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Title: Pizza Peels
Post by: metalspinner on June 06, 2021, 05:34:28 PM
In between all the work on the shop, I squeezed in these pizza peels. These were made for a friend who will gift them. They have a traditional Friday night Pizza night in their family. One of their children are getting married and will receive this as a gift.  


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Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: Andries on June 06, 2021, 05:51:20 PM
Nice work Mr Spinner!
I bet they'll be grinning from ear to ear when they see those two works of art.
I'm admiring the swoopy white lines - are they inlays or part of the glue up laminates?
Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: Dan_Shade on June 06, 2021, 06:56:02 PM
Any concerns of the glue letting loose due to heat? 
Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: metalspinner on June 06, 2021, 07:28:33 PM
No more so than any other pizza peel glue up.
I did ask how they cook their pizzas. If they had mentioned a wood fired pizza oven, I wouldn’t have been so extravagant. But, they are just using this in their kitchen oven to take the pizza in and out.

We have a local beer place that has a mobile pizza guy out on Friday nights. He uses a big wood fired brick oven that gets up to 900degrees. His peel is a maple glue up. And he keeps it there for 20 seconds at a time spinning and moving the pizzas around.

With that being said, no warranty is expressed or guaranteed. 😂

Andries, those strips are part of the lamination.
Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: firefighter ontheside on June 06, 2021, 07:55:09 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: WDH on June 07, 2021, 07:23:58 AM
I like the curvaceous handle. 
Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: aigheadish on June 07, 2021, 12:58:39 PM
Wow, those're very pretty!
Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: Jeff on June 10, 2021, 06:32:08 AM
A privilege to be spanked with those are!
Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: samandothers on June 10, 2021, 08:41:42 AM
Wow, great job!  Very creative designs.  What a wonderful gift!

Jeff you need a pretty big butt to use those as paddles! 
Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: kantuckid on June 13, 2021, 10:08:53 AM
FWIW, at 200 degrees is when typical yellow wood glue (such as Titebond I, II or III) gets soft and then releases. At that temp it sort of reminds you of a nearly hard contact cement. I've used heat guns to make this happen in doing a repair. I learned this from a call to the tech folks at Titebond. I will ad that it's very easy to burn the wood surface to achieve that temperature internally down within a wood joint. 

That said, I have no idea about heat for a pizza peel? Probably not long enough to matter? 
Title: Re: Pizza Peels
Post by: ljohnsaw on June 13, 2021, 10:24:44 AM
That is just stunning.  Obviously book matched, but how do you get those not-straight joints?  I'm guessing a band saw is involved and you layer the wood to cut both pieces at the same time.