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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena


For many of you who bought a modular oven, you may have asked how we put the domes together when we build them. For those of you considering one of our ovens, we shot a video to make your install easier.

Check it out on our You Tube Channel.


If the link doesn't work, simply go to You Tube and type Forno Bravo Channel. The video title is How to Set your Forno Bravo Oven Dome Pieces.

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  • how are you notching your bricks

    trying to figure the best way to make small cuts with the HF saw, specifically trying to make the notch for the door to lean against, some refer to this as the pistol cut. is there a trick since with the 10 in round blade its hard to make a 1/2 inch cut

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    Re: how are you notching your bricks

    The only cuts that are hard to make are the really deep cuts, sometimes you have to score those on both side, break off the segment, and trim it freehand. The shallow half inch cut you're taking about, you can just mark the line with a waterproof marker, and pull the table away and cut it freehand. This presupposes that you're using an unsegmented diamond blade where brushing against the blade won't be a disaster.
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      Re: how are you notching your bricks

      that is what I thought, yes smooth blade, will need to watch my fingers still


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        Re: how are you notching your bricks

        I ran a cut to the depth I needed. I was using a HF saw so I could raise the blade to make the second cut (of the pistol). On the really long cuts I believe I ended up using the blade as a "mil" to finish the cut. You can see the results here. PhotoPlog - Uploads Posted By Les
        Good luck,

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