Author Topic: Metalwork on WFO  (Read 1666 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Serpentelli

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1170
  • Age: 48
  • Location: Wilmington, NC
    • Bat Man vs. The Penguin
Metalwork on WFO
« on: January 21, 2013, 02:46:49 PM »
Here are the final touches for my WFO. Work was done by a local artist in Wimington, NC Roy Mended.

The oven door is steel with a stainless Serpent (my grandmother's maiden name is Serpentelli) and the Dog/Cave Canem is a version in stainless of an entryway mosaic in Pompeii, Italy.

Roy is a true artist and his work can be seen at www.rmendedmetals.com

Regards,

John
I'm not wearing hockey pads!


Offline dellavecchia

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2630
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 02:50:00 PM »
Stunning. Is the oven core pre-fab or custom built?

John

Offline TXCraig1

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 13251
  • Location: Houston, TX
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 03:05:28 PM »
Spectacular John. Truly one of the classiest ovens I've seen. We talk about the importance of balance in Neapolitan pizza, and I think you've brought the same spirit to life with your oven.
Pizza is not bread.

Offline Serpentelli

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1170
  • Age: 48
  • Location: Wilmington, NC
    • Bat Man vs. The Penguin
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 03:17:24 PM »
Thank you for the kind words.

The oven is a pre-fab:    http://www.grillsnovens.com/products/wood-fired-pizza-ovens/wood-burning-oven.html

It has worked very nicely for me so far, yet I can see why a more pizza-centric oven such as the Acunto, SF, etc would be better in the future. When I purchased it it was BY FAR the cheapest option available.
And the "box/temple" design just fits in better with our yard aesthetics than the "dome" style ovens that now inhabit my dreams.......

Now to make more (and better) pizza. Thanks to all here in that regard. One of the best forums that I have ever been on.
I'm not wearing hockey pads!

Offline Qarl

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 692
  • Location: Central Florda
  • I love to cook! and eat!
    • Black Pug Brewing
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 03:41:06 PM »
Excuse me, but that is frigging SWEET!


Offline Morgan

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 363
  • Location: Finland
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 02:14:06 PM »
Monumental piece of art i have to say, hope it can also bake some nice pies.

Offline Serpentelli

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1170
  • Age: 48
  • Location: Wilmington, NC
    • Bat Man vs. The Penguin
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 05:25:47 PM »
Monumental piece of art i have to say, hope it can also bake some nice pies.

Thank you Morgan.

Some days yes. Lately no. I am still learning. Patiently.
I'm not wearing hockey pads!

Offline JConk007

  • Vendor
  • *
  • Posts: 3723
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Lovin my Oven!
    • Flirting with Fire
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 09:50:49 PM »
Thatis the slickest artwork I  have seem on a backyard oven by far LOVE it!
I Love to Flirt with Fire! www.flirtingwithfirepizza.com

Offline Serpentelli

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1170
  • Age: 48
  • Location: Wilmington, NC
    • Bat Man vs. The Penguin
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 09:57:21 PM »
Thatis the slickest artwork I  have seem on a backyard oven by far LOVE it!

Thank you Jconk! I look forward to posting pics of pizzas worthy of the work that's gone into the oven.
I'm not wearing hockey pads!

Offline Jet_deck

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 3044
  • Location: Between Houston and Mexico
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 11:20:22 PM »
Spectacular John. Truly one of the classiest ovens I've seen. We talk about the importance of balance in Neapolitan pizza, and I think you've brought the same spirit to life with your oven.
+1

Splendid! 
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends


Offline Serpentelli

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1170
  • Age: 48
  • Location: Wilmington, NC
    • Bat Man vs. The Penguin
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 03:05:19 PM »
+1

Splendid! 

Kind words from great pizza minds. Thanks!

John
I'm not wearing hockey pads!

Offline csafranek

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 400
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 03:32:56 PM »
Very nice! Great job. Can't wait to see some pizzas!

Offline Mmmph

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 891
  • Location: ILM NC
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 03:36:05 PM »
Gorgeous...Easily, the class of Wilmington NC.
Sono venuto, ho visto, ho mangiato

Offline Serpentelli

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1170
  • Age: 48
  • Location: Wilmington, NC
    • Bat Man vs. The Penguin
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2013, 05:06:56 PM »
Gorgeous...Easily, the class of Wilmington NC.

mmpph --- Thank you! We would love to have you over sometime! You will have to bring your dough, ideas, and skills however! And possibly some wood as well!!

Still dealing with a 1/2 cord of some pretty wet wood, but I think its FINALLY drying out.

I will PM you and get contact info, or you can do the same, anytime.

Got the 2nd annual St. Mark Chili Cookoff tomorrow. I will post pics of my "WFO Green Chili" later! The wood definitely is hot enough to roast tomatillos, poblanos, and jalapenos!

John
I'm not wearing hockey pads!

Offline Chicago Bob

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11399
  • Location: Durham,NC
  • Easy peazzy
Re: Metalwork on WFO
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2013, 05:29:31 PM »
Purdy, purdy, purdy John. Now that is niiice!
Good luck at the chili competition tomorrow....I hope you win.  :chef:
"Care Free Highway...let me slip away on you"


 

pizzapan