I decided to show progress pics of my build so far.... Baby steps!
Your pictures are an inspiration to all who plan to build a wood fired oven! Can't wait to see it completed!
Thanks for sharing them and I look forward to the next installment.
Ehrm, Next Installment Please!
That was a job mixing, hauling to the oven scooping into a bucket and climbing up it to pour into the forms! Just don't look too close!
Not forgetting to post next round, just waiting for warmer weather to start back at it again! Once I do I will post some more pictures.
Love the setting for your oven, it looks as if you could be in the Italian countryside.
I started back at it today.... Did the first course of the dome. I added a pic but its at the front of the pics, guess I did something wrong lol!
Really nice work and thanks for the continued updates.
of being a brick-layer gives better results than the professional work of an awful lot of journeymen.
So - I've got the pans ready, and can put together the Westphalian style pumpernickel dough in just a few hours --- when are you firing up the test run so that I can sneak over and take advantage of the cool-down???
Thanks for sharing this wonderful build - and for demonstrating so well how massive and daunting projects can be done in manageable bits to suit your own time and what life throws at you. It's awfully easy to avoid such things entirely, or to abandon them unfinished, so your continued updates are hugely inspiring.
Looking forward to the first bake results!
Are you going to fill it all in with stone or just do the corners like you have now? I really like what you have now.
Yep more stone going on, its just a scratch coat.... So the stone will be on all 3 sides and below the regular brick on the front. I have to grout in all the joints once it is all up. Then its time to fire it up!!
You must never, ever sell your house and move now. :)
Not gonna happen on the move! Thanks for the comment, it has been quite a process for sure. I figure it will be around for years after I am gone. I put a note in a corked beer bottle and threw it in under the roof on top the insulation. It has the date started and all the names of the people that helped me work on it!.
Truly an amazing job!
Very impressive project.
All finished except for some cleaning, hanging a light and connecting power! Started a fire to do some curing even though I had heat lamps keeping the chamber at 200 degrees for about a month.
Fabulous work and fabulous documentation. Thank you so much.
The surroundings look very inviting.