Cutting the hearth bricks and getting set up to cut dome bricks in half
Hearth bricks cut and ready to place
The hearth in place on top of the calcium silicate board. The centre most tile has been removed so that the 'indespensible tool' can be centred
Checking the positioning of the door bricks and the first course of the dome.
The door arch template cut and set at a height which is 63% of the expected internal height of the oven
The door arch bricks. I have cut a rebate to secure the door and tapered the horizontal bricks to create the curve. Used the timber template as a guide, but it's not pictured here
The first course is in! WooHooo!
Mortaring in the door arch support
Starting to take shape.
Refractory Castable mix makes a great motar
With practice the mortar joints are getting smaller. A little pointing up work to do though.
Second course in
My indespensible tool setting the angle on the second course