Rocket stove oven and cob pizza oven workshop was a success!

 

Forming the cob in to balls for the pizza oven

Gyan laying a course of bricks for the base of the pizza oven

The brick base is down and the first layer of cob is molded to get the right shape and dimension
The brick base is down and the first layer of cob is molded to get the right shape and dimension

Forming the sand dome

Rocket stove being wrapped in chicken wire

John cutting a square hole from inside the oven so the rocket can be inserted in to it

Joining the cob at the base with bamboo in place for draft holes

The old wall oven is fitted over the rocket stove on the concrete/bamboo bench

The old wall oven is fitted over the rocket stove on the concrete/bamboo bench

With the sand dome complete, the cob is applied in blocks and worked to attach it securely to the bottom layers

With the sand dome complete, the cob is applied in blocks and worked to attach it securely to the bottom layers

Putting the cob arch over the door

Plywood in the doorway molds the arch and above is the chimney hole

Applying insulation and cob from the bottom up

The heat riser of the rocket stove was wrapped in chicken wire and insulation was worked in to it

Candles in the pizza oven help to dry it out

Building a cob wall with earth bricks and cob behind the 2 ovens

Fully insulated rocket stove, awaits a layer of cob before final plaster

Fully insulated rocket stove, awaits a layer of cob before final plaster

Looking down the burn chamber of the oven

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