Cob Oven v2.0 - now with 100% more dragon

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Cob Oven v2.0 - now with 100% more dragon

Post: #274386 tim_n
Tue May 28, 2013 10:16 am

I built a cob oven in May 2011 and it did really well to last up till last weekend when I took a hammer to it. It didn't have enough sand and it constantly got damp due to a lack of render and covered up with an old 1tn sand bag.

This weekend we rebuilt it using clay from the garden - though we bought the sand in from offsite. Everything else was recycled (bricks, chimney flue, firebricks etc)

We're intending to lime render it.

Pics and more info on http://www.waark.com/2013/05/earth-oven-version-2/

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My friend Tiff Heaver sculpted the dragon, there's still more work to do when I get round to applying the lime render
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Re: Cob Oven v2.0 - now with 100% more dragon

Post: #274392 diggernotdreamer
Tue May 28, 2013 12:06 pm

I love this, always very in awe of people who are so artistic and can make stuff like this

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Re: Cob Oven v2.0 - now with 100% more dragon

Post: #274393 niknik
Tue May 28, 2013 12:10 pm

that looks awesome!

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Re: Cob Oven v2.0 - now with 100% more dragon

Post: #274394 tim_n
Tue May 28, 2013 12:52 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:I love this, always very in awe of people who are so artistic and can make stuff like this


Me too - I'm rubbish - We did our best to feed and water her during the day, and she kept apologising the entire time! Really looking forward to the finishing touches in a few weeks!
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