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Old 07-04-2010, 01:14 PM
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19" Bob! That's perfect. Glad you spent the time on the last row before your keystone. It's a great parting shot. So many milestones along the way of a wfo build. They're piling up fast now.
Can't wait to see your 2 part keystone.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:36 PM
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Thanks Dino and Fxpose!

I finally, finally, finally put the keystone in today!!! It was much easier than I thought it would be. I didn't require any forms for this. The HeatStop 50 works so well - I haven't used any forms since the last time I used the indispensible tool on the fourth row. The bricks just always held in place right up to the keystone.
The keystone ended-up being two pieces stacked on top of each other. I traced the opening of the dome onto a piece of paper and then transferred that to a brick to cut the keystone(s). My wonderful 13 week pregnant wife came out and lightly tapped the keystone into place as I laid on my back in the dome watching the keystone come to the correct depth. The sides of the keystones were all tapered so it felt as if it tightned everything up nicely. I think I added a little too much mortar between the upper keystone and lower keystone because it didn't seat as low as it did when they were dry. So, as you can see in the pictures, the upper keystone is slightly proud of the dome. No big deal because this will be completely covered soon!
You can also see in one of the pictures I made an "okay" sign with my fingers as a shadow - because everything is okay now that this dome is DONE!
It sure feels good to have that keystone in there!

~Bob
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:39 PM
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The keystone required a few more pix...
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:11 PM
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Bob, I was just enjoying your build so much I was in a hurry to see the finished product. Your keystone is amazing and unlike any other one I have seen. Great work!

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Old 07-05-2010, 06:34 AM
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Great job on the keystone, Bob! The entire dome build looks great. I can't wait to follow it's progress to completion.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:07 AM
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Well done! Your keystone gives inspiration to all of us who follow.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:15 AM
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Congrats Bob!! The Key stone turned out great.
Now to the vent construction!!

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Old 07-05-2010, 08:26 AM
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Really looks great. Nothing like getting that keystone in. Have fun with the vent and chimney.
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That looks awesome. ....I have to get off my butt and get outside and work on mine.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:46 AM
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Well done Bob, congratulations. Just a few more pieces to cut for the vent and you'll be through with cutting firebrick. As dsgreco says above, the vent and chimney can be fun.
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