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Project by Brad_Nailor posted 12-09-2012 10:04 PM 2885 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been making quite a few pizza peels lately, and the usual size I make designed for a BBQ grill sized pizza stone is around 11”x11”. My friend owns a Big Green Egg, and he asked me to make him one sized for the egg. So this one is 15”x15”, mostly Walnut, with some maple/cherry/purpleheart stripes. The paddle part measures 15×15 and the whole piece is a little under 1/2” thick. Finished in a mineral oil/ beeswax mixture.

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 10:08 PM

That looks gorgeous. Your friend is very lucky.

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 10:14 PM

hold the anchovies !

nice

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 11:37 PM

Beautiful work Brad!

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 11:49 PM

Great work. I need to try these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 12:32 AM

I want mine with Pepperoni! Very nice!

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#6 posted 12-10-2012 01:03 AM

Very attractive work.

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#7 posted 12-10-2012 03:09 AM

Too nice to use!

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 04:16 AM

Very cool, nice design.

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#9 posted 12-10-2012 04:18 AM

very nice build Brad .love the stripes

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#10 posted 12-10-2012 04:22 AM

Most aPealingnice work and cool woods

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#11 posted 12-10-2012 04:42 AM

Thanks for the comments guys! I appreciate the feedback..
Here is a peel I made recently that is the smaller (12”x12”) size for comparison. This is an early design template I made a couple like this, but I was unhappy with the handle curves, and the sides needed more curve..I have since used the larger size design as my standard and still have to make the smaller pattern.

I design them in CAD then print them out on the plotter 1:1. To make the pattern, after cutting them out I spray adhesive it to a piece of 1/2” Baltic and carefully cut it out and sand it to the lines.

I use a upcut pattern routing bit in my router table to cut out the peels, after removing most of the waste with the band saw.

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#12 posted 12-10-2012 01:46 PM

Nice stuff Brad.
I have been making a few as we speak. I guess a natural cutting board transition.

So how do you do your front bevel?
Steve

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#13 posted 12-10-2012 03:04 PM

That is an awesome peel! I was thinking about making one of these for my wife and I as we have recently started making pizza on our grill as well. Great idea!

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#14 posted 12-10-2012 04:39 PM

Well done, it has been on my to do list for a while now.

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

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#15 posted 12-10-2012 04:42 PM

Look great.
One question….How long is your handle? Looks to be roughly 8”

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