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Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

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  • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

    Incredible work Frances ? absolutely beautiful.

    Les...
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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    • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

      It's fabulous! Congradulations. The ultimate in funcional-art.

      Complete with the cool twirly-bit on top.

      If there was a WFO "hall of fame", you would be in it.

      dusty

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      • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

        Congratulations Frances - it is absolutely amazingly, stunningly, beautiful!!
        I think you need an official christening party to name her - how about The SwisSwirl?
        Is there a good name in Swiss German?
        Name or no name, you need a party to show her off!

        Sarah

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        • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

          Thank you all very very much! Building this oven wouldn't have been the same without you lot!

          This is such a great forum... I enjoyed building the oven a lot, but I also really enjoy being part of this comunity. So thank you James and everybody else, for making this the wonderful place it is. And thank you for all the encouraging comments along the way, I value every one of them!

          I have no idea how long its taken me to get this far. I started 16 months ago... so lets see... do all the shopping trips for bricks and etc count, too? At a wild guess I worked maybe 10 hours a week more or less, on average... so that'd be about 640 hours of work. Does that sound right?

          The party's a good idea, but I'll definately wait until the chimney's finished (HaHAA - not finished yet after all!!), maybe even for warmer weather in Spring. That'll give me a bit of time to think up a good name, too.

          And here specially for PizzaPolice, is one last picture - nearly black and white, too, as dogs are colour blind...
          "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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          • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

            I think your oven looks like an Arabella, but that's just my humble opinion... I still don't know what mine looks like. I can't even decide if it's a girl or a guy... all I know is: it isn't a Woody.

            I think we need a poll on this critical issue.
            Elizabeth

            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/e...html#post41545

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            • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

              Originally posted by Frances View Post


              The party's a good idea, but I'll definately wait until the chimney's finished
              Hopefully you will get er done for "World Pizza Party ll".

              I am thinking that WPP l was in Feb.

              dusty

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              • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

                Hey yes, good idea Dusty! We're doing that again in 2009 then? Cool!!!
                "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

                  You know the more I look at your oven the more I really love all the tile work....I would love to do more to mine, when I get the chance. I just have to come up with a design that works, and try not to copy yours
                  David and Cynthia Manchester

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                  • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

                    Cool, I look forward to seeing what you come up with! In my opinion, the world cannot have too many mosaics.

                    You know, I think even if you wanted to duplicate it, the finished oven would look completely different. Just look at how different our ovens all turn out while following the same design plans.
                    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                    • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

                      Just spent an hour reading the saga and thoroughly enjoying -- and envying -- the pictures of your wonderful, wonderful oven. The question now is, how did the mosaic survive the winter? To borrow a former radio commentator's phrase, what's "the rest of the story"?

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                      • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

                        Wow thanks, glad you enjoyed it... I didn't think anyone would dig up this old thread again.

                        The oven survived the Winter really well, and it was a really COLD on this year and all! Having said that, three of the marbles did come loose and are currently sitting in the kitchen wating to be stuck back on again.

                        I think I'll have to do minor renovations about once a year to keep it all in good condition... but the cool thing about it is, theres so much clour and swirls, that you really can't tell if anything's missing or not!
                        "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                        • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

                          Hey guys, waddaya know.... I just discovered that if you google "mosaic oven", mine comes in second place. Wow, that's kind of cool - fame at last!!
                          "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                          • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

                            Bravo! That's neat!
                            Jay

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                            • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

                              Well there is definitely something wrong with google. I am sure if you googled "cool mosaic oven" you would be #1. I guess everyone will have to click on your site 10 times per day so that you are in your appropriate order.
                              Eric

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                              • Re: Pompeii Oven in Switzerland: the Saga Continues...

                                Beautiful work! Is Allschwil near Hutwil?

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