web analytics
Uncle Al's dome cutting technique. - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community


1 of 2 < >

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.
2 of 2 < >

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.

Thanks for participating in our Forum. We will have more video content available soon.
See more
See less

Uncle Al's dome cutting technique.

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Uncle Al's dome cutting technique.

    Castable is the way to go, its much easier and saves a lot of time.
    Last edited by brickie in oz; 05-17-2011, 02:30 AM.
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

    My Build.


  • #2
    Re: Uncle Al's dome cutting technique.

    This would probably work better if you laid the bricks in a continuing spiral, but you still end up with bricks nearer the top having to try and fit into an ever decreasing diameter which means altered angles on the cuts of the sides of the bricks or alternatively bigger gaps to fill. Actually if it were possible, a brick cut into a cone section would fit better. Personally I prefer casting.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


    • #3
      Re: Uncle Al's dome cutting technique.

      Originally posted by brickie in oz View Post
      One brick cut as shown should do the entire dome as long as the dome is hemispherical, add soldiers to the base and it will change unless the soldiers are equal to two courses.
      The same cut wont work for the entire dome because the diameter gets smaller with every course. The cuts on the "top" and "bottom" of the brick are consistent - because of the 19" arch radius (measured from the floor) - but the side cuts will change with each course.

      Picture one course @ 19" R; one @ 17"; one @ 15" R, and so on until the close in at the top.