Pizza Peels! <- yes I had to look up what they're called

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Project by Byron posted 02-23-2014 08:39 PM 1389 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After some pizza making failures I finally got around to making the proper tool to solve my pizza problems. I had some old thin cherry that would work perfectly! (at least I was told it was cherry, I think it could be a close relative) The striping in one of them is just sapwood, not another species, there is also a nice secondary bevel on that one for a sharper, stronger edge.

I would highly recommend making some of these yourself, they are a BLAST to make. These only took me a day and a half start to finish, and I really got into the second (nicer) one. Pizza Peels (aka Pizza shovel/spatula) have a really unique scale to them that makes them a lot of fun.

I would recommend using quartersawn lumber to help reduce warping and increase strength. These are finished with Watco Butcher Block oil (has wax in it) Happy Making!

-- Byron Conn, Woodworking/Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology,

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#1 posted 02-23-2014 10:05 PM

They look great! I could use one myself.

-- Tommy

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 02:15 AM

Great job

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

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 02:34 PM

They look great. Nice shapes and the woods have pretty grains. Great job!

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