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  • Re: Les' Build

    How cool! You just finished yours this weekekend and I just started mine. Poured the foundation. I have to build into a slope and tie in an existing wall so the hearth will be a little slow going. Congrats on the project, I will be refering to your thread throughout my build. Thanks to all in advance, for the help.
    Mark

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      Done? What's that???

      It looks terrific, Les. Now I wanna see some food out of it...
      Elizabeth

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

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        Well, I think I can say without any fear of contradiction that the outside of your oven is of a piece with the inside - as near perfect as I've seen so far...

        Now lets see if your bread and pizza can keep up. It'll be a hard act to follow, but no pressure, eh?
        "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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          Done? What a concept!

          Looks fantastic.. congrads.

          Now you can concentrate on what it's all about from the start...the food!

          dusty

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          • Re: Les' Build

            Great work Les.
            I will continue the "ball busting " - Now that you have your pic for Better Homes and Garden, WFO Living (if there is such a thing), and Reb Book - When do we eat? When is the party? are we all invited for WFO Thanksgiving turkey?

            In case I forgot...SUPER FANTASTIC JOB!!!

            RT

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            • Re: Les' Build

              Outstanding job Les! Congratulations

              I know I have used many ideas from your build so thanks for sharing your journey.

              Time to start cooking!
              Bill,

              Check out my build http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/b...egin-5443.html

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                Great and nice job......

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                  I think I'm the only one that looks at Les's build and am reminded of my own inadequacies. Great work Les...we're all a little jealous.
                  Check out my oven progress here: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...dex.php?u=4147

                  See ALL of my pictures here:
                  http://picasaweb.google.com/Brevenc/...OutdoorKitchen

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                    If you built it, and it cooks, I don't think inadequacies would apply. I think you have done an outstanding job - I love your island, has a lot going on.

                    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: Les' Build

                      Breven, You are NOT the only one. I have Les's thread bookmarked and am constantly referring to it. I think that is why mine is taking so long.

                      Mark
                      Last edited by exceloven; 12-15-2008, 07:00 PM.

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                      • Re: Les' Build

                        Hey I had it even worse... I was building my oven dome at the same time as Les! Let me tell you it was a major embarassement every time I posted pics.
                        "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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                          I personally think they're all a testament to how fun it can be. Depends on your idea of fun! They're also all a testament to how different approaches can all work, and work well. Local materials, check. Cheap insulators, check. Modern materials, leftover stuff, all good!

                          The constants, to my mind, are good insulation, no matter what kind, and dry wood. Oh, and the excellent Forno Bravo plans, of course. They're a fantastic jumping off place!
                          Elizabeth

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

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                          • Re: Les' Build

                            I finished my door last night. Working with metal in a wood shop makes things a little harder than they need to be. Our shop at work couldn't get to it and I got tired of waiting. I started off trying to use ss screws (countersunk) but it was failing miserably - had to go with pop rivets. The door is filled with loose vermiculite. Hopefully I can see how well it's going to retain the heat this weekend.

                            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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                              Looks great Les.

                              Let me know how she works out. I've yet to make an insulated door and was thinking along your lines. I'm still amazed at how long these things hold heat with just a thin metal plate blocking the airway...

                              Take care,

                              Bill
                              Bill,

                              Check out my build http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/b...egin-5443.html

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                              • Re: Les' Build

                                That looks great...and I'm sure it will work great too. Mine is very similar but I have that "FB" board inside. Works fine.

                                dusty

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