Saturday, August 11, 2012
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
We made the dough and had a mix of toppings, people just chose what they wanted and we made the pizzas just for them, and to share of course.
The plan is to have a special menu board with all the families favourites and name them "the tim" , "the ruby" etc etc for we we have parties
I did a COMPREHENSIVE video of the oven from putting the wood in to having it ready for pizza so i'll get that up on youtube and post the link asap.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Put the vermiculite/cement mix on, next week I'll cement render over it and that big grey side wall.
I found heaps of different ways of what you should do with the vermicement but this is what i did (which was one of the suggestions) in your wheel barrow put in 6 ten litre buckets of vermiculite, then toss through 1 ten litre bucket of cement until its thoroughly mixed, then using a watering can with a sprinkler rose slowly add water until it all becomes workable/tacky , this for me meant that i could pick it up in a hand ful and not have it crumble.
What actually happened was it took alot more water then i thought to achive this, @ 15+ litres. THEY all say to be careful with adding the water as you do not want to much.
Anyway, i then shoveled it ontop and smoothed it out, they all say don't squash it so at times balls of it ran off like little dung-beetle balls.
what i did was get my square trowl and hold it "downhill" so as i smoothed it down the side i also blocked it from falling off. The bag of vermiculite i bought still has @ a third left in it.
The clay layers have been cold to touch when firing the oven so this layer seems pointless but it was the plan !!