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victorsee 07-18-2011 05:43 PM

essential tool.. dome guage
Making a 42" diam oven, want the max height of dome to be 18". Therefore I need a variable length guage starting at 21" and gradually reducing 3" to 18". I have seen the pictures; do not have a welder; how do i attach an adjustable bolt ( 3") to the arm (wood)? any plans for making this tool? I plan to pivot the arm on a hinge. Any problems with that?
thank you,
Victor C

azpizzanut 07-18-2011 08:53 PM

Re: essential tool.. dome guage
Hi Victorsee,

I used a hinge and a piece of all-thread rod for my I.T. Look at photos of oven #2. View as a "slide show". You will see several photos of the tool in the oven. You'll get an idea from that.


cholme 07-19-2011 12:19 AM

Re: essential tool.. dome guage
I used a castor and removed the wheel and drilled out a new pivot point. Then attached all thread to a turn buckle. I don't know if you will get 3 inches, but you could use 2 turn buckles. You can see pictures in mu build thread at:

Hope that helps.


victorsee 07-19-2011 06:17 AM

Re: essential tool.. dome guage
Chris and Bob, both creatove and simple ideas... even i might be able to replicate! This is fun, your help much appreciated,
Victor C

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