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  • Second coarse and entry

    Got the second coarse in tonight and I will begin the entry arch this weekend. I don't recommend taking my approach due to the difficult cuts. It was, and still is a pain. I try to avoid any cold joint in masonry, unless it's a 45 degree angle (don't get much choice there), thats why I went this route.

    A few pic's here:

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...ndex.php?u=152

    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: Second coarse and entry

    dang it Les!

    Now I am reworking everything in my brain.

    looks great though!
    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: Second coarse and entry

      Obviously your oven just makes me want to give up and cry...
      However, I 'm sure there is a place in this world for super perfect ovens like yours and happy-go-lucky make-it-up-as-you-go-along ones like mine...

      Gee, I have a problem just mentioning them both in one sentence!
      "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: Second coarse and entry

        Originally posted by Les View Post
        I try to avoid any cold joint in masonry, unless it's a 45 degree angle (don't get much choice there), thats why I went this route.
        Les,

        It looks just awesome! I debated long and hard on whether I could pull off staggered joints with the type of flared arch entry and reveal I wanted. I went the easy route . Now that I've seen yours, I know it's possible.

        Keep up the great work!
        Ken H. - Kentucky
        42" Pompeii

        Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

        Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
        Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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        • #5
          Re: Second coarse and entry

          Originally posted by Frances View Post
          However, I 'm sure there is a place in this world for super perfect ovens like yours and happy-go-lucky make-it-up-as-you-go-along ones like mine...
          Frances,
          Happy-go-lucky ovens cook just as well as super perfect ovens. By the looks of your progress, you will be eating pizza well before several of us in the same stage of building
          Ken H. - Kentucky
          42" Pompeii

          Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

          Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
          Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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          • #6
            Re: Second coarse and entry

            This:



            is VERY slick. I love the notched bricks to form the upper oven reveal.

            Happy-go-lucky ovens cook just as well as super perfect ovens. By the looks of your progress, you will be eating pizza well before several of us in the same stage of building
            Ain't that the truth. I'm mister 18-months-from-shovel-to-pizza, and I can vouch for that.
            My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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            • #7
              Re: Second coarse and entry

              Yeah! I agree.

              This is awesome Les.

              I must copy! The oven god's tell me so.
              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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              • #8
                Re: Second coarse and entry

                Hey Les,

                Can you take a few more pictures of the backside of the arch?

                I think it would be helpful for people building after you.

                Because I have a feeling a bunch of people will mimic you.
                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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                • #9
                  Re: Second coarse and entry

                  Dave.

                  I will post them when I get the arch complete, I think it is fair to say that there may be a lot of mortar involved. If time permits, I am hoping to have that part completed this weekend.

                  People, thanks for the complements, but I would save it until I'm done - I have an acute sense of "crash and burn".

                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Second coarse and entry

                    Les, no more street vibrations to keep you from dome completion, well...I guess you won't be doing anything Saturday (Pack vs. UNLV). Go PACK! I knew your work would shine. Temps will be dropping again quickly too. I have been preparing my site for some time now, and it is exhausting work.
                    An excellent pizza is shared with the ones you love!

                    Acoma's Tuscan:
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/a...scan-2862.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Second coarse and entry

                      Les, are your bricks mortared side by side for the arch wall? Top and bottoms appear so.
                      An excellent pizza is shared with the ones you love!

                      Acoma's Tuscan:
                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/a...scan-2862.html

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                      • #12
                        Re: Second coarse and entry

                        Robert,

                        I am only mortaring the the back edge between the coarses. We'll see what happens as the dome climbs, the cuts are going to get more and more complex.

                        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.

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