Sunday, April 24, 2016

Restaurant Brick Oven- Part Four

The dome is going up.
This involves splicing the arch of the mouth to the curve of the dome, a time-consuming and technical process.
Once past this splice, the rings (known as chains) of bricks continue evenly until the keystone is ready to be placed, closing the dome and locking the entire structure into a durable whole.

As I've said in past blog posts, I don't use forms.  The bricks are cut accurately so that they form the desired shape.  Also, having a form-free interior allows me to clean the excess mortar from the inside of the dome as I build.

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