Tuesday, 8 March 2011


David Henderson, the blacksmith who is fabricating the steel parts of the oven, has been brilliant. It has taken a bit longer than either of us expected, but he has more than earned his money on this project. I went up to inspect the progress yesterday, and it is looking great. Even better he promises delivery by the end of the week. Here are some pictures.

The three decks stacked up:

 Looking in through the open door. That mesh will need to be lined with screed and firebrick:

Lovely. It'll be a bit of a scramble, but I think we're still on course to meet our revised reopening date of the 21st.


  1. Yum. Steel. We're hoping for Steamie hot cross buns this year.

  2. Hi Catherine, so glad it looks delicious to you too!

    HCBs are definitely on the cards for Easter. I'm hoping this oven will make enough to satisfy even my sister's craving for them - last year she had 20 and they were gone by Easter Monday.