The Modestus Baking Company


Day by Day Fun:

Stage 1 (2002):
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6

Day 7
More 7

Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Days 12 & 13
Day 14
More 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18: The Last

Stage 2:
Still Working!
A Roof
Baking at Last
First Real Bake

Stage 3 (2004)
Insulation & Stucco
Some Notes on Construction

Thanksgiving 2009

Stage 4 (2007)
Finished at last!
Thanksgiving 2009

Questions and Comments:

This oven is in
Twain Harte, CA


Day 11: The Oven Arch -- Aieeeeeee!

Perhaps not as sad a day as watching Them Giants lose to the Angels (a baseball team somewhere in Southern California, if you can believe that...), but a wee bit frustrating when the first two arch attempts collapsed. Eeek! Kids: don't try this at home. Success (we think...) came when we built forms for each row and will allow to dry for 3 days. Watch this space... .
OK, take 3. This time for sure!  

Even after learning that Dusty Baker has been bounced, we still look forward to a better Day 12