2" DIA. RADII ( T Y P. ) CENTERLINE
Cut the paddleâ€™s three main pieces from a single board. First, rip the handle. Then band saw the remaining section into the two side pieces, after marking radii on opposite sides of the centerline.
Add accent strips between the handle and the sides and glue the paddle together. The wide part that holds the pizza is called the "blade."
Install the paddle in the tapering sled. Secure it by driving a screw through a hanging hole drilled in the end of the handle.
Taper the paddle using the planer. Take light passes until the blade's leading edge is 1/8" thick.
Ease the handle's sharp edges to create a comfortable grip. 68 www.AmericanWoodworker.com
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Round the front corners of the blade and bevel its edge to slightly less than 1/16".
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