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Old 05-16-2009, 04:17 PM
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I've finally cut my keystone. It's a double cork style. I never thought this day would come, and not a minute too soon! Here's pics of how I cut it and it exposes how off my dome got at the top. The inside looks fine, I'll post after I clean it up. thanks, Dino
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:36 PM
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There it is!

Great build, Dino! Now it's time to pull some other types of corks. Looks perfect.
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:10 PM
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Congrats! Looks great.
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Looks great! Feels good to plug that hole up, doesn't it? Now - for the hard work.

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Old 05-16-2009, 08:10 PM
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Absolutely beautiful! That oven is a work of art.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:47 PM
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Dino, your oven looks great. Regardless of how you get there, I am of the opinion the whole idea is to keep a whole lot of heat in a small area for an extended period of time. The end result being food cooked in a way that few others could reproduce. I am only about half way there, but judging by the pictures I have seen on this forum, the food that comes out of these is second to none. Keep up the good work, you will be cooking in no time. I can't wait to pull that first loaf of bread out of my hearth.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:56 PM
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Nice work Dino! Soon you'll be enjoying pizza with your wine!
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:39 AM
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Congratulations!!

... and I don't know what you're talking about, your plug looks fantastic. I have seldom seen a nicer looking plug (or dome) and wouldn't have missed those pictures for the world! Its been really fun watching it all take shape.... now, what are the plans for finishing?
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:16 AM
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Dino,

I totally agree with Frances I don't think I've seen a nicer plug, CONGRATS !
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:53 AM
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You all are too kind. Thanks everyone. I do feel a GREAT sense of accomplishment. I couldn't of gotten here without everyone's help. Your ideas and support were essential. But like Les says, now for the hard part.

THE VENT TRANSITION ! (insert music form Psycho shower scene here). I've spent a lot of time mocking it up, cutting bricks and was not happy with my choppy transition. After many hours on what I thought I had to do, I scrapped it all yesterday. If I've come this far, learned this much, I can make a smooth transition across my big two-level vent depth AND have it rest squarely on the bricks that fully span the opening. I hope this pic shows the dry-run clearly. I'll past pics as I mortar them in.

We couldn't celebrate the dome closing last night but this afternoon, it's party time. Wine and appetizers in the pool. By next month, there may be pizza too!
Thanks everyone, Dino
PS: THE 1ST PIC IS WHAT I DID NOT DO. TO CHOPPY, NOT AS SMOOTH. THE 2ND PICS ARE OF WHAT I DID USE. SEE MY LATER POSTS.
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