earth oven sand is out - more pics
as some rather large cracks were forming last night, i decided to pull out the sand.
and it didn't collapse, explode or catch on fire.
i spent an hour or so patching the cracks and then put a pan of charcoal inside to help with the drying process. tonight i'll light a small fire.
here i am putting the mud layer over the sand form:
here are the pics of the cracks after one hot day of drying. i think i didn't use enough sand in my mud mixture:
another view of the cracks:
the oven without the sand form, after patching:
next: the insulation layer of mud and straw. so far so good!