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Old 06-26-2009, 07:31 AM
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Thanks, based on that I should be good in the 40 inch range.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:03 AM
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Hi Toby!

I think the most useful tool for those of us who have one is a round 8-9 inch "turner" paddle. That should be a bit longer for you want to be able to use it two handed (one hand holding the shaft up front and the other hand twisting the shaft to lift and turn. You probably also want a longer shaft on your big peel if you make one so you can use two hands also. One hand is enough for putting the pie in the oven so a shorter handle is no problem. Two hands probably need more than 40 inches.

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:32 AM
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Hi Toby!

I think the most useful tool for those of us who have one is a round 8-9 inch "turner" paddle. That should be a bit longer for you want to be able to use it two handed (one hand holding the shaft up front and the other hand twisting the shaft to lift and turn. You probably also want a longer shaft on your big peel if you make one so you can use two hands also. One hand is enough for putting the pie in the oven so a shorter handle is no problem. Two hands probably need more than 40 inches.

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Thanks Jay! I was thinking about the longer peels, but I didn't want to go crazy.
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Here's my pizza peel made from thin marine plywood with an ebony/ purnambuco handle - it's short because I only use it with my domestic wood fired oven/ pizza stone. It doubles as a sign which I hang on my front door whenever friends come over for pizza!

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Here is a pic of a couple of my homemade tools. I made a wood peel out of a piece of 1X12 pine (I glued an additional 1X6 to get it to 16" width). and my pizza cutter which I made from a scrap piece of 1/16" stainless steel, and a couple scraps from my brazillian maple flooring. I have been using both for around 3 years now.
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ok, I promise I'll save up and get a nice set of FB tools, but I love recycling stuff so here is a shovel and rake I made from and old aluminum pan.

yeah they're kind of "rustic" I know

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Old 07-13-2009, 08:48 PM
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Peter, great suggestion on american metalcraft their prices are very nice.

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ok, I promise I'll save up and get a nice set of FB tools, but I love recycling stuff so here is a shovel and rake I made from and old aluminum pan.

yeah they're kind of "rustic" I know

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Old 07-29-2009, 06:56 AM
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Hey those are great, I like the long handles, I figured out you need super long handles right away. What's the third tool? Some kind of blow-pipe?

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Hey those are great, I like the long handles, I figured out you need super long handles right away. What's the third tool? Some kind of blow-pipe?

Doug
Yup, that's exactly what it is. It's a 1/2" pipe, and I put a 1/2" to 3/4" connector one one end. The other end has a cap with a hole drilled in it. It works awesome!

Of course, it's not an original idea, I got it from some of the folks on this forum.
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