Yet, these projects, often in contrasting locations and for diverse customers, give me a chance to build ovens for places as well as people.
|brick floor over block insulation|
|arch form for mouth|
|Last round opening ready for keystone|
|buttresses ready for face arch|
|showing the flue opening and my handprint signature on the insulation concrete shell|
|You don't get this look with cast refractory ovens!|
In this case, I've built only the core, that is the dome structure. Coppersmiths and other masons will finish the exterior to the owners taste.
This dome will be covered (after insulation) with a copper dome. I look forward to it's final appearance. As with all ovens I leave before I get to test fire them, I direct the owner to the 'Operator's Manual' on my website.