PIZZA PUZZLE

Supplies:
-hardwood plywood
-1 1/2″ doweling
-paint or stain
-wood glue

Tools:
-jigsaw
-drill
-1 1/2″ paddle bit
-clamps
-string/pencil/skinny dowel/nail
-ruler/ straight edge
-metal number stamp set

Pizza Puzzle - creating circle (click through to learn more)

Pizza Puzzle - creating circle (click through to learn more)

Pizza Puzzle - creating circle (click through to learn more)Step One: Roll out, er, cut the dough. Decide what size pizza you want to make. Take a nail, and hammer it in the center of the board (you’re going to want to remove that nail, so it doesn’t have to be super deep). Tie one end of the string to the nail and the other end to the pencil, keeping the string pushed down toward the board on both ends. Draw the circle. Shorten the string a little bit and draw another, smaller circle. The outer ring you just created is the crust.

Pizza Puzzle - creating circle (click through to learn more)Step Two: Draw the pizza slices with a ruler. Next, drill a hole into the center circle and cut out with your jigsaw. Go ahead and cut the outer circle. You should have a ring now. Trace the inner edge and cut that out. Then trace the outer edge on another piece of wood and cut that out. Be sure to keep your saw perpendicular to the cutting surface; you want the edges as even as possible. Otherwise, taking apart and assembling the puzzle will be a pain in the tush. You should now have three pieces: the ring and two discs.

Pizza Puzzle - tracing pepperoni (click through to learn more)

Pizza Puzzle - tracing pepperoni (click through to learn more)

Pizza Puzzle - tracing pepperoni (click through to learn more)

Pizza Puzzle - tracing pepperoni (click through to learn more)

Pizza Puzzle - tracing pepperoni (click through to learn more)

Pizza Puzzle - unpainted (click through to learn more)Step Three: Cut several dowels to the thickness of the wood you use for the pizza. Cut one, then trace it where you want them all to be; then you’ll know how many total are needed. After you have the pepps traced, drill the holes. After you have the pepperoni holes cut, you’ll probably need to sand them pretty aggressively so the pepp pieces fit nicely. Cutting out the slices is next.  Use your jigsaw;  Use a hand saw to cut shallow grooves in the crust. Sand everything nice and smooth.

Pizza Puzzle - clamping (click through to learn more)

Pizza Puzzle - clamping (click through to learn more)

Pizza Puzzle - clamping (click through to learn more)Step Four: At this stage you may choose to either paint or stain the different pieces. You may want the colors to be brighter (or even leave it raw wood; I thought it looked pretty cool that way).

Stain the pizza bottom before gluing and clamping onto the crust. And let it dry

When everything is nice and dry, stamped numbers into the slices and their corresponding “crusts.”

Pizza Puzzle (click through to learn more)

Voilà! You have a pizza puzzle, made fresh and ready to serve!

Pizza Puzzle (click through to learn more)

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