|bricks fitted over sand mound/form|
|sand as the form for later brick setting|
|using off-cuts of bricks to create solid mass|
|Interior inspection and clean-up|
Slim bodies only!
|The four-cornered dome|
|Applying the vermiculite and Portland cement insulating layer|
The result is a hybrid. The mouth and flue assembly is from a cast-refractory company, who shall remain unnamed, that I represented early in my oven career.
|A slow warm-up to drive the water out of the mortar|
We also chose to make the floor rectangular but build a four-cornered dome so that the maximum space would be available for bread baking. Low cost vermiculite and Portland cement had been cast under the floor bricks and more of this was applied to the exterior.
Subsequently, a box will be built around the oven and the cavity filled with loose vermiculite. Roof over all.