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[Cob] help with cob oven

Georgie Donais georgie at
Tue May 6 15:00:23 CDT 2008


Have you checked out Kiko Denzer's books? You can read more abt the 
book How To Build Your Own Earth Oven here: The instructions are 
straightforward and easy to understand. I have an oven in my back 
yard that I built several years ago, following that book.


At 10:01 AM 5/6/2008, Maggie Henry wrote:
>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
>So can I really do this? Anyone really close to NW PA? ;-)