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[Cob] help with cob ovenMaggie Henry maggie.henry at gmail.com
Tue May 6 09:01:11 CDT 2008
More info: Last August I saw an Alan Scott brick oven and fell in love. No way do I have the skill or money for that. Came across cob ovens and said HhMMMMM, this is doable. I have gotten every book (at least 15) from the library that has had ANYTHING to do with building with earth. I really like the Quebec oven style. Then I found the sunset oven and it seemed the easiest yet with using the 1/2 barrel for the form. I didn't realize (as in I didn't read the materials list) that the "adobe" was different than the "cob". Now I have even more questions...which is better or what are the advantages of one over the other? I also have a really old fashioned cement mixer...can I use that for mixing up the straw and clay? As far as design goes, it doesn't get any better than this IMHO http://www.mudgirls.ca/noflash_Site/choice2.html So can I really do this? Anyone really close to NW PA? ;-) Maggie On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 7:36 PM, Maggie Henry <maggie.henry at gmail.com> wrote: > I would like to find out if anyone out there has had any experience > following these directions > http://www.sunset.com/sunset/garden/article/0,20633,690891,00.html > > or if you have any suggestions for short cuts to digging up clay. I'm just > too old for that. By the time I got it dug up both my shoulders would be > shot! I want one of these so bad! > > Maggie >