admin on May 30th, 2009

A wet blustery day in Sydney today - kids soccer and rugby cancelled this morning which meant I had some time to get the clay pavers onto the Portable Pizza Oven base.
About 38 clay pavers in total, cut them using a hired wet saw. Cemented them to the Hebel layer using fireproof cement, a hideously [...]

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admin on May 25th, 2009

Now that the stand is mobilised and complete, time to get ready for the ‘heat face’. I’m using a layer of Hebel brick - and onto this will go a low cost clay paver. For those who don’t know Hebel, its an extremely light and fire resistant building material. The roughly 900mm x 1200mm stand [...]

Continue reading about Part 4 - The base comes together

admin on May 21st, 2009

Time to get started on the base.
The first stage is pretty simple using 100mm x 45mm treated pine timber. It comes in 3.6M lengths at least from from my local hardware shop (Bunnings Artarmon in North Sydney - great store worthy of many hours investment).
So far I’ve been through five lengths in total they’re $25 [...]

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admin on May 21st, 2009

This is my lizard mate, he’s a beauty - about 12cm long - shot him on one on my Pizza Oven Hebel Bricks… Hope he keeps those nasty Aussie spiders at bay. My 4 year old, got quite a shock on the cold day I took this shot, having told him not to touch. Of [...]

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admin on May 19th, 2009

Getting Mobile
OK, concept sorted, but how to make it mobile?
When finished the thing will weigh 200+ KG – not something that a simple BBQ stand will work for. Plus, when you think that the oven must be capable of being pushed over grass, up the side of a house with steep incline, onto a trailer [...]

Continue reading about Part 2 - The plan for mobility

admin on May 19th, 2009

It’s probably useful for me to share some of the sources I drew on before I settled on a direction for this project…you may well decide to take a different route – and good for you if you do!
If you google wood-fired pizza oven, you’ll see there are thousands of sites.
And quite a lot of [...]

Continue reading about Part 1 - Wood Fired Pizza Inspiration