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matthewcove 12-16-2013 12:48 AM

Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
I have been working on a design for a wood fired oven for cooking bread and pizza for some time. Now I have some of my other projects out of the or on hold, it is time to dive in and get building. over the last few months we have built the ground slab , footings and oven support base and in the last could of weeks we have begun the actual oven build. I will post some progress pictures here as progress is made, but first I would love to have some discussion regarding the design.

Here is a quick view from my sketchup model
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-H7SmzG4KS6...cast+mouth.jpg

and here is the base, with the under hearth, Foamglas insulation layer.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-i-Oedi65hz...0/DSC_9918.jpg

The first few steps and lots more photos, I have written up in detail on my blog at FireAndFocaccia: My Plans for a wood fired, masonry barrel vault oven.


Would love to hear comments and suggestions.

matthewcove 12-30-2013 03:40 AM

Re: Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
much progress has been made in the last week or so due to unheard of warm weather over christmas.

I am currenlty casting the over door lintel from refractory. I have gone into quite some detail in my blog posts.

FireAndFocaccia - Food projects blog, wood fired ovens, baking, bread, recipes and eating out: Building a wood fired bread and pizza oven - Casting the door lintel

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-txg6dgVeEj...0/DSC_0321.jpg

Matthew

matthewcove 01-05-2014 01:27 AM

Re: Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
I have documented the fabrication of the steel bracing for the oven. Full story and pictures on my blog post FireAndFocaccia - Food projects blog, wood fired ovens, baking, bread, recipes and eating out: Building a wood fired bread and Pizza Oven - Fabricating the arch supports

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Yz3GEf0JWt...0/DSC_0346.jpg

Matthew

matthewcove 01-05-2014 12:56 PM

Re: Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
soldier bricks now completed. almost time to start the brick dome

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vqmwKllMpn...0/DSC_0360.jpg

Full story and detailed pictures on in my blog post

FireAndFocaccia - Food projects blog, wood fired ovens, baking, bread, recipes and eating out: Building a wood fired bread and pizza oven - Soldier bricks

matthewcove 01-21-2014 03:20 AM

Re: Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
Further progress made

FireAndFocaccia - Food projects blog, wood fired ovens, baking, bread, recipes and eating out: Building a wood fired oven - dome bricks started

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--GNIYVaI1l...0/DSC_0712.jpg

Matthew

matthewcove 01-21-2014 12:28 PM

Re: Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
Really working flat out in the evenings now to get the brickwork done before the cold weather really sets in.

Finished the main dome now

Full story and chat about techniques and materials etc on my blog


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-clR94sd_lx...0/DSC_0745.jpg

FireAndFocaccia - Food projects blog, wood fired ovens, baking, bread, recipes and eating out: Building a wood fired bread oven - Completing the main dome

thanks

Matthew

JoeyVelderrain 01-21-2014 03:10 PM

Re: Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
i'm digging this http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticon...-in-smiley.gif

matthewcove 01-22-2014 12:17 PM

Re: Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
couple of more bits done last night after posting my previous update.
full story and pictures here

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ydwrp3c4Wy...0/DSC_0754.jpg

Matthew

matthewcove 01-24-2014 02:07 PM

Re: Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
Just finished the first curing fire in my oven. Have been heating the brickwork with an electric heater all week above 30 C so it was time to start increasing the fire. I'm staying below the protocol provided by the refractory manufacturer so I'm hoping for not too much movement or cracking. None spotted so far, but much higher temperatures to come.

This just got very exciting.

Here is the traditional 'stuck in the oven' picture
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iUec5E91zw...0/DSC_0801.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PlyQCbIreM...0/DSC_0825.jpg
Lots of detail and some really cool pictures of this evenings firing on my blog here.

Matthew

matthewcove 01-28-2014 05:12 AM

Re: Time to build my bread / pizza oven
 
Oops
finished the chimney transition and have been constantly curing the oven. accidently set a much larger fire than I had intended for curing.. oops!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5XxW-qWmtN...0/DSC_0884.jpg

full story on my blog here



Matthew


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