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Old 11-07-2013, 05:18 AM
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11/1/13 Our competed oven. Just need to put a finish on the storage door. It has been tons of fun and hard work, but we are proud of our accomplishment. Now the good times begin.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:26 AM
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You should be proud, it looks great. Did you do the finish work?
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:15 AM
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Stonecutter, Thanks you for your reply. Yes, we did do all the work including the brick and stone. When I say we, I mean my wife and I. She is not afraid of working hard and getting her hands dirty. We really enjoy working together on projects.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:29 AM
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Stonecutter - From the quote you have at the bottom of all your post, I thought this might interest you. When we built our house, we had a local stone mason do our fireplace surround. He went to our local river bed and hand slit large granite boulders into 6" slabs, hauled them here and hand chiseled them to fit. We love the final product. Nearly all the grout joints are uniform in size and shape.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:30 AM
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I am impressed...it looks better than some ovens finishes that were done by professional masons. Tell your wife great job.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:39 AM
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Stonecutter, Thanks you for your reply. Yes, we did do all the work including the brick and stone. When I say we, I mean my wife and I. She is not afraid of working hard and getting her hands dirty. We really enjoy working together on projects.
Very nice, that Mason knows how to handle a chisel. I particularly like the flared corners. Only one thing jumps out at me...the stone above the key is directly above it.
Just an aesthetic opinion.
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Very nice job! I personally think the local stone addition is a awesome idea, I cant wait to see it come together. Have you cooked in her yet, if so how's that going?
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:37 PM
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Chris, Thank you for your comments about the local stone. We were very lucky that we found enough stone on our property, and that most were fairly flat on at least one side. The color also worked well with the brick we chose (Sometimes even a blind chicken gets a worm).
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:09 AM
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I put together a little slideshow of our oven build and uploaded it to YouTube. See following link.

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