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Old 11-24-2008, 04:23 PM
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Outstanding job Les! Congratulations

I know I have used many ideas from your build so thanks for sharing your journey.

Time to start cooking!
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:31 AM
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Great and nice job......
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:58 PM
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I think I'm the only one that looks at Les's build and am reminded of my own inadequacies. Great work Les...we're all a little jealous.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:37 PM
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If you built it, and it cooks, I don't think inadequacies would apply. I think you have done an outstanding job - I love your island, has a lot going on.

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Breven, You are NOT the only one. I have Les's thread bookmarked and am constantly referring to it. I think that is why mine is taking so long.

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Old 12-16-2008, 01:32 AM
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Hey I had it even worse... I was building my oven dome at the same time as Les! Let me tell you it was a major embarassement every time I posted pics.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:53 AM
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I personally think they're all a testament to how fun it can be. Depends on your idea of fun! They're also all a testament to how different approaches can all work, and work well. Local materials, check. Cheap insulators, check. Modern materials, leftover stuff, all good!

The constants, to my mind, are good insulation, no matter what kind, and dry wood. Oh, and the excellent Forno Bravo plans, of course. They're a fantastic jumping off place!
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:43 PM
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I finished my door last night. Working with metal in a wood shop makes things a little harder than they need to be. Our shop at work couldn't get to it and I got tired of waiting. I started off trying to use ss screws (countersunk) but it was failing miserably - had to go with pop rivets. The door is filled with loose vermiculite. Hopefully I can see how well it's going to retain the heat this weekend.

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Old 01-20-2009, 05:02 PM
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Looks great Les.

Let me know how she works out. I've yet to make an insulated door and was thinking along your lines. I'm still amazed at how long these things hold heat with just a thin metal plate blocking the airway...

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That looks great...and I'm sure it will work great too. Mine is very similar but I have that "FB" board inside. Works fine.

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