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Old 08-17-2010, 06:09 PM
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Default Salt Spring 42" Tuscan oven

Hiya,
Thought I would share a few photos of an oven project on Salt Spring, Canada. This forum is a fantastic resource for ideas, and I am hoping this project can add to this.
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I was hoping to post photos as the build progressed, but it went so fast, (3 weeks), that only now have I been able to surface and share on line.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/rdjPi2K4c_L

This picture shows the "skagit" firebrick, (12x24" firebricks), cut to fit a 42" hearth and landing, sitting on a base of IFBs, (insulated firebricks of calcium-magnesium cilicate. Same as the board but in a 9" brick dimension.

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Old 08-19-2010, 09:44 PM
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So, the 1st chain, full bricks on end, set outside the hearth bricks, not on top.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:00 PM
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OK, 3rd chain, and oven arch are built together.
7th chain and oven entrance complete. Forms for the kitchen counter to the right are now off.

Full portfolio, (so far), here, Picasa Web Albums - 10993856654910551... - Salt Spring 4...
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:37 PM
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The final keystone. Hurray!

A view from the inside, before the keystone. No forms required except for the curve guide as shown. The oven has been built with full bricks on end for the 1st chain, resulting in quite a high internal wall at the hearth base, Naples style. However, the dome curve is only 19" high overall.

3rd pic shows the start of the vent landing arch. The arch is flared, widening toward the landing. The idea is to provide additional warming space close to the oven. I have also tried to incorporate a thermal and structural break between the vent arch and dome/oven arch.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:04 PM
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Really looks great. If I build I'll be doing the Tuscan style with the more rounded top like yours.

Nice work.

Cro
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
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Thanks Cro!
This is my 2nd oven, and light years ahead of my 1st effort. The 1st oven is still a great cooking machine, thanks to the Pompeii plans. With this oven I am learning once again, and thanks to this site I am able to incorporate lots of new ideas.

I hope you can take the plunge yourself, soon. This site is inspiring, but can also be intimidating,... take my brickwork; it is no where as artful or perfect as many of the examples on this site. But it works and will last, I am sure.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:07 AM
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Congratulations on capping the dome! That's a very nice looking dome and I like its overall shape. I also like the curved guide you used. It makes a lot of sense using a simple template like that. After using the indispensible tool for my build I think I would prefer the template (alone or use it in conjuction with the I-tool) if I ever decide to build another oven.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:20 AM
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Andrew,
A very nice variation/ combination of the semicircular arch and hacked arch. I haven't seen them combined like that in an entry. Very nice work!
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:37 AM
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A few more progress pictures to share,...
1. With the arch entry and flue transition complete, the carpenters move in and try and figure out the arbour.

2. Insulation and 1st curing fires begin.

3. 1st stucco layers applied while the fires continue. Try not to burn down the arbour.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:52 AM
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Andrew,

Your arbour is a work of art! Did you have create it from scratch or is it a kit? Is it cedar? Nicely done.

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