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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST
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.
Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature
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.
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!
It's a long thread, with nice detailed accounts of the build. Somewhere in there are discussions about bevels, angles, jigs for a wet saw, etc. I would also suggest searching for threads from Hendo. He was an early and excellent contributer to the forum. I don't recall where, but he offered many nice suggestions. Aside from an often used dome gauge (which is has become infamous), he has offered suggestions on brick cutting jigs and tips.
I used a circular saw and sprayed the cut and blade with water from a nozzle on the hose. I had the saw plugged into a GFI and the saw had a plastic motor case and handle. It cut very well and I survived but my rig was definately not UL approved.
When water contacts the blade it is slung outward away from the motor and it requires very little water. Use this method at your own risk!
I started out dry cutting but soon found very tough bricks. I thought I had worn out the blade but the water made it cut like butter.
By the way the Harbour Freight blades cut as well, last as long as blades that cost 5x as much from HD and L.
You can get a 3ft extension cord with a GFI built in and I definately would not have tried the above method without a tested and operating GFI.