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Old 04-11-2008, 02:00 AM
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Default Re: Hendo's dome gauge -- nice idea

I know my oven wouldn't have been the same without Hendo's gauge...

May it help many future WFO builders.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
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Hi Hendo!
How did you managed to set up last chains of bricks - with or without support form? I think its a pity to have switch at the very end of the project from that nice exact measured clean looking style to something else (which, I guess, using the form should force to do).

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Old 04-17-2008, 05:34 AM
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Dimity,

Sadly Hendo died not long ago. Here, I'll add the link....

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f30/...very-3568.html

About the top of the dome, I guess it depends how sticky your mortar is and/or how skilled you are at brick laying... My mortar was very sticky, so I was able to finish without any support from below. Others have used all kinds of supports. But you still have to climb in side the oven too clean up the inside when you're finished, so it doesn't make much difference to the finished dome either way.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:55 AM
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OH MY GOD
It's so sad.
I didn't reach the end (in all meanings as it now is) of his post.
It's so sad.....
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: I Did It My Way! Ė Hendoís Dome Gauge

I did a search on "in line ball joint" on this web site and got 500 products. can you specify exactly what product would be best to purchase? part number, thanks
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:23 AM
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Default Re: Hendo's dome gauge -- nice idea

Does the board also set the pitch of the brick? Or do you need to adjust it on every chain?
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:25 AM
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Hey James,
whilst out at Hendo's the other day, I saw his guage gathering dust just leaning up against the wall where his sink is to be placed.
I'm sure that Margaret (Hendo's wife), would give it to the forum if we have a museum for special items.
I could sent it to you if needed!

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Old 04-27-2009, 02:11 PM
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anyone can tell me why I cannot see the pictures of Hendo's dome gauge ?
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:01 PM
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phipham
James is having problems with the programme that has apparently selectively taken people off the list to view images.
That said, his guage was a rotating ball joint that you find on some cheaper photographic tripod and mounted on a board in the centre of his hearth, A length of wood was screwed to it and another block located at the oven radius (I think from memory his was a 38" oven so the block was located to place all bricks 19") which located every brick exactly that precise radius from the oven base centre.

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Old 04-28-2009, 01:45 AM
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Default Re: Hendo's dome gauge -- nice idea

I got the same effect using a rotating hinge in the middle of the cooking floor.

I'm sure the pics will come up again if you check back - I couldn't see any yesterday either...
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