Kayak Lover's Pizza Peel and Cutter

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Project by CFrye posted 01-01-2015 09:05 AM 3345 views 3 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second peel and cutter, the first is here. My sister saw the pics of it and wanted one of her own. As I was laying out the cherry and walnut to ready them for glue up, I thought the sap wood formed a paddle-ish image. Sister and BIL are avid kayakers. Ding, ding, ding! That’s how it was going to be customized just for them! I formed the handle with a paddle-like shape with the angle on the end to make it more comfortable to hold and manipulate (I checked-they are both right handed-whew!). The handle on this one is longer than the first, as well. The cutter is more symmetrical on this version to look kayak-esque. Only beveled one side to make it easier to use as a server, too. Time will tell if the cherry edge will cut as well as the original pecan version.
I had said I’d make the next peel thinner. I wimped out. Jackie, The Italian Plane, and I smoothed this peel(5th picture) and once it was flat I was worn out. It is about 1/2” x 17”x I can’t remember(will edit when I get info). 3 coats of mineral oil followed by 3 coats of Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner(couldn’t find any at first). I am getting more confident in my glue ups and will start with thinner stock on the next one for a lighter end product. The last picture is of the peel in it’s new home. Sis and BIL are very happy with it. It even was delivered before Christmas!
Thanks for reading along. Comments, suggestions are appreciated.

-- God bless, Candy

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 09:20 AM

Happy New Year!!

You’re starting it off with another First!

Looking GOOD…

Excellent… COOL…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 10:37 AM

Thank you, Joe. Happy New to you and all my LJ family!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 11:21 AM

Great Job! It looks cool!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 11:21 AM

Beautiful! I really like the kayak shape.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 11:22 AM

Nary a thing I can say against this project….nice!!! Like the wood selection and design. Not a bad way to kick off the new year!!! Pretty sure your sister and the “bil” were quite pleased.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 11:34 AM

Thanks for your support, Dave, Doe and Buster! When I asked if I could share her picture of the peel in it’s new home, she responded with “Yes please do”. I think she likes it.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 12:53 PM

Looks great, I have to make myself one of these.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 01-01-2015 12:55 PM

Very nice work. I really like your design.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 01-01-2015 01:23 PM

Thanks, Bondo! Me too!
Thank you, Monte. It was a lot of fun making it special for my sister.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 01-01-2015 02:16 PM

Fantastic “peel & cutter”....

It is no wonder that Sis & BIL are overjoyed.
Who wouldn’t be….
to receive such a good looking, from the heart gift!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#11 posted 01-01-2015 02:59 PM

Very nice, Candy! Great shape and wood selection.

Wooden kitchen utensils make awesome gifts…you should try a spoon! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#12 posted 01-01-2015 03:27 PM

That’s beautiful Candy. That plane looks very sleek also. OH, and, Happy New Year

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

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#13 posted 01-01-2015 03:45 PM

Very cool, Candy. Now if it would just come with a pizza …. grin.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#14 posted 01-01-2015 04:40 PM

Now you have to make a pizza to see how it works!
oh, and Happy New Year!

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#15 posted 01-01-2015 04:44 PM

Nice pieces, Candy..Happy New Year. We flew through Joplin without stopping this year. Made it here in 3 days this year instead of 2 weeks!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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