Pizza Peel

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Project by Dallas posted 12-18-2014 07:42 PM 1375 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick Christmas present for my brother, whom I haven’t seen in 16 years.
His daughter is close by attending Texas A&M, (Gig’em Aggies).
He is going to drive with her back to Idaho for Christmas break, then send her back to school on a plane.

He is going to stop by sometime this afternoon, I hope.

Anyway, I started this Saturday when I found out but work got in the way so I finished up this pizza peel this morning.
Made of Cherry, Maple and Walnut, hand planed flat on the bottom and beveled toward the front on top.
Thickness is 1/4” at the front, that quickly tapers to about 1/8” and toward the back is 7/16” thick.

There are some gouge marks where my #7 needed honing.

Size is 16 1/6” deep and 16” wide. It was suppose to be 17” deep but some slippage during glue up halted that plan.
The handle is solid walnut 7/8” thick by 7/8” wide. It is inset into the two halves with a tongue and groove to add rigidity.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#1 posted 12-18-2014 10:57 PM

Nice work Dallas. Are you sure they eat pizza in Idaho?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 11:21 PM

Looks great !!! With some slight modifications, it could be The Ultimate Woodworker’s Snow Shovel.

I hear they get a lot of snow in Idaho. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 12-19-2014 01:21 AM

TMS, He makes his own, and just built himself a real pizza oven. (Oh to be young again).

John, I told him he could keep it in the car to get his electric car unstuck, but he said he already had one in there.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 12-19-2014 05:36 AM

Nice peel, Dallas! Since he makes his own, he can utilize every square inch of that board! Hope you all had a great visit. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 12-19-2014 05:43 AM

Nice peel my friend! I’m willing to help him eat the first 100 pizzas just make sure he knows how to use it. But Idaho? Passed through as fast as I could go a couple of times.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#6 posted 12-19-2014 01:46 PM

Thanks all, we had a great visit and I got to meet a nephew that has doubled in height in the last 14 years.
Most of the talk centered around projects on each side of the great divide. We also talked computers, IT work and some other technical stuff. (He is the main IT guy for the Forest service and the forest fire response teams along with the Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming ARNG).

Mudflap, HE would welcome you to have all you want. He is always experimenting with different types of dough, styles, toppings, sauces, cheeses, etc. He will make 10 or 15 per week and give them to the local women’s shelter or the Meal’s on Wheel’s program.
Did I happen to mention he also makes beer? He also doesn’t drink anymore so the beer just sits in his basement until he finds someone who wants it.

Candy, Merry Christmas from our little slice of heaven, Booger County, TX.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 12-20-2014 04:59 PM

Great looking pizza peal Dallas.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 12-20-2014 05:29 PM

Thanks Lee, Where at in North Idaho? I lived in Priest River, Old Town, Lewiston, Moscow and Pend Oreille.
(edit): I also worked for about 8 months in Sand Point, but it was too big and I hated it! LOL.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#9 posted 12-21-2014 01:52 PM

Nicely done. Looks like a nice re-union

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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