Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Rocket Cob Oven???
I saw a video on YouTube about a man's rocket cob oven that was cleaner burning. Since I am all for that I changed gears mid-construction and worked on it. Today I removed the form for the chamber where the air remix happens. I was relieved (top photo) to see the cob lip that will help with the remix had held.
So, I removed the rest of the tarps and checked for damage after the storm. Luckily there was none so I got right to cobbing since today would most likely be the last day for a while which saddens me greatly.
Not only is the clay detoxifying, but the aerobic exercise is very low impact and good for me. Yet, despite that, I am angry I might miss my goal of having this ready for Thanksgiving. It honestly does not look like that will happen so I pushed myself today.
I mixed cob today for the first time with boots on. It sucks, I hate it. You cannot get a good feel for the mixtures consistency wearing boots. This troubled me, but I kept working anyway since it is in the low 50's.