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Old 03-03-2010, 01:32 PM
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Greg
Your WFO is fantastic. I'm in the endless reviewing of builds, drawing and redrawing plans in prep for my own build and I noticed in your photos that the keystone of your inner arch is slightly larger than the other bricks in the arch. I assume this was done to assist with the transition from arch to dome. What size are your arch bricks and how much larger is the keystone and do you think it helped with the transition?

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Old 03-03-2010, 07:04 PM
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Phil
Thank you for the kind words.
I would like to say there was some great engineering plan on the different size keystone, but in fact it just kinda came out that way because of the scrap piece of brick it was cut from and i didn't feel like cutting it again to size. It may have given more support to the corresponding arch, but I didn't plan it that way. But is sure makes good bread ;-)
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:25 AM
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Greg, what is happening to us in SoCal! You have to cook in the rain ? (I keep telling my gardener that they don't take the day off in Oregon when it rains or else they'd never get anything done)

Those loaves of bread are beautiful. I take it they were from the wfo? One lookes like it was pan baked, the other hearth. Is that right?

BTW: oven looks beautiful. I never really noticed how your stone crawls over the edge of your outer arch bricks. Looks great. I may do something similar since I cant find an arch facade material or keystone to my liking.

At least your not building in the rain, just cookin' , Cheers, Dino
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:56 PM
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Dino,
Thanks for the kind words.
The loaves of bread are actually four pizza dough balls combined into two loaves. I let them rise overnight and baked them in the morning. One free loaf and one in a pan. Cooked in about 12 minutes. awesome.
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Happy Easter. Pizza and eggs.
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Happy Easter Greg,
I finished my dome this week posted the "I" tool as available. Yesterday my wife Cathy was looking through the finished ovens section and when she came to yours, she exclaimed- "this is beautiful, have you seen this one". I came over to the computer, and said yeah, I put some bricks in that one. Nice job, I hope you and your family are well and enjoying your oven. Thanks for the help and advice.

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Easter Pizza's. One of our favorites.......Desert Pizza: Butter, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, apple and strawberries.
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Greg, your Easter desert pic looks great! I've yet to make a desert pizza so that looks like a good one to try.
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Stop everything you are doing! Rush out and get the items for this recipe for the day after your next pizza party. Lebanese Lamb Stew. Fantastic.
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