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Pizza Cutter Wip

Discussion in 'How I Made It: Tutorials' started by Fred/A, Dec 13, 2015.

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  1. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    It all started with a joke on a french knife forum.
    I talked about making a pizza cutter, a guy said that I'll never make it for real...
    I had to defend my ego so I decided to go for it, and made a wip with the advencement of the work in real time.
    I put it here for fun, keep in mind that it's nothing too serious (custom pizza cutter with selective hardening... hahaha...), first and last attemp for me to do this kind of thing, needless to say that at the end all I was thinking was to come back to knifemaking... with knives :p

    First of all, a piece of 1095, known as the best steel for cutting pizza...
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    Forging the piece to a greater size and getting the bevels to almost 1mm.
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    Fred/A Active Member

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    Here I have normalized 2 times, getting it cool :
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    Getting it really round :
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    Hand grinding bevels :
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    Result is not clean yet, but bevels are done and symetricals.
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    Hand sanding :
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    Ready to quench :
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    Going for hamon (everything for the show, hamon on a pizza cutter is probably the useless thing in the world...)
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  3. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    Made myself a custom pizza cutter holder for my ht oven :
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    little vid of the quench, this time I go with oil instead of water. Could'nt predict how the blade will react to differential hardening, I preffer going safe on this one. At the end of the vid I test the edge with files.


    Everything went well, going back to grinding :
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    Hand sanding again :
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    Got it ! He's here :
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    Now the handle, I forged to square a steel rod :
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    Finishing it with dremel :
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    My idea is to put some metal washers doubled with teflon washers to let it roll and to avoid rust to get in contact with the blade :
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    Here it's too tight, have to remove material :
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    Pointing, I placed a piece of steel of the same thickness to get it square :
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    Fred/A Active Member

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    Piece of african black wood :
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    Gluing it :
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    Testing the thing :
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    Sanding the handle to final shape :
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    Brushing the wood :
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    Getting an old tool finish, glossy wood on this pizza cutter will not fit with the overall look :
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    Gluing teflon and metal washers :
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    All the pieces ready to get together :
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    Here's the thing, need some finishing touches and cleaning :
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    The final pictures will be on the «projects» tread. Thank's for watching !
     
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  6. Icho-

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    Very cool WIP. I still say that is the coolest pizza cutter ever! Will the final pictures include a freshly baked pizza? ☺
     
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    Fred/A Active Member

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    Thank you Icho.
    hahaha here it is :
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  8. John Noon

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    need more of them, with the sand dollar pattern.
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  9. Icho-

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    Perfect! Lol.
     
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  10. Putterer

    Putterer New Member

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    That's the best looking pizza cutter I've ever seen Fred. Thanks for the WIP details. It's great for a newbie like me to see how different people accomplish certain tasks.

    Question: what type of wheel was on the grinder to give you that well used look on the handle. Possibly a brass wire wheel?

    Cheers.
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  11. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    OK, How many of us want to make pizza cutters now? LOL

    Very cool! What a conversation piece.

    Dan
     
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  12. snailgixxer

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    I like the "Hamon has zero use on a pizza cutter but I'll go ahead and put it there anyways" attitude lol
     
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  13. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Lol or the hamon is used to measure depth of pizza to ensure correct cutting pressure is applied.
     
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    Fred/A Active Member

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    Lol :D
    thank you all.
     
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    That is awesome lol
     

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