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First fire in my WFO!!

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FaithHope

First fire in my WFO!!

Had my FIRST fire today!  Finally finished..., all but the paint!  Everyone is telling me NO PAINT!!

Well, I'm not going to show you what it totally looks like just yet, but I thought of a different way to paint my little barn WFO!

How about this?! ;)

Ahhhh...too much fun with the gun tonight!!  Have a great weekend everybody!! :)

 

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OldWoodenSpoon

First fire is huge, even when it is small. Congratulations. When will you do your first bake?

OldWoodenSpoon

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thomaschacon (not verified)

Every time I hear someone say that they've lit their WFO for the first time, I can't help but think of that NOVA special where they rebuilt an authentic Roman Bath. The bath cracked (after weeks and weeks of construction) on first fire. 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/

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gary.turner

I am coming to believe these soi-disant experts are mostly incompetent. After months of planning, the first hiccup and they're changing all their methods, and they seem to always be running out of time. I think I saw the one you reference, plus shows on building trebuchets, ballistae, castle walls, medieval and Gothic arches, undersea searches, and raising monolithic obelisks, etc. I have yet to see one where they appeared to have had a clue.

I am reminded of the big 'panic'  five or so years ago over some South American frogs dying off due to, according to the experts, global warming. Turns out our vaunted experts were carrying a fungus to the various sites and were killing the frogs themselves.

cheers,

gary

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gary.turner

Made me think of Ansel Adams. His architectural interiors, especially the larger rooms, were often lit with a single photoflood lamp. He would lock the shutter open, then carry the floodlamp through the room, constantly moving to keep his own image transparent as he lit each area. The build of light created a soft even lighting effect with the distant parts progressively lighter, as you'd expect in nature.

If you hadn't shown the scribble first, the initial impression would have been, "Wow, neat. Neon."

cheers,

gary

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GrapevineTexas

or you will wake up to find that I have carted off your oven...

;)

Seriously, that is one very BEAUTIFUL item!

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wutan

Awsome oven, great job and I'd go with "I love pizza"

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FaithHope

Did you see the pictures of it "almost" done?  I posted it under "Dream to REALITY".  I have my first really hot fire going right now!  It's working so awesome!  Going to do pizza in a little, then I'll post some pictures!