Pizza Peel

In between instrument work one needs to eat.  What's better to eat than homemade pizza made using a custom-built pizza peel!

This began as a request from my wife for a pizza peel.  I looked around for one and didn't find many locally and what I did find seemed too expensive so I decided to make one. Thinking "how tough can that be" and "I can build something for less than that" I proceeded to the workshop. Initially it was going to be a standard issue square pizza peel and then things sort of got out off hand.

The neck is maple with a purpleheart headstock overlay.  The body is pine.  The lower bout of the body is sized to fit a 14" pizza.

 

The body is profiled from 5/8" to 1/4" and then to the leading edge which is 1/8".

The body is finished with Watco Butcher Block oil.  It's a food-safe finish.  The neck is finished with Minwax Polycrylic.  It's a very nice finish for this purpose though I wouldn't use it on a real neck.

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