Not all woodworking involves making furniture. There are infinite projects that you can be invited to do if people know you are a woodworker. This project comes from a friend who owns pizza shops. He is making a 28 inch pie and, of course, needs super-sized peels for getting the pies out of the oven.
These "paddles" have to taper toward the edges so they slip easily under the pie in the oven. When I made the first one a few months ago, I hand planed the entire surface. This time I used a sled for my planer which gave me most of the taper I needed before the final glue-up. This cut my hand work in half, but it still was a bit of a job.
The final piece was 26" by 54".