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    Fellow Aussies,

    can anyone enlighten me as to good places to buy WFO tools?

    I need such items as a brush, coal rake, round peel, thermometer etc.

    In Melbourne or with delivery to Melbourne (Bayside area is best)

    cheers

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    Re: Tools in Australia

    Hello there!

    Got a s/s coal rake and round s/s peel from Field Furnace Refractories in Sydney - they may or may not deliver, check out their website...

    Bought am infrared thermometer with laser pointer from a store on ebay.au, search under AHJ Systems. My model is called 8895, and from memory it was under $A150...

    No luck so far with a brass brush - bought an interim barbeque brush from BBQs Galore, $A20. Interestingly, the FB shop site lists a brass brush, but doesn't show any...

    Let me know if you find one, ta.

    Rgds,

    KMH
    "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it"

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    • #3
      Re: Tools in Australia

      Fellow Aussies,

      can anyone enlighten me as to good places to buy WFO tools?

      I need such items as a brush, coal rake, round peel, thermometer etc.

      In Melbourne or with delivery to Melbourne (Bayside area is best)
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      Hi, there is a commercial pizza/take away supply company in Plenty rd Preston.
      144 Plenty Rd ,Preston, (03) 9480 3777

      There are some others -try yellow pages-try -Catering Equipment, Supplies &/or Service
      hope this helps>regards, foggyforge

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      • #4
        Re: Tools in Australia

        For those in Melbourne who are interested there is a supplier of all things WFO in Dandenong. Including a range of tools.

        Also there are some oven supplers in Coburg (of course). I'll check these out during the week.

        cheers

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        • #5
          Re: Tools in Australia

          Found a great shop for peels, brass brushes, shovels etc in Preston called Costante Imports. Phone number 03 9484 7948.

          Typical Italian all things tomato, wine, pasta, pizza and concrete!

          Also just bought a IR termometer on eBay (.au) for $65. Hopefully this will stop my next pizza spontaneously, instantaneously combusting!

          I'll post a report on the themometer when it arrives and has been tested. It's an AHJ Mini rated from -40c to 500c

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          • #6
            Re: Tools in Australia

            great thinks...I'll keep it in mind.
            Catering Equipment

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            • #7
              Re: Tools in Australia

              Check this product out too.

              Kindling Cracker .com - YouTube

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              • #8
                Re: Tools in Australia

                Most of the things you need can be quite easily and cheaply fabricated. I have used aluminium sheet and wooden handles for most of it. The curved rake that I use to move coals around has an aluminium tube handle to cop the heat of that job. The brush is a brickies brush from Bunnies with a block drilled out for fitting a handle screwed to it. Provided you keep it out of the coals and flames it is fine. I have been using this for >6 mths and it has plenty left in it. Just a few screws to replace it if needed. The shovel is a small galvanised job with a longer handle attached from the same place. The 3 pronged hoe is part of a childs gardening set.

                I am loathe to use any metal brushes in there, bristles shed and break off and they are going to end up somewhere - a bit of ash will not kill.

                The whole lot cost me some hours (not many) and about $60. The IR Thermometer was off EBay for about $25 and works fine even it does not get much use anymore.

                That is my take on it and there is plenty more on a thread "Show Me Your Tools".

                Depends on how deep your pockets are I guess.
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                • #9
                  Re: Tools in Australia

                  Thanks Greenman I know where to get the brush now. I have worked the isles looking for that type of Brush.
                  Your shovel looks very familiar picked up 2 of those.

                  what is that hook thing you have made?
                  Last edited by oasiscdm; 12-26-2013, 05:12 AM.
                  Cheers Colin

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                  • #10
                    Re: Tools in Australia

                    Hey Colin

                    The 'hook thing' I use for moving the fire from one place to another. It is either/both left or right handed and is also handy for getting the cold ash in one pile to shovel out. The curves shape helps rake it from around the edge of the dome.

                    I got the idea for the hook thing (someone should come up with a trendy name for it) from the forum. Someone else gets the creds for it but is a very handy thing for consolidating the fire or moving it around.

                    I cooked pizza tonight and the only tools used were the hook thing, the brush and the small peel.
                    Last edited by Greenman; 12-26-2013, 05:58 AM. Reason: Adding salutation
                    Cheers ......... Steve

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                    • #11
                      Re: Tools in Australia

                      Question Steve

                      Do you use pizza trays.? Or straight from peel to hearth?. I found first pizza night that dough suck to hearth. So am feeling start on the tray then slide off to hearth.

                      What size is your small peel?

                      Coal scoop - how wide is it?
                      Cheers Colin

                      My Build - Index to Major Build Stages

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                      • #12
                        Re: Tools in Australia

                        Hey Colin

                        The small peel is 190mm and the scoop/shovel is 200mm wide. Bunnings have the shovels in the BBQ section and I replaced the handle with a longer one.

                        I started off with placing the pizza on the oven floor straight from the large peel. I had mixed success. It worked fine most of the time but the disasters were quite spectacular. I have been using the FB Neo recipe and am happy with it since I like a puffy edge and thin/ish base. Only thing I have found (as I sort out how thin is too thin) is that if they have been on the peel for a while I have difficulty getting them to slip off.

                        To get to the point, when multiple people are assembling them and they may be around for a while I put them on trays for the first spring and then put them onto the hearth. That seems both safe and effective. I have some perforated trays from Aldi that don't twist with the heat and failures are rare now. One of the pics shows a tray.

                        In the interest of reality I have attached a reminder that we are only human.
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                          I also like putting the pizza directly onto the hearth but having bought some screens from Aussie Pizza Suplies ($20.00 each) I am a sworn convert. I let them set up then drop them on the heart. I have also found that siting the coked pizza back on the screen for a fue moments whin cooked results in a mice crisp base they are certionaly worth a try

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                          • #14
                            Re: Tools in Australia

                            Sounds like it is worth a try. Interesting site, some hard to find things there.
                            Cheers ......... Steve

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                              Re: Tools in Australia

                              Nice work Greenman,they turned out looking great.!
                              I really like how you sandwiched the sheetmetal between the timber and bolted it together.How did you achieve the cut in the timber?It came out looking real clean.
                              Cheers,John.
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                              John

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