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Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

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.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Getting closer

    I installed my barbecue last night. This was a major step toward the grand picture. Note to future builders; drilling holes in porcelain is a bitch!! If you can avoid it, I recommend doing so. It probably took 3 hours to drill 8 holes.

    Les...
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

  • #2
    Re: Getting closer

    The effort was worth it. Looks great. Bosch makes a masonry bit called Blue Granite. When I'm forced to drill porcelain they are my choice. I haven't found anything that lasts more than a couple of holes, so buy a few.

    Chris

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    • #3
      Re: Getting closer

      Chris,

      I used a new product from Dewalt. They claim it can do 200 hits. I'm stopping at 8.

      How long does it take to drill a 1/4 in hole with the bosch?

      Les...

      PS - Thanks for the complement.
      Check out my pictures here:
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

      If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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      • #4
        Re: Getting closer

        Don't mess around - always use a diamond core drill.

        eBay: 10 DIAMOND TILE GLASS MARBLE HOLE Saw CORE Drill Bits (item 260137410091 end time Jul-13-07 18:05:18 PDT)

        (no connection...)

        If break-out is going to be a problem, or you need more depth than the core, make a jig to go in from the back side in the same position.

        Diamond tooling has gotten so cheap that it makes no sense to mess around with carbides.
        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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        • #5
          Re: Getting closer

          The diamond core bits are the way to go. It would be nice if they were more readily available; pretty sure the box retailers don't carry them, yet.
          I'm going to speak to my friend at Bosch.....see if they are making them.

          I used 5 of the Blue granite bits (glad they were free) and 2 or 3 Hitachi glass bits when remodeling my bathroom....had eighteen holes to drill in porcelain tile in order to mount the various accessories and towel bars.....was truely a bit**. One thing I wouldn't recommend - using a hammer drill on porcelain tile, it WILL chip it (I found out the hard way when remodeling my first house). Fortunately the chip holes were hidden...but if it chips it, it can crack it.

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          • #6
            Re: Getting closer

            Les:

            Timing would depend on depth. I think the diamond bits make the discussion mute though. Didn't realize they had gotten affordable. I'll definitely be getting some. Have not seen them in my area, so internet it is. Thanks.

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