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Old 03-23-2014, 01:38 AM
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Picture is in photo gallery. It's called 'hearth and stand. build in Scotland'
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:20 AM
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G'day
Yes I found it the other day its first off at the top of the forum, you'll notice I have posted a comment. Yes I do like your work on the stand that really nice brick and stone.
You should continue a "build thread" on your efforts.
If you post something you'll find a paper clip icon near the smiley face at the top click on it and follow the promps

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Told you masonry impaired

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Old 05-18-2014, 10:48 PM
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Restarted build last week after cold winter and extended spring holiday. Happy to report refractory mortar is setting just like ordinary concrete mix. Oven archway entrance now complete. I've posted a photo of the early stages of the archway build. This was relatively straightforward given that I'd built a really good former. The former has one eighth inch plywood shims underneath and at the sides which will be removed before I draw it out of the arch.
Brother in law lent me a mini disc cutter which goes through my bricks like a hot knife through butter!
Next step is cutting the polystyrene insulation board to make the dome formers in a star shape viewed from above and then the dome.
More later with pics.

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Old 05-20-2014, 02:35 AM
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G'day Mike
Newly missed you post till I saw you pic at the top of the forum, could miss that stand its a beauty.
Great to hear your making progress. So you going the dome vanes construction method, fair enough. If I've caught you some enough, cover the floor with some thin ply or cardboard, it will help to stop any dribs of cement sticking to the hearth floor. Makes your clean up easy.
Why don't you post what you planning . You'll get some advice to steer you around the tricky bits, and keep you out of trouble.
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Posted some early photos and will get whole slide show on asap. Dome started, now thinking of insulation for completed dome.
Thought I'd do six inches of vermiculite / cement mixed to an oatmeal consistency, then eventually (after I've roofed it) fill the surrounding cavity with loose vermiculite.
What do you think?
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:31 AM
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Full slide show up to date and now uploaded to my page.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:53 PM
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G'day Mike
Mate, I'm going to need a link to your page?
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:25 PM
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Sorry Dave..... Is there a tutorial for doing that on the FB site?

My build's going well and I've just finished the third ring of bricks in the dome above the upright "wall" bricks. This almost takes me clear of the entrance arch.

One aspect of the build has been a lucky "accident" when cutting all my bricks in half with a disc cutter. Because they're recycled bricks from an old bakery the width I needed for the dome was less than half the length of each brick so, when I cut the length I needed from each good end of the brick I was left with a little "biscuit" of brick which I could cut into firebrick shims. So I'd lay a brick in against the polystyrene former, butter it up and slip a firebrick shim in to keep it true. Works really well!

But the whole process is flying by the seat of your pants and thinking each step through to keep mistakes to a minimum.

Aiming to have the oven fired in gradually and cooking by 23rd August which is our Highland Games day here on the island.
One month in Turkey coming up too!

Kindest regards.... Mike

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G'day Mike
When your in the post reply window you'll see a smiley face at the top and a paper clip icon next to it. Click on the paper clip I icon and it open A window that will enable you to browse for a pic and upload it. When you close the window you find clicking on that paper lip icon it will contain your pics. You can upload I pic for tho iPhone and up to 5 got the computer
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