Homemade Wood Pizza Cutters




Introduction: Homemade Wood Pizza Cutters

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Step 1: Ripping the Board

I start out with a three-quarter inch piece of hardwood. I set the table saw to split it down the middle.I start with the blade about a quarter of the way up and then flip the board from front to back and cut the other side. You always want to keep the same side of the board to the fence so your cuts lineup when you get through.after you make the first two cuts then you raise the blade higher and make two more and keep doing that tell you Cut Through you're board. I then run the sides that you just cut through the planner so you get a nice even on both sides of the board

Step 2: Marking Your Board

I then lay the boards on the table and have a pizza cutter that I use as a template to draw them out on the board.

Step 3: Cutting the Shape

I then use my jigsaw to cut the shapes out of the wood. I use about 10 teeth per inch blade on that.

Step 4: Sanding

I then go over to the horizontal sander and sand all of the edges so they're nice and smooth due to the fact that you don't always get a perfect cut with the jigsaw. Then I sand the two sides with the random orbit sander to make sure everything there is perfectly smooth.I will start with a 150 grit and then go to 220 since I ran it through the planer they're pretty smooth to begin with.

Step 5: Router Time

I then use a 45° bit in my router table and get it set up so the piece of wood just barely hits the roller bead on the top.then I will take all of the pizza cutters and sharpen one side going from front to back. Then I readjust the router table so you can get sharpening on the other side this is the hard side to do. There's not a lot of room there to work with so this is where you have to be very careful keep your eye on your fingers are at all times.

Step 6: More Sanding

Then I go back to the horizontal sander and the table can drop to a 45°. And then I will sand both sides of the pizza cutter that I just ran through the router just to make sure the edge is nice and sharp I use a 220 grit for this step. Then I will likely take off the corners on the top side of the pizza cutter where you grab it so you don't have any sharp edges up there while you're cutting your pizza.

Step 7: Boring a Hole

I then take a 1 inch Forstner bit and put a hole through it in the front of the pizza cutter. That way you have something to hang onto and if I say so myself they're so pretty you can hang them on the wall in the kitchen as art.

Step 8: Finishing

I use a product from Watco it's a cross between a poly and a butcher block oil.this product really brings the grain out in the wood.I normally put 4 Applications Of this product on with Sanding and in between applications with a 320 grit paper and just go over lightly.

Step 9: Finished Product

I normally use black walnut, cherry, red and white oak for this. From thin crust too thick crust it'll cut them all. After I've cut my pizza and i just wipe it off with a wet towel. Do not put in dishwasher. They are unique and beautiful if you want to see more go to Todd's SOD woodworking on Facebook.

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31 Discussions

Any templates or basic measurements to start with?

If you attach your template to the piece with double-sided tape you will have a bearing guide to chamfer the second side. It'll make for an easier and safer time on the router table.

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So why not use a knife ? Hang it on a wall by all means but just another tool to clutter my drawer!

Nice job! I will do the same.

Very like your warning about fingers.

I know prevention of accidents, like three of my fingers ;)))

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I think it would work with a belt sander putting the pizza cutter in a vice and trying to sharpen it that way just keeping the angle would be the hard part I just use the router but it's kind of spooky at times

Aclis mine roughly 13 inches long so what I did to get my template was take a piece of paper make my and lines at 13 and then just put down half rounds tell I got one I like that works for me should work for you have a nice day thanks for the comment .

Very nice! Has my vote.

I use Watco Danish Oils almost exclusively.

Many years ago, while a teenager, I was shown a technique for applying it. Our Norwegian friend showed me how he wet sanded with the oil using 220 grit wet/dry.

the wet sanding helped fill any small pores and some imperfections quite nicely.

I was very impressed with the results. I do not understand why so many go to the extreme case of using 400 or 600 grit.

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Thanks for the tip I'll try that on the next batch

Love this. I make kitchen utensils in my spare time and have never considered trying to make a pizza cutter. Thanks for the 'Ible. Got my vote.

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This is so amazing and unique! You are so skilled at woodworking. Great details for building AND using this awesome tool! Your dimensions are really helpful for people looking to build this, and your pictures are amazing! Great job being creative and innovative. You are the kind of person who makes Instructables so awesome.

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Thank you very much. If you would like to see some of my other thing that I make go to Todd's SOD woodworking on FB. I also make picture frames & pipe shelfs and lamps.