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Old 06-09-2013, 04:36 PM
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This weekend I was able to complete a couple of courses and finish tying in the arch. It was a bit tricky cutting in over the arch, but not too bad. I was able to pretty much maintain a level course, and it is within a quarter inch of round. Overall I'm pretty happy with my progress so far.
The overhead shot isn't quite wide enough to get everything in but I was reaching up as high as I could under the canopy with my phone to take the picture.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:45 PM
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Dome work looks very nice.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:51 PM
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Thanks Russell,
I followed your build closely and learned a lot from you. I'm using a jig remarkably similar to yours!
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:59 PM
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Nice work John.

When you back cut your arch bricks to accept the dome bricks were they the same or did you increase the angle toward the top?

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:15 PM
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Very nice work!! Excellent arch work, though I am partial to that since its what I did.
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Great job, John! You are working fast!

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Old 06-10-2013, 05:12 AM
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Nice work John.

When you back cut your arch bricks to accept the dome bricks were they the same or did you increase the angle toward the top?

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Hi C-dad,
Each brick was cut as I went up and the angle did increase somewhat.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:21 AM
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Thanks Neil.

It is moving along well. However, after I started the stand last fall I sort of committed to an unrealistic completion date , so being unable to work on the oven outside, I basically built it dry in my workshop. I understood it was risky because every anomaly in construction could mess things up but I also knew that my spring/early summer schedule was so busy and that if I didn't get a lot of work done before hand there was no way to get it done in time. No doubt, the countless hours that I spent over the winter combined with actual construction time will far exceed the amount of time many builders put in when doing it once.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:12 PM
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That really is a nice build. I did snap headers and probably will do precision cuts on my next build, as they look really nice. It's a shame you have to cover that work up with insulation.


Have you started drooling for pizza yet? When I got that far, all I could think of was getting it finished and making some pies.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:31 PM
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That really is a nice build. I did snap headers and probably will do precision cuts on my next build, as they look really nice. It's a shame you have to cover that work up with insulation.


Have you started drooling for pizza yet? When I got that far, all I could think of was getting it finished and making some pies.
Thanks Fabby!
Well at least I (and you guys on the forum) will know what it looks like under the insulation! And yes, I am getting very anxious for pizza
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