Guitar Pizza peel

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Project by bigJohninvegas posted 01-02-2015 03:22 PM 2679 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Friend Asked me if I could build him a Pizza Spatula thingy. (His words I swear)
After I quit Laughing I said sure I could build a Pizza Peel. I had not built one before and went to the internet to
take a look at some basic shapes. The last photo is an oak peel that I made for him.
While searching for shapes I saw a few guitar shaped pizza peels and that got me thinking. My friend and I are both into music, and my local woodworking club had this friendly contest for our Christmas party.
Finally I had an idea to build for the contest. A Guitar Pizza Peel.
The rules were No more than four board feet of hardwood. 1”X6”X8’
I used curly maple for the body, Honduran Mahogany for the fret board, and a little Walnut for the sound hole.
2nd, there had to be a dowel, which I used a 1/4” dowel to give the body some added strength.
3rd, you had to use some form of brass. I used brass powder for the inlays.
And finally a 4th item of your choice. I added some turquoise around the sound hole.
I like Taylor Guitars so I made the head to look like a Taylor.
The neck and fret layout is pretty spot on to my real guitar, and the body was made to handle a 16” pizza.
Here is a link to sin city woodworkers blog. You can check out the other Projects at the party.

It was alot of fun.

-- John

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Marty 529

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 03:55 PM

Very interesting piece. I just made my first cutting board and am drawing up a guitar cutting board for my daughter. Love the look of this. Very inspiring :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 01:21 AM

Very clever customization of a pizza peel, bigJohn! I’m sure the recipients loved the music theme.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 11:18 AM

Great looking peel, John! Congratulations on a winning design. I really like the I payed details. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 05-29-2016 01:25 PM

I really like the design, one step above delux, the web site was very interesting to, the latest one being just two days ago. will go back and look at others sometime, looks like a real resource.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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