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Old 09-13-2008, 12:58 PM
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Here's some pics today, it shows the new fascia arch, the tile work around back..still have to grout that. The place is still a work in progress mess but figured I'd let you know where I'm at now. Wy wife and I are playing with the painted scrolls that are going to be part small stone on the dome. Let me know what you think
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:50 PM
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Frances is our resident "swirly bit" expert... but I think they'll look cool. I really like the arch treatment.

It's a bit disorienting to see it happening so fast! Blink and it's done!
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:49 PM
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Oh it was far from a blink..i just got to posting now. I actually thought I was just about done with the oven..when I was like..the dome looks a little plain..hmmm what can we do. I just don' want it to look too busy. We're just painting them on for now because if it does end up -less than- I can just paint back over it. Frances's swirls are really cool! I just didn't want to copy....
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:46 AM
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Wow!!

I love the shape of the whole instalation, and the little lanterns, and the irregular rocks round the archway, and the tiles at the back....

What is a "fascia" arch? Is it the white shaped bit over the archway? What's that out of? It looks really good.

About the swirly bits. Well, first of all thank you . But I hardly invented swirls, and certainly don't have a patent out on them or anything. I just love the look... and I think they go very well with the overall design of your oven. Its not copying, its taking an idea you like and adapting it to your taste.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:06 AM
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Thank you so much for the compliments. The fascia arch over the front (that looks like a flame) is concrete also, it's made with white portland instead of grey and pigmented with "light umber" ocher pigment from the earth pigments company. It's actually the second iteration....I made a smaller one with only one flame "wisp." I cast that one an orange color, but it didn't look good, seemed to take away from it. I tried acid staining it....nah. SO then I figured I'd try in a more subdued color, which I liked, but looked a little plain..so I came up with the idea for the rock arch. Which I really like. I remember my art teacher in school telling me that sometimes you can turn mistakes into opportunities creatively, and that was one instance where it worked out for me. I cast all the concrete tops/pieces offsite in molds. I am making a really thick one for a counter peninsula that will hold the grill and other things...I don't know if I will get to that this season though.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:13 AM
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Yeah...it really looks cool...whereabouts in Jersey are you...I grew up in Orange county NY and went to college in North Jersey
Have fun cooking in it!
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:23 PM
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Hey Dutch, thanks! We are in Central NJ, Millstone Twp. to be exact. Near the horse park of NJ. We are really psyched about the upcoming fall season and having our first pizza party. On a drive to a friends today we had an idea for having a removable pot hanger to place over the fire pit to boil mulled cider in. The work never ends.... Also a little off topic..anyone know where to get applewood logs? I think your WFO oven restaurant/bakery is an awesome idea! I am a contractor and really like what you have done with the front of your building, keeping the historic value. Any plans for serving any good beers there?
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:08 PM
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Hey Dutch, thanks! We are in Central NJ, Millstone Twp. to be exact. Near the horse park of NJ. We are really psyched about the upcoming fall season and having our first pizza party. On a drive to a friends today we had an idea for having a removable pot hanger to place over the fire pit to boil mulled cider in. The work never ends.... Also a little off topic..anyone know where to get applewood logs? I think your WFO oven restaurant/bakery is an awesome idea! I am a contractor and really like what you have done with the front of your building, keeping the historic value. Any plans for serving any good beers there?
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Thanks David
I will be posting some pics of the progress of the last few days and weeks tomorrow. It has been a bunch more work for us to do it respectfully but it will be worth it in the long run. We hope to get some beer and wine on the menu but have to get approval from the city council before I can say for sure. I would suggest contacting a local orchard...they periodically prune their trees and you might be able to get some from them. I would guess the smaller the orchard the better as they would be less likely to wholesale them to some BBQ company for smoking chunks.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:34 PM
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David,

I'm getting in on your post a little late - awesome design, I love the "wings". Outside the box and looking great - Enjoy!

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Old 09-16-2008, 04:27 AM
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Dutch,
I will try asking some local orchards for their trimmings, good idea! Good luck with everything and keep us posted. We were in Columbus Miss. not too long ago for my Brother in laws graduation from Flight school for the Air force, are you close to there?

Les,
Hey thanks man, getting a compliment from you is like a nod from the master Thanks for all your info you posted on your build it was a great help!

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