Bob welding with a brand new trigger switch.
Well, as it turns out, this whole "working with metal" thing is really hard work, and it's smelly, and loud, and everything is heavy and dirty and nothing about it is easy. I really love it! Everything is coming together and the anticipation is getting to me. For months now, every night I dream about pizza, pizza ovens, and the trailer, but now I really can't wait, we are getting so close!
So far I have learned so much from Bob. From making very precise measurements, to cutting the steel, grinding down the welds, cutting angles, why vinegar is an essential material in the shop, and that a fancy new pair of gloves won't even last ten minutes running a grinder if you don't check to see if they are fireproof before you buy them (seriously). LESSON LEARNED!
It's all been a wonderful adventure. This week we have made much progress, we fitted the first door onto the trailer yesterday, mounted an electric winch to pull our refrigeration unit on and off of the trailer, and we had to flip the whole trailer over with a crane! Take it from someone who has never done any of these things before, it's really cool!
More pictures to come!
AKA, Capn' Smudgeface
Welcome to our blog! We have decided to add this blog to keep you informed of our progress in building our trailer and oven, and because I am just too excited to keep it all to myself!
So far in our venture, we have acquired many licenses, created a website, filled out many forms, gone to pizza school, and submitted many online applications. After much red tape and hundreds of hours of creative brainstorming over a few dozen dinner meetings, we finally began construction this week and it feels so good!
While I was in training recently with fellow Pizza Carrello member, Bob Trowe, our hilarious instructor kept referring to us as pirates. We've decided to embrace this as we construct the trailer and have therefore appropriately named it, The Great Black Booger.
Yesterday when I got home I received the moniker Capn' Smudgeface. I'll take it, though by no means do I consider myself the captain of this here mighty ship. I do believe that honor belongs to Bob Trowe, the mastermind behind the construction. Since he has a black beard, I think he shall be referred to as Black Beard Bob. I'm somewhere between a Mate and a Cabin Boy.
~ Ariane Jimison (Capn' Smudgeface)
Pizza Carrello is building a trailer on which to build a wood-fired pizza oven. This blog documents the progress, struggles and successes of the construction project.