Pizza Peel with an Inlay

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Project by SuperCubber posted 12-16-2015 08:06 PM 1889 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pizza peel with a G inlay. It’s a Christmas gift for my parents (shhh don’t tell them!).

This is my first ever inlay, and, while not absolutely perfect, I must say it wasn’t as difficult as I anticipated. I was incredibly nervous cutting into the finished project.

Made out of cherry, walnut and maple.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 08:25 PM


-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 09:00 PM

Very nice job!!

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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#3 posted 12-16-2015 09:11 PM

Very nice job. Sure can’t blame you for being nervous after all the work before doing the inlay.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 12-16-2015 09:23 PM

Well done. I’m impressed with your first inlay. I haven’t tried it yet myself. I probably would have chickened out.

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#5 posted 12-16-2015 09:32 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, guys.

Ebro, I was VERY close to chickening out, but I spent so much time cutting out the G, that I couldn’t back out. Marc Spagnuolo’s video on inlays was really helpful. I mostly used his methods, plus a sharp chisel for some cleanup.

I also practiced on a scrap piece of maple first, both with a rotary tool and a full-size router. The full-size router was MUCH easier to control.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#6 posted 12-16-2015 09:37 PM

Cool! Of course you didn’t luck out with a letter that had all straight cuts. It had to be a curve!

-- Why buy it for $300 when you can make it for $500!!

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#7 posted 12-17-2015 01:32 PM

Real good looking peel and you did great job on that ream small inlay!! Nice work!!


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

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#8 posted 12-17-2015 07:17 PM

This is so nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 12-18-2015 02:05 AM

Great job, awesome results. Way to push yourself out of the comfort zone.

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

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#10 posted 12-18-2015 02:24 AM

I like everything about that – great job!

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#11 posted 12-20-2015 01:51 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#12 posted 04-07-2016 04:06 PM

Great job on the peel and inlay! The inlay looks very tight—which I would imagine was not easy given that most of the shape to be inlaid is curved. Did you use any sort of curved carving or chiseling tools or just straight chisels?

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#13 posted 04-08-2016 10:24 PM

Thanks, Bill. I used straight chisels and an exacto knife, but most of the heavy lifting was done with the router. Once you score the outline, it’s surprisingly easy to rout out the rest without blowing out the side.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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