Pizza Peel

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Project by cosmicturner posted 02-01-2013 06:30 AM 2044 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black Cherry and Black Walnut all scraps from cutting boards I had some sap wood of both species in this peel and a friend stopped over little while ago she looked at it a long time and said it was ok but she could never buy it because of the sap wood and heart wood colors bothered her it did not look balanced to her eye…. I found that interesting I like the color variation
It will accommodate a 16” pie I like the short handle so you can park the peel right at the table to serve it…kept it thin 3/8” so it is lighter and I also moved the handle more into the body of the peel giving it more strength in the design and it looks better I think…

-- Cosmicturner

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#1 posted 02-01-2013 06:47 AM

Just Beautiful, I’d be to scared to use it. I’d hang it on a wall as a display. Well done.

Cheers Tony,

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#2 posted 02-01-2013 08:40 AM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-01-2013 12:49 PM

Beautiful work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-01-2013 01:08 PM

Amazing job. Talk about a piece of art. I betcha the pizza itself wants to taste better when you pick it up with that baby.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 02-01-2013 01:11 PM

Nice job! I think I want pizza for dinner tonight!
Tony is right! I made one for my daughter and she won’t use it. It’s hanging on her wall. I made two for us and one is …
you gessed it! Hanging on the wall!

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

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#6 posted 02-01-2013 02:25 PM

Agree with you, I like the color variations of using sap wood.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 02-01-2013 02:30 PM

Ya got yerself another weener here Jeff

Oh good. I can still edit my answer, because I see you CHANGED the title!

You did that just to try and get a RISE out of these folks, dint’cha? LOL

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 02-01-2013 02:32 PM

Nice job on the peel.

When I use variations in a piece of wood and in a situation where there is a mirror image presented I try to get both side of the mirror image to reflect it’s opposite. I thought your board represented well those challenges.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 02-01-2013 03:04 PM

Someone pointed another unintended consequent in the handle detail being phallus looking…ok I can see that to I guess and the weird colors variation in the wood thanks Karson , thanks for the encouragement you guys….we shall see if I can find a home for this mutant colored X-Rated Pizza Peel

-- Cosmicturner

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#10 posted 02-01-2013 03:18 PM

The gal that commented on the variation in color is right on! Everyone knows that the color of a peel affects the taste of the Pizza! Some people just have different perspectives and priorities, I guess.

Seriously Jeff it’s a beautiful piece of work. Nice job. I’m sure it will have no problem finding a home.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 02-01-2013 03:39 PM

Nice looking peel,as for sapwood, I like the contrast, and use it myself in my cutting boards. I have made two Pizza Peels, and one of them is very similar to yours. I have them posted here in LJ if you care to look at them, but their owners give them the same treatments, a HANGING

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#12 posted 02-01-2013 06:22 PM

Does it vibrate? :)

Cool piece!

-- jay,

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#13 posted 02-01-2013 08:48 PM

Thinking about branching off into a whole new product line…thinking of calling it LumberJane…I better stop…

-- Cosmicturner

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#14 posted 02-01-2013 10:09 PM

Iffin you lookin to find a home fer it I got a space it would fit. I’m not one of those picky guys and it looks great to me. I’m not a connaisseur of fine pizza peels just an ole South Ga country boy that likes what you are doing. Keep it up.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#15 posted 02-02-2013 12:08 AM

Thanks man nice of you to say I am working on a very cool project if I pull it off…

-- Cosmicturner

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