Good ol' Fashioned Pizza Peel

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Project by ComradeNorgren posted 11-16-2012 09:21 PM 6317 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally decided to get around to making a pizza peel. It was a pretty fun project, i have yet to make a pizza yet and try it out. I started off with 1/2” maple and walnut, ripped them and glued them up. Shaped the front, the handle and the back just for looks. Then i finished it with a homemade mixture of wax and mineral oil. Let me know what you guys think!

Measurements of the board itself: 16”x14”
With the handle: 29”

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 09:39 PM

I am all-for anything associated with old cars or pizza. It appears you have successfully incorporated both.
Well done!

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 09:47 PM

Nice job on this peel.

Now….............what year is the impala and does it run?

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 09:50 PM

Nice looking peel

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 10:48 PM

haha thanks guys, and it’s actually a 64’ bel air. runs great, i put a 67 vette 327 with a very heavily lobed cam in it. just looks ugly :)

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 11:57 PM

I saw this proect on Woodsmith or somewhere, and wondered would anyone use this? I just cook my pizza on a baking tray. Do you then transfer the pizza to the peel for serving?
So for your convienence I have generated a list of optional uses for your pizza peel…
1. Row a tiny boat.
2. Donate to the local middle school principal, who can threaten spankings.
3. Gain an unfair advantage in a racketball game.
4. Cut off the handle and make a nice cutting board.

All kidding aside, nice job on your project. It really came out nice.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 02:05 AM

I like it! I have two hanging on a wall in our kitchen and one is on LJ’s some where. Maybe I’ll make a pizza for dinner tomorrow, or buy a old car!
Nice job on that Peel!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 08:17 AM

If you want real pizza, it needs to be cooked on a stone. It is the only way to get pizza anywhere close to restaurant quality. Put the stone in your oven and crank it up to 500 degrees for an hour. This will preheat the stone so that it is super hot. The peel is then used to transfer the pizza to the stone and then take it back out after it is cooked. Only remove the stone from your oven after it is fully cooled. I used to make my own dough, but lately have bought the pre-made dough from Trader Joe’s, which is surprisingly good.

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