Pizza Server Turning Kit - Stainless Steel
From deep dish to thin crust, this well-balanced, heavy-duty pizza server can handle whatever is tossed in front of it. The WoodRiver® Pizza Server Kit is constructed from 304 food-grade stainless steel. Turn a personalized handle (turning material not included) for the kit’s 3-5/8"...
From deep dish to thin crust, this well-balanced, heavy-duty pizza server can handle whatever is tossed in front of it. The WoodRiver® Pizza Server Kit is constructed from 304 food-grade stainless steel. Turn a personalized handle (turning material not included) for the kit’s 3-5/8" wide x 6-1/4" long stainless steel server to make this a must-have, one-of-a-kind kitchen tool that you will be proud to show off or give as a gift. Server handle can be removed easily for cleaning.
- Create a one-of-a-kind kitchen tool
- Well-balanced, heavy-duty pizza server project kit
- Constructed from 304 food-grade stainless steel
- Handle can be removed for ease of cleaning
- Material: Stainless steel
- Product Width: 3-5/8"
- Product Length: 6-1/4"
- (1) WoodRiver - Pizza Server Turning Kit - Stainless Steel
- (1) M6 threaded insert
- In order to construct a completed pizza server, you will need either a 25/64" Pen Maker's Drill Bit (#149136, sold separately) and a 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6" turning blank (sold separately).
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If you haven’t heard or maybe forgot – October is National Pizza Month. If serving pizza with a handcrafted utensil you made yourself appeals to the woodturner in you, then you should check out the four pizza utensil kits Woodcraft carries. Add a handsome handle turned on a lathe or using a standard knife making process, and you will have a one-of-a-kind utensil that you can have fun showing your pizza-loving friends.
While the others complained about not having a mandrel, there's more than one way to hold a piece of wood. I put the end of the blank in a four jaw chuck and drill the other end for the insert. After threading the insert in, I use a cone shaped tail center and on the other end, a step center. I can turn the whole handle except for the last quarter inch. I don't have to "waste" an inch this way. If you want to turn with a mandrel, make one out of a piece of threaded rod or a long enough bolt to have about an 1 1/2" of threads. Put u nut on it to lock the blank against and your all set. This kit makes a wonderful pizza server. I used an acrylic handle that was orange and yellow, looked like it is part of the pizza.
Turning of Woodriver -Stainless Steel Pizza Server
While attempting to turn the Stainless Steel Pizza Server I discovered that Woodcraft and other suppliers do not carry a mandrel that will fit the M6 screw insert for the handle. As other reviews have noted without a mandrel about an inch of stock would be wasted using a 4 jaw chuck. I instead choose to create mandrel that would fit my collet chuck using steel rod and an M6 die. This allowed me to turn multiple handles and use the tail stock for most of my turning operations except the final sanding/finishing of the end. The instructions are limited to those on the box.
There is no mandrel allowing the wood to be turned for a handle as those from other companies. Simply attaching the wood blank to a four jaw chuck means waste of about an inch. Also I had to use the server blade to screw in the the ferrel to the handle. Others use a flat blade screwdriver or an allen wrench which is much easier.
It's OK, but...
The server itself is pretty nice. My biggest issue with it is that the bolt that fits into the server (double ended bolt) besides being loose, isn't square to the face of the server, so whatever you have turned does not sit quite flush. The way I turn an item like this, I know that my face with the insert is square as I turn it with a headless bolt chucked in the lathe.