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  • Mosaicing our oven

    Hello we are building an oven and I want to mosaic it afterwards, with tile and glass etc..after the vermiculite comes what?..
    Could you help please!
    I have done stuff in bathrooms and onto tables is it the same? what can i use as adhesive, and does it get too hot on the outside?
    HELP...
    Thank you
    Cheryl
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    Re: Mosaicing our oven

    shvuntz,

    Frances is our local spiritual leader in the world of Twirly Bits - Mosaic finish on Wood Fired Ovens.

    This link will take you to her project -

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/9/po...s-2991-18.html

    NEW URL: http://www.fornobravo.com/community/...ntinues/page13

    about the end of the mosaic stage. It should be interesting reading for you to go through the full thread, as there is plenty of information on the detail of mosaic..

    Good luck with it all and keep us posted on your progress!

    JED
    Last edited by fbfireoven; 10-21-2015, 09:57 AM. Reason: Updated URL

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    • #3
      Re: Mosaicing our oven

      The oven shouldn't get hot at all on the outside (that's what all the insulation is for) so you can use whatever you'd usually use for an outside mosaic. One rule of thumb is to use products for outdoor swimming pools, they're bound to be weather and water proof.

      I put mosaic on my oven (if you want to follow the somewhat lengthy thread below) and there are a couple more on the forum, RTflorida's springs to mind.

      As a person who's always ready to look a a new mosiac, and who thinks there can't be too many mosaic-covered WFOs, is there any chance of a picure of your tables or bathrooms?
      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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      • #4
        Re: Mosaicing our oven

        Jed said "Twirly Bits"
        <insert Bevis & Butthead snickers>
        Ken H. - Kentucky
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        Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
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        • #5
          Re: Mosaicing our oven

          Ahhh! %$&*@!!! I wanted to run that comment. But my pizza dough started going nuts.
          (Camaldoli Only...Hear that James?) By the the time I got it all balled up, I missed my Twirly Bits window. Razzin frazzin......grumble...

          How 'bout sea glass?

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          • #6
            Re: Mosaicing our oven


            THIS IS MADE FROM TEACUPS AND SAUCERS


            THIS WAS MADE FROM BITS OF OLD COMPUTERS


            OUR TOILET


            MY STAINED GLASS WORK< FRONT DOOR

            [IMG]http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v681/shvuntz/?action=view&
            current=bathroomkim.jpg[/IMG]
            BATHROOM

            [IMG]http://http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v681/shvuntz/?action=view&
            current=ourbathroom.jpg[/IMG]
            BATHROOM
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            • #7
              Re: Mosaicing our oven

              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...ned-glass.html

              NEW URL: http://www.fornobravo.com/community/...n-gallery-3646

              here's a few I have done....But I am actually a Stained Glass Artist and i make windows!
              Last edited by fbfireoven; 10-21-2015, 09:48 AM. Reason: Updated URL
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              • #8
                Re: Mosaicing our oven

                Here ya go...

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                • #9
                  Re: Mosaicing our oven

                  AW thank you
                  but hey, I think if you click the link you will see more.
                  xxxxxxx
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                  • #10
                    Re: Mosaicing our oven

                    I only posted what you had....

                    ...I'll be over here in the corner.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Mosaicing our oven

                      I only posted the two small ones you had available at the time...


                      ...I'll be over here in the corner...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Mosaicing our oven

                        Wow... just promise me one thing: When you mosiac your oven, please post some photos. I'd love to see what you'd do to an oven!
                        "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Mosaicing our oven

                          Hey Frances, If it comes out anywhere near as good as yours I will be delighted!
                          do you have any pics of other stuff you have done?, I have just discovered mosaicing in the last few years, and I am like you very interested in other peoples work.. xx
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                          • #14
                            Re: Mosaicing our oven

                            I cant wait to see what you come up with. I can see Frances is going to have to share the "Over the Top" status of WFO builders. Just have fun with your project. You will so enjoy cooking in your WFO that has your personal touch! Good luck, and keep us posted with your designs.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Mosaicing our oven

                              Well maybe I could be the London branch of arty farty people.. Looking forward to doing it..we are at the stage now of adding the 6 inch layer of vermiculite...shouldnt i wait till the final firing till i mosaic it or will it be safe to do it after the render, even before we have dried it out?...x
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