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Old 11-01-2007, 07:33 AM
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:03 AM
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I second Ken's dome! and 3rd les's

Hard to choose between the two!

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Old 11-01-2007, 11:33 AM
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I am constantly reminded of something that a mentor taught me many moons ago. IF IT WAS EASY, EVERYONE WOULD DO IT.
I say that to my kids all the time. They hate it. :-)
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I'll nominate GJBingham's prior quote - "I want to die peacefully like my grandfather - not screaming like his passengers"

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I third this nomination. Classic.
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:17 PM
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Ken and Les both have done excellent work, but my vote goes to Les (For November).
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:25 AM
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I've got to nominate Ken's Keystone. It's innovative, simple and practical!
It should be in the Pompeii construction book. I struggled with my last few rows and I ended up pounding the last two bricks in until I of course crumbled them and had to piece them together with mortar His way is so much better than the tiny, misshaped, things we call keystones. Great work Ken!
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:43 PM
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I want to nominate Ken's clean floor idea. Tape and paper goes a long way to keeping your oven clean and making it easier at the end. Hey, his oven is cleaner than my office. :-)
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:39 PM
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Too many categories in play here...but I guess of all these excellent ovens, cleverness, technique, and resourcefulness...Les' tight almost gauged dome...Ken's clean oven floor...but that keystone(s)...that did it for me...I nominate Ken as the best of November...
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:39 PM
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True about the numerous categories. Maybe we can tighten the December round. This is a first month and should be fun and exciting.
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I wasn't comfortable with this competition from the start. The thing I love about this forum is the help we all get from each other. I have watched the ovens evolve from the basics to who knows what. It's all about sharing the good and the bad. With that said - I vote for Ken; his oven is obviously WELL constructed, extremely clean (dear to my heart), and most importantly, damn near done. James - maybe you should just throw a bag of flour to ever completes an oven, just a thought. For all I know, my approach may crumble with the first fire - I suppose if that were to happen, and I won a bag of flour, I could use it making paper projects in the insane asylum

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