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2" DIA. RADII ( T Y P. ) CENTERLINE

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HANDLE

Cut the paddle’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.

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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."

4

Install the paddle in the tapering sled. Secure it by driving a screw through a hanging hole drilled in the end of the handle.

5

Taper the paddle using the planer. Take light passes until the blade's leading edge is 1/8" thick.

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Ease the handle's sharp edges to create a comfortable grip. 68 www.AmericanWoodworker.com

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J U N E / J U LY 2 0 0 9

Round the front corners of the blade and bevel its edge to slightly less than 1/16".

American Woodworker June/July 2009  

We hope you enjoy this magazine from the team at American Woodworker!

American Woodworker June/July 2009  

We hope you enjoy this magazine from the team at American Woodworker!