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Pizza Peel - Groomsman/Matron of Honor Wedding Present

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Project by paxorion posted 365 days ago 872 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Backstory: This year, my entire family had the honor of being in the wedding party of two of our closest friends. I was a groomsman for someone who was in a bible study I led for many years, my wife the matron of honor for one of her closest friends in our church, and our 1.5 year old daughter had her first gig as a flower girl. The honor of standing with them on their wedding day deserved a present with a personal touch, so my wife and I decided that we would both individually make a wedding present for them.

Project: My contribution was this pizza peel. This project along with an end grain cutting board project (for another wedding this year, where I was the best man) that was done in parallel, and was the first project I did using hardwood (hard maple and cherry) and rough-sawn lumber. I milled the lumber to just a hair over 1/2” thick and edge joined the pieces to a 16” wide board. Following the glue-up, I cleaned up the surface with my #4 bench plane, knocking the thickness to my desired 1/2”. I cut the shape of the pizza peel on the band-saw and sanded smoothed most of the edges. The front lip profile was done with a combination of planing with a block plane, followed by careful sanding. After sanding to 220 grit, I put the bride and groom’s initials and their anniversary date into the handle using a soldering iron, and finished it with Howards Butcher Block Oil. At the time of these photos, I believe ~5-6 coats of butcher block oil had been applied.

-- paxorion





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Fishinbo

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#1 posted 362 days ago

Love pizza and this is a great wedding present. Like your wood choice, has pretty grain patterns and colors. I’m sure the newly weds love it. Great job!

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 362 days ago

Great job… these are fun to make… well done…

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

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paxorion

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#3 posted 361 days ago

Thanks, I forgot to add that I accelerated the cherry darkening and left it in the sun for about a week after the final sanding, and now have a very vibrant red throughout the peel. It certainly puts cherry well up on my list of woods to use in future projects.

-- paxorion

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