Since Bob was out of town for a few days, I decided it was high time that I finally finished the logo. I been trying to think of creative and meaningful ways to incorporate color, and after trying a few things, I remembered doing a project with my grandmother when I was little, painting vegetables on the side of the truck that she used to sell vegetables out of at farmer's markets. I decided that vegetables were definitely the way to go for our logo too! So I got out the art supplies and set up a janky light table by using a desk lamp and a glass-top coffee table. Much to my amazement, it worked like a charm! SO? What do you think?
Arrrrrrrggh! We are waiting on parts! The axles we ordered for the trailer were supposed to be here on Monday, but alas, have yet to arrive. We are waiting on possible commissary parties to call us back, but the phone just won't ring! AND our oven is on order, sort of, we are waiting for word on that as well. But fear not! We are BUSY! We have cut all the sheet metal and have begun fitting it inside the trailer, so far only four more pieces of sheet metal remain to be fitted! Other serious tasks that need to be addressed are, revising our logo, designing the "skin" of the trailer, and preparing a lot of clay for the handmade tiles that we will make to adorn the oven. That's right, we are MAKING our own tiles, AND they are going to be fabulous!
More pictures coming soon!
Taking pictures of safety equipment and sparks probably doesn't float everyone's boat, but I had a great time with the camera today! Special thanks to Rob Trowe for the use of his really nice camera. Also, on behalf of everyone at Pizza Carrello, I would like to thank Adam Odoski at The Fire Within for his contagious enthusiasm and valuable support!
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
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.