Manta Ray Pizza Peel

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Project by cosmicturner posted 526 days ago 1009 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was inspired by my friend Lew he stacked the wood for his handle, I wanted to try a little different solution being a turner I had to turn something…I am just finishing my second one and made a fancier handle for that one.
This one will accept a 18” pie made of Maple and Walnut, cut offs from cutting boards makes you feel good to try and use every last scrap of wood…

-- Cosmicturner

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 526 days ago

Very nice!


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#2 posted 526 days ago

Hey that’s a beauty

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 526 days ago

I made a few of these. This one looks great!
You gave me a idea on what to do to make all my long stick scraps look this nice!

I just gave away one of my peels as a gift and now have a nail on the wall that needs a peel.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 526 days ago

Love the peel, but your pizza recipe using maple and walnut cutoffs doesn’t sound too good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 526 days ago

Great looking Peel

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 526 days ago

I like your take on the handle

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#7 posted 526 days ago

woah. that’s one large peel – nice!

how is that handle connected there? is it turned to a point on both ends?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 526 days ago

I glued one side then drilled the hole then glued the other side on using rubber bands then clamps right over the rubber bands after that completed drilling the hole…thought about doing two more holes and use pins to make it look knife handle looking but decided to keep it simple…
Sorry the last two pics are from my second peel but I needed the pics for show and tell..

-- Cosmicturner

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#9 posted 526 days ago

WOW! That’s a beauty!!

The handle on mine was turned, also. I built a blank from scraps, the center scrap was the same thickness/width as the center board on the peel. For the glue-up, I used a piece of grocery bag on each side of that center scrap as a release mechanism. Turned the handle, pulled off the “handle halves” from the center piece then glued them to the peel handle. A little sanding touch up to finish.

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

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#10 posted 526 days ago

Very nice, I do like your handle.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#11 posted 526 days ago

Great looking peel.super job

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 526 days ago

Good looking peel. Like the swept back design. Interesting take on the handles.

You must eat a lot of pizza and smoke a lot of pipes. Haaa Haaa. Ahh I got it you smoke your pipe after a good pizza. Haa Haa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#13 posted 526 days ago

Nicely done. I need one of these. I’d expect that to be pretty heavy, no? (An observation, not a complaint ;) )

@stefang: I thought the same thing “Really? Walnut and maple pizza? That’s gotta be a little chewy.”

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#14 posted 526 days ago

I think my mind just melted after looking at your project! Awesome work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#15 posted 526 days ago

It is not to heavy I thinned the wood down to a whisker less than 3/8” no rule against two hands for the ladies…
Dewayne tell me what’s better than Football, Pizza, Brew, and a puff on the Cherry wood bowl…

-- Cosmicturner

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