Bakehouse Diary


Bakehouse Diary

Weeks 3–11 - Hurry Up and Wait

Doesn’t time fly when there’s nothing much you can be doing? Right now we’re pretty much where we are back in week three, except that Dad is slowly progressing on building the lifting frame which we’re going to use to reassemble the deck oven in my garage so I can finish the process of either getting the rust off the soles, or replacing them with ‘stone’. Apparently steel has been ordered so it’s just a matter of time.

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Week 3 – Musical interlude

It’s the first week in August. As soon as I finished my programming work, I drove down to Sidmouth for a couple of days of folkie immersion.

Photographic evidence


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Week two – SQL

Not much progress on the “getting the oven ready front this week”. I sheared another machine screw!

Drat! Another machine screw sheared

At least this one was on the retaining bar that holds the oven soles in place; I’d rather not have sheared it, but since I’m going to be drilling stuff out anyway, it’s not the end of the world. Basically I’m blocked on doing much more with the oven ‘til I’ve moved the decks and got them the right way up rather than on their sides because I don’t want to undo the last screw in the retaining bar and cope with a couple of large lumps of metal and (possibly) the insulation and heating elements falling out. Once the ovens are the right way up, gravity will be my friend.

So, I’m going to talk about the software side of things.


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Week one – Rust

Almost a year ago now, I hired a tail lift van and hared off down to the Isle of Wight to fetch my lovely ‘new’ deck oven.

They don’t make ‘em like this any more