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Old 06-04-2008, 08:58 PM
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I'll nominate him a second time for having the best looking daughter around. What a pretty girl. You must have married a beauty. She didn't get her looks from you!

Kidding of course. Congrats on getting started again.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:29 AM
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Sorry for the cryptic comment Les... and no offence meant at all!

Its just interesting how you sometimes build up an internal picture of someone from their posts and their work. Or is that just me? That's the first time you posted a picture of yourself I think. And somehow I had you down as tall and gangly, with longish dark hair... don't ask me why! And how wrong can you get, eh?

Turns out your daughter has the dark hair.

...now, shall I tell you what I think Sarah looks like?
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:41 AM
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No offense was taken - it's all good. All, thanks for the complements on my daughter, I think she is pretty special as well. And yes, I did marry a Babe!

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Les,

My guess is most of us "guys" that are building an oven "married up"! At least that's what my co workers tell me

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I got past the big ugly tonight. I knew the train was coming, but it really wasn't that bad. I had to knock out a couple of bricks I set last night so I could achieve a better keystone - kinda ticked me off, but thats what it took. The brick itself was a little bit of a challenge, but just another two shower day. You will see about 1/16 of mortar on the brick. I cut it a bit loose because I was determined to set the last brick over the arch tonight, if I cut to fit, I would have compromised the adjoining bricks that I set about 1 hour prior (been there, done that) - mission accomplished...

Onward and upward!!!!

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Old 06-06-2008, 04:46 AM
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That's one for the record....nice job Les
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:33 AM
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Les,

My guess is most of us "guys" that are building an oven "married up"! At least that's what my co workers tell me

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...so did us WFO-building girls marry up as well?

Lovely series of pics Les! Make sure you continue taking lots of the final rows.
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Super fantastic, Les! That was a lot of "using your noodle" as a friend of mine always said! How are you going to handle those little voids under that course at the door? You probably don't have to but with the attention to detail that you have shown so far I thought you might have a plan in place already!
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How are you going to handle those little voids under that course at the door?
Dutch,

There is not much that can be done there. I could hang pieces there with mortar but that seems like a weak solution, I'll pass. I will go underneath with the gout bag and fill any voids that may exist.


Biondoli,

Are you referring to the lateral force on the sides of the entry? I plan on another row of decorative brick - since these will be cores, I'll most likely run some steel through them into the hearth.

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Damn good work less.
I dislike you more everyday~!

Just joking man!
Awesome as usual.
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