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  • 6th course is done (almost)

    OK - Mr. Ugly Brick Cut, is chasing me big time. I am starting to make way too many custom cuts to complete a course. I think that since I am 1/2 way to the top, I am going to reset back to the plans and go from there. May be an ugly transition for me, but it prevents me from running into the desert, butt naked,screaming - Buy the kit, Buy the kit, buy the kit.

    Tyeing into the arch is looking a little easier than I thought - thats a bit of good news. I say that now because I don't have a brick in my hand...

    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: 6th course is done (almost)

    Bodacious!

    NO worries here....

    I know you got this Les.

    More pills bro!
    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: 6th course is done (almost)

      Its funny how the longer you have to work on it, the more affordable the ordered oven looks...
      Oven Progress
      Bread Photos
      Oven Stand Thread

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      • #4
        Re: 6th course is done (almost)

        Rlf5,

        Was never a question of $$ - although I don't mind saving it when I can. In the beginning, I was going totally kit, as two of my friends have done (that's when I got the bug). But I build everything myself - from kid's furniture to garages. I sit at a desk all day so it's sort of therapeutic to get outside and construct things. I really am not that big on pizza - I just thought it would be damn cool to make a BIG fire anytime I please, plus the wife thinks I'm kinda sexy when I cook.

        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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        • #5
          Re: 6th course is done (almost)

          Les, you are incredible. forget the pills, you have completed rehab and can work clear minded I hope to get over there and see the dome before you insulate. Heading out of town this weekend. My wife and I decided to add 6' of area for the oven. More delay, but it is for the better, and for the big picture.
          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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          • #6
            Re: 6th course is done (almost)

            Les, we share the same philosophy. Build it rather than buy it, do it rather than pay someone else to.
            Actually, always having a project going on is what keeps me sane (in my twisted little mind), out of jail, and out of the above mentioned rehab.

            Dude, keep going.....as you've stated - your half way there. Yes, it is a severe pain in the ass custom fitting each brick (been there, although not as meticulous as you). but you have the most perfect dome to date. I would be proud as hell.

            RT

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            • #7
              Re: 6th course is done (almost)

              Les this is an amazing job, congratulations! It is the best dome I have ever seen on this site!
              I have a question regarding the arm you screwed in the middle of the oven to allign all the dome bricks...once finished are you going to pull that brick and put a new one or just fill in the hole? just curious because I want to use the same technic, thanks
              Carlo
              Ciao Carlo

              Cost spreadsheet updated 4/22/08

              Pictures updated 5/28/08

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              • #8
                Re: 6th course is done (almost)

                Thanks for the complements! Last week there were some posts going about the songs you hear in your head while doing this; mine seems to be “I hear that train a coming”. At some point, mortar will be required. Due to the inconsistencies of brick thickness, I have some undulations developing. Hopefully, I can push it all to the keystone.

                Carlo, I simply drilled a hole in the center and my BS (board system) has a pin that drops into it. I’m leaving the hole there; it will fill up with ash.

                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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                • #9
                  Re: 6th course is done (almost)

                  Originally posted by biondoli View Post
                  Les this is an amazing job, congratulations! It is the best dome I have ever seen on this site!
                  Les,

                  Beautiful work! I mean, you've even achieved a consistent bond between courses where all the vertical joints line up. Unbelievable!

                  Keep going!

                  Paul.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 6th course is done (almost)

                    Originally posted by biondoli View Post
                    Les this is an amazing job, congratulations! It is the best dome I have ever seen on this site!
                    Carlo
                    That is beautiful.

                    Save that thought. We are starting the Best of the Month poll on November 1.

                    James
                    Pizza Ovens
                    Outdoor Fireplaces

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                    • #11
                      Re: 6th course is done (almost)

                      He has my vote. This is just painstaking, tedious, TREMENDOUS execution.
                      Exactly what I originally wanted.....and wasn't man enough to hang in there and achieve.
                      I have a feeling this oven could be a multiple award winner....James may have to ban you from the competition before the voting even begins.

                      I know you are far from done and have won nothing so far (except our admiration), but, congratulations!!!

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                      • #12
                        Re: 6th course is done (almost)

                        Thanks Guy's! But I still hear that train a coming....

                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: 6th course is done (almost)

                          I've got another tune for you:

                          Your goin down, down, down in a burning ring of fire.........

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                          • #14
                            Re: 6th course is done (almost)

                            James, how do you propose this evaluation to occur? Create a thread for contestents only, and have ovens highlighted within the thread or on the photo gallery?
                            Les, your extreme patience shows well.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Re: 6th course is done (almost)

                              Hey, how about "I'll be the Champion my friends, I'll keep on shaping them to the end..."
                              "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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