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You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
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To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

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  • Firebox Dreaming in Atlanta

    Hello all,

    I am glad to have found this community. It looks like a lot of great information and direction.

    I am looking to build an oven soon, especially after seeing the wide range of use you can get out of one.

    Never done any mason work but I have a lot of woodworking experience. I am hoping this isnt out of scope for my skills.

    From Atlanta,
    Sam

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    Re: Firebox Dreaming in Atlanta

    Welcome to the group Capt'n!

    Like you, most of my building experience is with wood. I like working with wood, and kind of understand wood.

    One of the reasons I took on the project of building a WFO (wood fired oven) is to learn about masonry projects. I have not been disappointed! This has been a great project to learn about and practice cement stuff. You will have the opportunity to do just about every thing that can be done with cement based products... (poured concrete, stacked block, placing brick, installing stucco, etc.) Lots of opportunity to learn. Any body with a bit of persistence can figure this stuff out, and access to this forum and the information in the 30,000 or more comments that are available here, will answer any question you might come up with...

    The best part of the project is the finished bit... A working oven that will out perform any other appliance in your kitchen! (maybe not as convenient as the electric stove, but a lot more fun).

    I suggest you find a place in the back yard, and start digging tomorrow! This is a great project, a bunch of fun, and you end up with a great oven...

    Do get a digital camera so you can keep us posted on your progress!

    See ya around,

    JED

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      Re: Firebox Dreaming in Atlanta

      Originally posted by Jed View Post

      One of the reasons I took on the project of building a WFO (wood fired oven) is to learn about masonry projects. I have not been disappointed! This has been a great project to learn about and practice cement stuff. You will have the opportunity to do just about every thing that can be done with cement based products... (poured concrete, stacked block, placing brick, installing stucco, etc.) Lots of opportunity to learn.
      Exactly. Couldn't have said it better.
      James
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

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      • #4
        Re: Firebox Dreaming in Atlanta

        Welcome aboard Capt, its great to have you here. If you have skills in building then this should be easy enough for you. I have no skill with bricks but have no doubt I can handle it. If you need any info this is the place to find it. Enjoy.
        Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
        like chicken...



        My 44" oven in progress...
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        • #5
          Re: Firebox Dreaming in Atlanta

          Cap
          I wasn't a carpenter or a mason...Oh I could get about on some tasks...but now I am lots of things...building the oven gave me lots of confidence in trying new things, thinking outside of my own box, and so much more...
          It's OK to feel apprehensive but...do it anyway!
          Best
          Dutch
          "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
          "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch

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          • #6
            Re: Firebox Dreaming in Atlanta

            Welcome Cap....you will find a lot of ideas and variations....this can be like fine finish work or rough sawn carpentry....you'll do fine with it......fun projects....the goal is what comes out once it's hot!
            Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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            • #7
              Re: Firebox Dreaming in Atlanta

              How is the project coming Cap'n? I am planning to build in Athens, just down the road from you.

              CP

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