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Old 01-19-2008, 11:30 AM
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:47 PM
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Luis,

What a wonderful oven!
So I was right you were off to a great start, I was just 3 years late in saying it. Sorry for not recognizing you as one of the original contributors to the FB site (my travels have been fairly limited to the construction threads).

Just curious, why are you thinking of going Neapolitan?

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Old 01-20-2008, 07:03 AM
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Jim:

Thank you!
Long time here just means that there were more articles than left something to think in our minds.
I would go to Neapolitan style oven because having baked hundreds of pizzas and invited so much people to have a party in home, the vote for the best pizza style (or best pizza at all) is normally on VPN.
45 to 60 seconds baked pizza with the five last seconds near of the dome top (live flames on it).
Let said I have something as a VPN specialization <g>, then, obviously...

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You indispensible tool takes the last bit of hesitation out of my mind. I have been sitting on the fence between a Casa 110 and the joy of building my own WFO. Would love to rent, borrow, buy, share one of these ingenious aids. Suggestions?
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:18 AM
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Hey Greg,
You won't regret it, my chest still inflates everytime I look at my oven.

Send me size of dome inside diameter, send me check for materials (probably about $20), you also pay shipping, and I will throw one together for you. Then keep it clean ( a challenge in itself) so you can pass it along to someone else.

This may seem obvious, the radius is the same (unless you want to continually adjust the tool with each row, which I wouldn't recommend) So, 42" floor diameter = 21"radius = 21.25" ceiling height (the extra 1/4" comes from the fact that the pivot point sits atop a 1/4" piece of plywood). So if you were looking for a lower ceiling this may not be the way to go. For me 21.25"" has worked out great.

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You got yourself a deal. It's gonna be a bit tight, but I want to go with the 42".

I did this kinda backwards, had the stand built as part of a landscape design done by a contractor. I had built my previous two backyards and didn't have it in me to do a third.

Stand is 60"wide and 66" deep. plan on adding a stone landing sticking out 8" more. Little tight on the sides, but if I use FB Blanket for insulation, I should be good. send your mailing address to (greg (at) geisen.us) and I will send a check. please give me a guess on shipping costs.

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Old 02-10-2009, 07:59 PM
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Just wondering if you might be able to make that shaft adjustable?...say to a few basic dome diameters...maybe 32, 36, 40...
Look forward to hearing how you think about the idea
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:00 PM
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Just wondering if you might be able to make that shaft adjustable?...say to a few basic dome diameters...maybe 32, 36, 40...
Look forward to hearing how you think about the idea
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Dutch,
It actually is adjustable if you look at the photos with the original post and the plans you will see that the end coming out of the shaft is threaded. My first version had this piece longer so you could adjust as much as 8" one way or the other, but I found that it was much more sturdy with the main (square tube) shaft closer to the length of the radius, using a much shorter thread for 3-4" adjustments. An approach I was playing with to adapt this to a Neopolitan build was a telescopic main arm that was pinned at the various positions for each row of bricks to achieve the much lower ceiling without messing with symetry. Alternative to the pin system, I played with a spring set telescoping arm governed by a kind of ellypse type mechinism (if you have ever drawn an ellypse with a string connected loosly between two points, that is what I was playing with) In the end I opted for simple. But the telescoping arm with pins could be brought back to achieve what you are talking about.

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:38 AM
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Hey Jim,
I went to Harbor Freight and my local Tractor Supply place and gathered the materials to make the tool. I have completed everything except the hinge. I thought I had one laying around but couldn't find it. Construction was very easy and only took maybe a half hour. Hope to get the hinge part built this weekend.
Of course, I haven't even started construction of my stand yet. Hope to get started in the next few weeks. It's snowing today.....

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