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Old 12-30-2010, 06:39 PM
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Default 36" Pompeii oven in North Carolina

I live on the coast of North Carolina and have been interested in building a bread oven for a while. I made a small one of carved concrete and had alot of fun with it....but I had to admit, I out grew it and am moving on to a real one. I studied all (and I do mean ALL) the photos on the entire world wide web and read the directions at Forno Bravo about 10 times and have taken the plunge. I have been taking photos and will be posting them as I can, but for now ou can see some at Stephen Z Metal's Blog This will be fun, and I am looking forward to feedback.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:50 PM
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I have some more photos to show...

the foundation is done and looks good. it is lower so that the oven has a lower profile in the garden, just for looks.

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Old 01-06-2011, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: 36" Pompeii oven in North Carolina

Sounds great!!! But a bit cold to start an oven. I have put my bread oven on hold till it warms up a bit. The oven is functional but needs the window dressing. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:01 PM
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Stephen,

Wow! Very impressive work! If you put that much care and attention to detail in your work your oven will turn out just as handsomely. Can't wait to follow your build.

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Old 01-06-2011, 07:09 PM
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here is another try
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:25 PM
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here is the slab and a closeup of the leaves inbedded in it for decoration
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Congratulations Stephen on a great start. Yes, building a wfo is truly a life altering experience, at least it was for me. The research phase was loads of fun:we spent months studying FB plans, other sites (nothing as good as FB but it's info all the same) hand sketches, Sketchup sketches, FB photos etc. Enjoy every minute of it the build. It will be over way too soon.

I like your attention to detail. The front lentil is beautiful. Nice blog you've got going too. Thanks for sharing your experiences with everyone.

Lot's of luck, Dino
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:33 PM
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just finished taking the forms and supports off the hearth. I poured the insulating top and had a 3 inch border of concrete for extra strength on the hearth. Laying out the arch and getting ready to go as soon as I have a nice day.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:22 PM
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Lookin real sweet Steve. I like the ash cleanout in front.
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Wow Stephen your moving fast, but very nice work. I look forward on your fast progress.

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