Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Earth Oven Slide Show

"The missing keystone, the bane of our efforts. We spent the better part of a day trying in vain to chisel or crack a brick into the appropriate shape. Turns out that bricks aren't particularly easy to cut cleanly, except maybe with a masonry saw (which we did not have). In the end, we took two sort of okay-sized chunks, jammed them in there, and hoped the mortar would hold it together. It more or less did, but it looks kind of kludgy and gap-toothed."

Excellent slide show with lots of detail. As you will see, building what appears to be a simple brick arch, turned out to be not so simple.

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