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(M) About two weeks ago Fred di Napoli posted the following:

[QUOTE=fdn1]

(FDN)

"Jim

Great job as usual in gathering and presenting information needed in constructing wood burning ovens.

I was able to find a neat tool called the "Angle-iZe! Axed Master ' at Home Depot for about $10. It comes with a CD that has programs for determing the dimensions of bricks for various types of arches. You enter some of the critical dimensions e.g. max arch height, max length of arch at base, width and height of bricks to be used and it tells you how many bricks are required and the top and bottom dimensions of each brick.

A tool also is included consisting of 4 plastic rulers with both inch amd metric units that can be adjusted in various shapes including a trapizoid. The latter can be used as a template for marking the bricks according the dimensions gleemed from the CD for say "axed" shaped bricks."

(M) I don't know if Fred got that tool but I finally did. The CD is quite simple to read and does all the Math. If anyone wants to cut their own wedge shaped bricks s/he can send me the following measurements and I'll return the sought data from the CD:

1- Opening Width

2- Rise of Arch

3- Brick Size Length ( typically 9" in the U.S. )

4- Brick Size Width (typically either 4.25" or 4.5" depending on your choice of orientation. I'll supply both sets of figures if you wish)

5- Joint Size ( You must submit some measurement here. 1/16" is the smallest it will accept but you may prefer 3/8" or even 1/2")

6- One of the following configurations (descriptors) to fit your application:

"Bullseye", "Semi Circular Arch", or "Axed Arch".

(M) The program will return the number of bricks you'll need, the width of the top cut, and the width of the bottom cut.

(M) If you are interested, I will define the term Axed Arch.

(M) You can email me directly to marceldE@efn.org

Ciao,

Marcel

(M) About two weeks ago Fred di Napoli posted the following:

[QUOTE=fdn1]

(FDN)

"Jim

Great job as usual in gathering and presenting information needed in constructing wood burning ovens.

I was able to find a neat tool called the "Angle-iZe! Axed Master ' at Home Depot for about $10. It comes with a CD that has programs for determing the dimensions of bricks for various types of arches. You enter some of the critical dimensions e.g. max arch height, max length of arch at base, width and height of bricks to be used and it tells you how many bricks are required and the top and bottom dimensions of each brick.

A tool also is included consisting of 4 plastic rulers with both inch amd metric units that can be adjusted in various shapes including a trapizoid. The latter can be used as a template for marking the bricks according the dimensions gleemed from the CD for say "axed" shaped bricks."

(M) I don't know if Fred got that tool but I finally did. The CD is quite simple to read and does all the Math. If anyone wants to cut their own wedge shaped bricks s/he can send me the following measurements and I'll return the sought data from the CD:

1- Opening Width

2- Rise of Arch

3- Brick Size Length ( typically 9" in the U.S. )

4- Brick Size Width (typically either 4.25" or 4.5" depending on your choice of orientation. I'll supply both sets of figures if you wish)

5- Joint Size ( You must submit some measurement here. 1/16" is the smallest it will accept but you may prefer 3/8" or even 1/2")

6- One of the following configurations (descriptors) to fit your application:

"Bullseye", "Semi Circular Arch", or "Axed Arch".

(M) The program will return the number of bricks you'll need, the width of the top cut, and the width of the bottom cut.

(M) If you are interested, I will define the term Axed Arch.

(M) You can email me directly to marceldE@efn.org

Ciao,

Marcel

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