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  • Stage one done. Thanks James et al

    G'day fellers.
    Finished the basic dome of a Pompeii style oven this arvo. Pictures probably won't transmit, (luddite, eh), but very content with the result.
    For the last three courses ,("chains" you call'em), I used one eigth fibreglass rods,(remnants from kiting days) capped with cardboard for the final "chain" plus keystone(s).
    Hey, rain was threatening, material was scarce, so The Perfect Keystone just never happened. OK? (Shh, just don't tell the pizzas....).
    Will try to post an image, but when it doesn't appear, if an interested person would offer an email address, I'll send there, to be forwarded.
    A pleasant and safe festive season to all you insane wood-burners.
    Jeff.

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    Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

    You're funny Jeff!

    And I have to see those pics.

    asu_davew@hotmail.com

    send em my way!

    Dave
    My thread:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
    My costs:
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
    My pics:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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    • #3
      Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

      Thanks Dave: apparently still unsuccessful. Will try again later.
      Cheers eh.
      Jeff the (luddite) serf.

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      • #4
        Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

        Here are some pics that Jeff sent me through email.

        I thought I would post them for him.


        Nice work I must add.


        How well is the cooking going Jeff?
        Attached Files
        My thread:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
        My costs:
        http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
        My pics:
        http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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        • #5
          Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

          Three more...

          I love the look of the stand and oven.


          Dave
          Attached Files
          My thread:
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
          My costs:
          http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
          My pics:
          http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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          • #6
            Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

            Congrats to you Jeff.

            Here is a picture of your first pizza~!






            Delicious.
            My thread:
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
            My costs:
            http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
            My pics:
            http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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            • #7
              Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

              Dave,
              Thank you too much.
              As of yesterday,the oven is shut down for a week or so as "further layers" are added.
              Actually I was most pleased today when the one-sixteenth inch fibre glass rods worked brilliantly as a free-standing template from which to smooth-out the oven brick profile.. So now that the dome is aesthetically pleasing, (and thus matches my mind. hahaha f'n ha,),I'm free to add 2" of semi conducting "mud", before the ceramic blanket goes on.
              Thanks Dave.
              Jeff.
              Thanks

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              • #8
                Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

                nice work Jeff.......top idea with the rods....

                bit warm this week looks like we've got a few 40degree (celcius) days ......your keen if your out in that
                Cheers
                Damon

                Build #1

                Build #2 (Current)

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                • #9
                  Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

                  Damon,
                  I'm a lazy bugger, and rods seemed less work than sand. anyway, job's done.

                  The weather report said Darwin 30, Melbourne 42 (That's degrees celcius, Country Cousins). We've damn near had the heater on here in Bundy. Ridiculous.
                  (But brilliant for cement work. Humid, overcast, and the 2" (or is that 50mm, hahaha) sawdust/brickies loam/lime/cement brew has been laid, hardened off, and wrapped in tarp. The Weather Gods have been too kind, as we expect big rain tomorrow.
                  Mate, I can't believe the tucker FB provides for us peasants.
                  Pure Heaven [outa hell].
                  Happy and safe New Year eh.
                  Luddite Jeff.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

                    Good going Jeff,
                    You wrote on my thread earlier that you were hoping to be firing by Christmas and you were right. I finally finished the enclosure and can now both look at and use the oven. Check out the finished oven under new photos.

                    I am sure learning some new vocabulary from you: onya, luddite, etc. Keep it up.....this forum will be educational as well as informative

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                    • #11
                      Re: Stage one done. Thanks James et al

                      Krosskraft,
                      Language is pretty localised, eh. A lot I read on this site takes some thinking about. I think your mob are more refined than some of my mob. That's life.
                      The one annoying thing is the use of Imperial units of measurement, and subsequent conversion to Metric. Will check new photos.
                      Mate, as this is my last post in 2007,

                      MAY 2008 BE A BETTER YEAR GLOBALLY, and good cooking to all FornoBravo actives.
                      Special THANKS to James and his team of Elves.
                      Peasant luddite Jeff.

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