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    About 6 months ago I started building this oven with the goal of trying to get an oven that would heat up in under 30 minutes. I used splits and laid them on face, cutting every side best i could with a cheap harbor freight tile cutter to fit flush with each other. I ended up encasing the whole thing with ~1/2 of homebrew mixed with soapstone and firebrick powder that had built up from in the tile saw from all the cuts. Only had about 10 firings but so far no issues, havent got it up to temp in 30 min, mostly because my wood isnt as dry as it should be, and I havent really tried yet. Has been taking close to an hour. There is a layer of splits under the soapstone floor, so total floor thickness is around 2.5", shell is ~2" with 1" of 1:7 perlite concrete and 1" of 10:1 perlite witch i think add a little mass around the shell before the insulation.

    Comments are welcome!
    Last edited by monader; 03-08-2019, 09:41 AM.