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ThinCrust99 06-11-2010 10:44 PM

Indespnesable Tool
I was wondering if someone could point me to a thread that tells how to make it???


tallkenny 06-12-2010 12:34 AM

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Eric Pfeifer 06-13-2010 07:58 AM

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My variation was to screw a block of wood onto the plywood inner circle form which was placed on the floor of the oven. A 3/4 inch hole was bored in the exact center, and a piece of 3/4 inch steel rod from the junkyard was placed in the hole. A 75 cent hardware store hinge was welded to the rod, and then a piece of threaded rod (1/2-13) was welded to the other side of the hinge. A washer and two nuts on the opposite end of the threaded rod kept the washer at exactly 18 inches radius, and made for a nearly ferfect hemispherical dome. I would rest the inner edge of the bricks on the washer until the set in place, and move to the next.

gdest 06-18-2010 09:16 AM

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Mine is simular. I bolted a thin piece of plywood (Luan) to the smallest lazy susan I could find at HomeDepot. I then took a straight 2 x 2 square piece of wood cut to 21" in length. This I then screwed a small hinge to the back side and down to the lazy susan. On the other end I screwed in a small mounting angle that would help me determine some of the angle cuts needed.

SCChris 06-18-2010 09:33 AM

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I wouldn't count out just drilling an 1/8 inch hole in the brick floor. It isn't what I did but it sure makes the tool easy and whatever hole is drilled it'll fill with ash during the curing fires.

Just a thought.


fxpose 06-18-2010 09:47 AM

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There are so many different variations of this tool, they all seem to work quite well.


Neil2 06-18-2010 09:58 AM

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There are even some that are adjustable so you can achieve the elliptical shape some consider optimal for a pizza oven.

chefjay 06-18-2010 09:03 PM

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Does anyone sell these tools?

SCChris 06-21-2010 11:26 AM

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Not that I'm aware of.. As stated earlier, They're not complicated things, they just hold the brick at a set distance from the center point of the hemisphere. Before Hendo built his, the tool was a string from the center point.



gdest 06-21-2010 01:48 PM

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After I am done with mine I would be more then willing to sell it to you. Now let me see how much I would charge:
1. 21" 2x2 straight stick - Cost ? found in scrap bin
2. Small hinge - Cost ? found in junk door.
3. Small lazy susan - Cost about $2.00 from HomeDepot
4. 1/8" thk piece of luan plywood for mounting- Cost ? found in garage
5. Small angle mounting bracket- cost ? found in junk door
6. Intellectual property - Cost $11,526.13

And you pay shipping and handling lol.

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