I needed a pizza and bread peel for our video shows on How to make pizza dough and bake a pizza, and our show on the Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day method. Instead of buying a pizza peel, I decided to make my own. I went into my basement shop, look around for some scrap plywood, and make a pretty good pizza - bread peel.
You can make this peel from a piece of 2'x2' ¼" plywood from a home improvement store, and a 1"x2" stick. You'll need two ¾" wood screws, some 60 grit sandpaper, and white or wood glue.
What do you think? Watch the show and let me know, have any suggestions? write them below. thx, eric.
I was wondering why did you make the handle so long? Thanks so much for your site. It is my new favorite!
I wanted a pizzapeel but the only ones I saw were poor quality, too small and very expensive. Because of your video my husband made me a pizzapeel which was the right size for my oven and really good quality for less than 5 euro's, about 7 dollars.
just a note: the reason the wood chipped like that on the end was you were going agains the grain & the wood wants to tear out like that. However when you are sawing with the grain it does not do that because you are going with the grain. Its kinda like swiming with the current is easy & swimming perpendicular to it is hard. You were right however about the tape that will stop the tear out when cutting in that direction.
Before cutting the plywood, use an utility knife and straight edge to score a line just inside of the cut line this will prevent the wood from chipping
Eric Gunnar Rochow
hey thanks for the suggestion. good idea. eric.