Well tomorrow is the big day! Our clay cob oven workshop takes place with lots of willing participants expected to lend a hand stomping clay and sand, as well as making the oven itself.
Today our builder friend installed the flue, as I didn't want to make a mistake cutting the hole in the roof. Click to enlarge the photos.
The flue is sitting on a plate made of the lid of an old BBQ that I saved, and we will mould clay over it and the bricks. The sticks are to support the roof so that the rubber cowling above it is kept in place whilst the heat resistant sealer is drying.
It is going to be so cool making the sand dome, then whacking on some wet newspaper, then finally making the clay dome. I am very excited!