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Old 05-28-2012, 07:34 AM
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Grats on the progress! I'm planning on enclosure with a flagstone finish to go with the stamped concrete under the oven. Left about six inches each side to accommodate the framing and insulation, hopefully I did it right.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:59 AM
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Nice job on stamped concrete. Post progress pics. Working on jig for brick saw to cut taper/bevels on firebrick. Going to steal ideas from WFOs.

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:02 AM
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Will do, good luck on the jig
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:01 PM
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Lots of progress this weekend, for my pace anyway! Most of my floor is cut and dry fit and my soldiers are ready for mortar.




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Old 06-03-2012, 06:02 PM
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Any tips for inside cuts like this with a stationary saw?? Failed a few times then gave up for the night. Been thinking hard about it and might go with a two-piece approach to eliminate the inside cuts.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:08 PM
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Also here's my variation on the indispensible tool. Cost approximately $15 at Menard's. It is secured to my wooden template via a brass beveled bushing and two eye bolts. the 5/16" size bolts and a bushing of (can't remember the size) fit together with a slight help from Mr. Sledgehammer, but have just the right amount of pressure to still pivot and stay in place when needed. I need to modify it a bit more since the base coupling is reverse thread on one end and randomly breaks free! I also plan on adding a length adjustment coupling in the middle with lock nuts to secure. The brick jig is from the joist/rafter section and is secured via an "elevator bolt".






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Old 06-04-2012, 05:04 AM
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cloita,
Nice weldless variation. Luckily for me I had a welder but my welds are not pretty. Great tight brick cuts.

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:09 PM
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Been a few weeks since an update but I've been busy trying to stay sane between the trips to the hardware store, these forums, and my backyard!

Soldiers getting mortar:


Kids (unknowingly) loaned me something to soak bricks in:


Landing walls set:
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:12 PM
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Courses in progress:


Third course complete and the first brick of my inner arch:

...and then the beer I drank shortly after spending that much time cutting ONE brick.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:09 AM
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Cloita,

Nice progress. I really, really understand how one can spend so much time cutting a brick for an arch tie-in, at least you only had to cut one for that spot, it took me several attempts to get one to my satisfaction. Keep up the good work.
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