We are gaining momentum and are working on 2 frontsat the same time : the chimney and the cosmetic stone work on the oven lower half . Here, my helper Reginald is starting the masonry for the chimney.
The dome is completed and we started the front shelf and chimney base. Now the Public Works Dept Inspectors are showing up for a closer look!
A few rows of the dome are done so it’s time for a well-deserved break! With a good protections against the hot July sun.
And now on to the intricate creation of the dome. One brick at a time…..
It’s starting to take shape! The side and back walls are in place.
Here’s a view of the newly completed firebrick floor from the front, with the integrated ash slot design. This will be extremely helpful to remove the ashes from the oven: just scrape them to the front, push them in the slot and they slide into a bucket I will keep under. Easy does it!! And […]
We took a break for the entire month of June; I was busy gallivanting in Europe so we installed a makeshift tent to protect us, and the oven, from the harsh sun of July! We did a mix of fireclay from Tucker’s Pottery and some brick sand. We had to screen the sand to make […]
We had precut the 5/8″ rebars so that we wouldn’t waste any handling time. We positioned them as soon as the heartn insulation was leveled and tied them with a small wire and we are ready to pour the slab! All around is a 1″ piece of wood that will create an air […]