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Old 04-04-2009, 11:19 PM
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After tracing the hearth onto the insulation boards to help act as a guide, I mixed up the fireclay (motar clay) and fine sand into a paste and applied it with a 1/4 in notch trowel. Once the hearth bricks were back in place, I cut my template down the middle so it would come out of the finished oven in two pieces; then screwed it all back together to act as a guide for the the soldier course.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:20 PM
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Greg,
Impressive! I'm very jealous I didn't have the brick holding tool as a guide. That should be a new requirement for all builders. It will save a lot of frustration 3 or 4 courses up. Keep the pix coming. Maybe I can see it in person next time I'm down your way. I'm guessing your in eastlake.

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Old 04-06-2009, 10:17 AM
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Mark
My hearth is always open, give me a ring if you want to come out and provide some sage advice (and free labor ). I find the more wine I mix with the mortar, the less I care about imperfections.

I think Jim's "indespensible tool" (jcg31) is genius. I haven't mixed my first batch of mortar yet, and I can already tell it is going to make this a no-brainer.....which, in my case, is perfect.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...heme-2985.html (My indispensible tool (a variation on a FB theme))

I suggested he contact a patent lawyer but i suppose the maket pool for WFO tools may not be that big.

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Old 04-11-2009, 11:56 PM
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Cut the top of the soldier course at an angle to reduce the mortar used. Set up a little jig on the wet saw to keep the cuts the same.

Used a whole bag of mortar on the soldier course. How many bags did folks go through for the whole project?
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:11 PM
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Made some good progress today. Cut all the bricks for the second course. Used a cool tool I saw on one of these threads called a "Angleizer". Picked it up at HD. It came with a software program to figure out the angle required for each brick in an arch or circle of a set diameter and brick size. The Angleizer itself is pictured below. Four pieces of Yellow flexible yet sturdy plastic with a ruler on each in metric and std. Screen shots of software also included. While i didn't get crazy with making sure all the cuts were exact, it made my starting point for guessing easier to find.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:16 PM
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With the basic measurements given by the "Angleizer" software, I worked out a table Jig for the wet saw and raised the brick slightly to make it a compound angle cut. worked out really well. Used 2 door/cabinet shims to give me the right angle cut and a flat piece of metal to get the compound angle.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:20 PM
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Very excited by the end results of a full 8hrs of work. Now that I got the basics figured out, I think my next courses will start going up quicker. Now if I could just stop having to go to work or spend time with family / freinds; I could really make some progress.
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what happened to all the pictures?
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Hi Greg, I thought the same thing! Yesterday I assumed it was my office's anti-something on the computer and now at home, I've got the same thing on 2 browsers. No pictures in the attachments. What gives? By the way, nice oven progress (by your descriptions, not your pics).
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:02 PM
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all old thumbnail pictures seem to be gone. I reloaded a couple OK. others new posts seem to be OK. Just anything that is more than a couple days old have been deleted.
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