Now I have a new Pizza oven I will need to have all the gear to go wIth it. I have been struggling to turn the pizzas around with the standard peel so I am experimenting with making a small 'turning' Pizza Peel.
Prototype 1 This is the first prototype made from 0.8mm stainless steel, I used the sheet metal feature in SolidWorks and printed out a 1:1 net of the shape, I then used some spray mount to fix this to the sheet of stainless. Using a 240v handheld plasma cutter I cut it out freehand hence the wobbly lines (although I quite like the effect) The heat from the Plasma cutter together with the number of cutouts caused the steel to warp. I gave it two folds either side of the handle to give it some strength. For the handle i used a pice of softwood ripped down to 20mmx20mm and put chamfer on the edges with a plane. this was attached with 2 x M4 machine screws and nuts.
Improvements for MK2 1. Use thicker steel perhaps 1.2mm (18g) or 16g (1.6mm) 2. Perhaps weld 2 studs to the place where the handle attached so they do not protrude under the peel and clash with the pizza stone. 3. Fewer cutouts to stop warping 4. use hardwood (Oak )for the handle.