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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!

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  • Wood to burn

    Been giving my son a bit of help with a problem gum tree on his new house property in the Adelaide hills. After a couple of days of bad weather and a couple of tree monkeys, it finally came down with probably 20 tons of wood BUT the 3 big logs will be milled to build staircase, decking and outdoor furniture (once dried). However there is plenty of wood which will not go to waste and will end up in my Pompeii.

    Neill
    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
    Neillís kitchen underway
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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    Re: Wood to burn

    Wow Neill,

    That was certainly a bigun. Look forward to seeing the cured milled wood in a future furniture.

    Glad it didnt fall on anyone. Ouch!!!

    Cheers
    Craig
    "All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy"

    Spike Milligan

    "It is only impossible if you stop and think about it"
    The Pirate Captain

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    • #3
      Re: Wood to burn

      Great - you should have a solid supply for the next 3 years or so!! :-)
      / Rossco

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      • #4
        Re: Wood to burn

        Had a busy week-end slabbing and planking the 3 logs, what a load of great boards, and a wide variety of plank sizes and one log slabbed.
        This green timber is unbelievably heavy and as the day got longer, my strength diminished considerably.
        We cut plenty of 10 x 2", 10 x 5" and 4" slabs (which we had to cut in halves to manually handle or the 6m long ones were towed off with vehicles and chains.
        Also, as a result there is a huge amount of sawdust (with a 6.1mm kerf from the 10" Lucas portable mill) and a huge amount of offcuts, several years supply for me.
        The staircase step treads were shrink wrapped to slow down the moisture loss as will the slabs which will take a couple of years to dry.
        These mobile sawmills are incredible, my son and I could not keep up with my cousin who was operating his new toy. The step treads (10" x 5" x 48") for example weighed in at around 50-60kg At the end of the day, even the offcuts and waste wood was too heavy to lift but had to be cut down into "more manageable sizes"! Guss I'm showing my age eh!

        Neill
        Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

        The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


        Neillís Pompeiii #1
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
        Neillís kitchen underway
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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        • #5
          Re: Wood to burn

          Just a few more pics.
          Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

          The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


          Neillís Pompeiii #1
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
          Neillís kitchen underway
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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