Custom Birch Pizza Peel

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Project by Splinters posted 06-05-2008 09:45 PM 5371 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first of six peels for a client that I discussed on the forum yesterday. When it traveled from Montana to Illinois the difference in humidity caused the board to bow a bit. Allowing to lay overnight let the peel acclimate to its new home and this morning was back where it should be. Now on to the other five peels.

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#1 posted 06-05-2008 09:52 PM

It’s good to know that once it got used to it’s new home it returned to normal. Until you posted this, I had no idea what a pizza peel was.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 06-05-2008 09:55 PM

To be honest when the first request to make one came in I had to google it myself before I said yes… lol

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#3 posted 06-05-2008 10:23 PM

Glad to hear it’s back to normal.

-- 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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#4 posted 06-05-2008 10:47 PM

Cool. Thanks for sharing I was also wondering what the heck a pizza peel was. Now I know.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 06-05-2008 11:59 PM

Very nice. I want to make one of these for myself. Did you narrow the end that goes under the pizza?


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#6 posted 06-06-2008 12:10 AM

Good to know that the piece acclimated. I have a piece of furniture that arrives in New Hampshire tomorrow (I am in Northern California) which is very dry and NH humid so I will be curious if my piece experiences the similar warping. Very nice pizza peel by the way. Are the others also going to be birch or are you using different species? If you are using different species it would be interesting to see how each handles the change in climate.

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#7 posted 06-06-2008 03:18 AM

Chicago is the Pizza Capital of the USA. SO…. comming from Chicago, I just figured everybody knew what a pizza peel was. Very nice!


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#8 posted 06-06-2008 05:27 AM

Glad it settled down!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 06-06-2008 01:33 PM

I’ve seen them used in pizza places, but didn’t know that’s what they were called. You were lucky that the board didn’t split at the narrow end.

-- JJohn

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#10 posted 06-06-2008 05:55 PM

I know what it is by looking at it but never heard it referred to by its correct name. But this is an interesting piece.

Nice post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 06-06-2008 06:29 PM

Great job ….We all love Pizza ..oh yes ..I have a store bought Pizza Peel hanging in my kitchen …So How did you decide on Birch ….Is it Birch Ply? Will all the rest be made of birch also ? and ….Not to be critical …but …..isn’t the handle a bit short? ...
I love it great job …
Thanks for posting …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#12 posted 04-13-2010 10:16 PM

great job … but i have to say that New England is the pizza capitol of the world … u can keep your deep dish .. lol

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#13 posted 09-25-2010 08:38 PM

Uhhh, sorry y’all but everyone knows New York City is the Pizza Capitol of the world. ;-)

Nice peel

<<——needs to make several of these for my daughter & her husband who are planning to open a Pizzeria outside San Diego

-- Gary, Florida

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