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Old 03-23-2010, 11:00 AM
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Howdy Joey,
Do you have any updates on your oven? It looks awesome so far in the last picture, and like it would've come out fine. I'm planning to build an oven just like yours, except I want to build it in 4 parts to make transportation a little easier. Also, I'm using a fireclay mortar additive instead of Tex Kast, if you have any input/ideas about my materials/plan it would be a great help.
-Omar
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:43 AM
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Hello!
I don't have any information on the fireclay mortar stuff but I'm sure someone here has worked with it before. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your build, it sounds interesting doing it in 4 parts.
I recently acquired (freebies) a couple slabs of granite from a local countertop business and they are almost the perfect size. They don't match but I'm not too worried about it.
I have to clean them up and cut and polish the one for the front.

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Old 03-26-2010, 11:10 AM
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Got my granite cut and polished (for free!!! )

I'm thinking of buying a matching red piece for the front instead of the dark piece...

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Old 04-26-2010, 12:30 PM
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Joey, I was just wondering how the oven is cooking now that I'm sure it is fully cured?
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:01 PM
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It cooks great, It takes it about 1hr to get to cooking temperatures and i only have to keep one log burning to maintain it at a perfect heat. took e a while to figure out the sweet spot. We've had a couple parties and everyone enjoyed the pizza. I finally have my dough where I like it (hand kneading )
and now I am working on perfecting a sauce. I like the crushed tomatoes but my family is more traditional.
I also had to remove the front granite slab since it gets way hot and last party I ended up burning my forearm on it.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:38 AM
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Dear Joey

I have just started planing my own cast oven (built a 36inch stonker in the garden last year) and have just found your page; MANY thanks for saving me loads of head scratching.

I am instaling a (hopefully) lightweight bombproof ref/steel fibre concrete low dome onto a purpose built trailer to trade at local events.

Will take some photo's soon and thanks again [cheers].

Shane Brown
Boston Lincolnshire
U.K.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:40 PM
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Joey
When making your mold how did you get the luan to not break when bending?

Diane
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:49 PM
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Hi Joey, Oven looks great. Thank you for posting your build for everyone to see. Can you tell us how much you spent on the oven? Also, do you know what the final weight is?
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:14 AM
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Joey
When making your mold how did you get the luan to not break when bending?

Diane
Sorry to just now getting back here, I have been offshore for 24 days on this little BP thingy.
To bend the thin plywood I had to soak it and gradually apply pressure in the direction of the bend, let it dry, soak it again applied more pressure, rinse repeat...etc, it slowly got to where I needed it and stayed.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:17 AM
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Dear Joey

I have just started planing my own cast oven (built a 36inch stonker in the garden last year) and have just found your page; MANY thanks for saving me loads of head scratching.

I am instaling a (hopefully) lightweight bombproof ref/steel fibre concrete low dome onto a purpose built trailer to trade at local events.

Will take some photo's soon and thanks again [cheers].

Shane Brown
Boston Lincolnshire
U.K.
Shane,
looking forward to watching your build!
good luck with it and if you need anything just ask.
Joey
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