board was cut to a size of 2” x 20”. The handle was cut to a length of 2” x 6”.
If you want to see more about this project, check out my post over at www.woodlogger.com
Not a lot for this one. I was able to pickup both of the boards I used for this at a local hardware store. You could easily make two or even three of these at the same time for just a slightly longer maple board.
- (1) 3/4” x 6” x 6’ Maple Board
- (1) 3/4” x 2”’ x 4’ Walnut Board(I only used about a 6” length for the handle)
Milling & Assembly
To get the beveled end of the peel I used a power sander. I really thought this was going to be the hardest part of this project, but it really was a snap. I was able to get a pretty sharp point and it was balanced on both sides pretty well.
To finish the peel, I sanded it using a standard low grit, and moved my way up to a 220 grit. I also broke the edges of the peel with sandpaper and gave it a round over look. To finish it I used a product called salad bowl finish. It’s supposed to be safe for wood that comes into contact with food. I applied five coats to the peel.
This was really a fun little project that can be done in a weekend. If you want to see more pics and video of how I made this check out my site over at www.woodlogger.com
-- Daris, Indianapolis, http://www.woodlogger.com