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brickie in oz 11-20-2010 08:33 PM

Home made timber pizza peel.
 
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Here is a timber peel I made out of Celery Top Pine, not a true pine but its used a lot in boat building in Tasmania Au, it cuts and works like pine.

heliman 11-21-2010 01:15 AM

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Nice - good size too for making extra large pizzas...

Faith In Virginia 11-21-2010 08:18 AM

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Very nice!!!

I made three peels but I used hard maple. I will show a picture as soon as I take one.

fxpose 11-21-2010 09:19 AM

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Very nice craftsmanship on that peel!

azpizzanut 11-22-2010 02:28 PM

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Hello All,

Is there a recommended wood that is good for a peel? My city has several hardwood supply stores and a variety of woods available at Lowe's and Home Depot. I think a straight grained wood that is lightweight and not sappy would be useful. Basswood, poplar, alder, come to mind, but there must be others that meet our needs too. What are your thoughts for a first time peel project? Thickness, dimensions, etc.

Cheers,

Alter ego 11-22-2010 03:32 PM

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I made 4 peels from 6mm plywood. On either side of the handles I put 2 strips of 40x20 rounded Tassie oak trim which makes them easier to hold and ridgid enough to use. To make them a bit more waterproof and allow me to wash them down I rubbed a couple of coats of olive oil into them before using them.

It is now much easier to make up multiple pizzas and place them in the oven to cook. I still use my metal peel to turn & remove. I'll add a couple of pics later

brickie in oz 11-22-2010 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Alter ego (Post 102657)
I made 4 peels from 6mm plywood.

I thought about ply but was concerned about the chemicals leeching from it into the pizzas.

Alter ego 11-22-2010 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by brickie in oz (Post 102664)
I thought about ply but was concerned about the chemicals leeching from it into the pizzas.

I'll let you know if it kills me :) I don't think that the dough stays on there long enough to be a problem.

Tscarborough 11-22-2010 09:15 PM

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That is a lovely peel, the only thing it is missing is a pizza upon it.

brickie in oz 11-22-2010 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Alter ego (Post 102672)
I don't think that the dough stays on there long enough to be a problem.

I was more concerned about the heat of the oven driving off the nasties. :(


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