Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Breadhunter's Brick Oven

Tomorrow I will dismantle the oven. Too much wood too close to flame. Bad idea. But the bread was good.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Breadhunter's Brick Oven

19 degrees and snowing

First Fire

Flat-bread in

Flat-bread out

Monday, December 15, 2008

Breadhunter's Brick Oven

Today it warmed up enough for me to paint, but I was taking no chances. The Vidal Sassoon hair dryer came in handy to warm the surface.

A heat shield was constructed from sheet metal, and the next major step will be to fashion a door and fire up the oven.

Yes, I know, the oven does suggest a large, elevated dog house.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Breadhunter's Brick Oven

Facade possibilities

Still working on the facade, trying to get the "right" look. Performed a cellulose "burn test," and I couldn't get it to burn even after holding a direct flame on it for about 12 seconds. It did turn black, but didn't smolder. Perhaps Perlite or even fiberglass might have been a better choice, but every insulation has its advantages and its disadvantages.
Burn test

Tomorrow I hope to paint the plywood and if it's not quite warm enough, then I'll alter the climate a bit with a hair dryer.