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Old 07-10-2014, 11:49 PM
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Thanks to all for your replies and encouraging words!



"technically perfect" probably won't be achieved in our build - but it's a great goal! I think our oven will be "family perfect"...and I am looking forward to the times we can use it. And, by the way, my wife and all three of our teenagers have been involved so far - they just haven't all made the photos. Yes, it has been hard but fun work so far...
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I like that term " family perfect" I recon it should be used more often
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:02 AM
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Another update with a few more photos of progress. Summer has become more busy and I've had less time to work on the project - but I have started making mortar (1:1:1:3 recipe) and laying a few brick.

I forgot to account for my cardboard spacer (covered with blue painter's tape) adding to my floor diameter:



Floor with first chain:

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Old 07-24-2014, 10:10 AM
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I started off with an IT made from 1/4 all-thread and a small tripod ball head (later discovered that Hendo's original tool used a tripod head). I was very happy with it until I realized that it would work great on the first couple of chains, but then start adding unnecessary height as the chains got higher and higher - eventually adding about 2" to the upper chains.

So I redesigned the pivot end of my IT using a padlock hasp/hinge. I also used epoxy and a large fender washer to add strength to the Masonite:



My IT and folding Masonite template (shimmed in place due to cardboard spacer around floor brick):

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Old 07-25-2014, 03:59 PM
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Hey looks like things are going well so far with block. May I ask were you getting refractory goods? Do you have a place in your area? Down here in LA, lower Al tough time getting any light motar and other goods. Could you lead me in the right direction. I have slab down and waiting for end of summer to start block and brick. Good luck
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:01 PM
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Hey looks like things are going well so far with block. May I ask were you getting refractory goods? Do you have a place in your area? Down here in LA, lower Al tough time getting any light motar and other goods. Could you lead me in the right direction. I have slab down and waiting for end of summer to start block and brick. Good luck
I live near Tuscaloosa and got my fire brick and fire clay at Wilcutt. I'm making my own 1:1:1:3 mortar, and so far I like it. The only high heat mortar I could find in the area was Firerock (it is actually called an adhesive - for modular fire places. It is polymer based, which made me nervous).

I am actually from LA (Jackson - Clarke County). Where are you?
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:12 AM
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Third chain completed


Completed template for inner arch - lots more figuring to go for the dome to arch transition...
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:49 AM
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Here is a link of how a tapered arch is done that is similar to yours. It is from GF and Mr. C.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/oc...tml#post119582 (OctoForno)
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Here is a link of how a tapered arch is done that is similar to yours. It is from GF and Mr. C.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/oc...tml#post119582 (OctoForno)
Thank you -- that is very helpful.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:46 PM
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Here is a link of how a tapered arch is done that is similar to yours. It is from GF and Mr. C.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/oc...tml#post119582 (OctoForno)
Wish I had tapered my arch bricks like that. Russell, I'm certain that would have made crossing the arch a hole lot easier.
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Chris,

Your build turned out very nice anyway, especially liking the slate roof.
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