WARNING: This post, those prior, and those to follow, likely contain extremely bad humour. You've been warned.
OK, this post is going to contain the physical mods to the oven, steel, alloy, insulation,
general humour, and other mischief. Click the images for a bigger version (1280x1024).
As some of my more loyal followers may remember, I went shopping for sheet steel, sheet
alloy and insulation one night. I failed. Instead, I bought a cheap cordless drill. Woops.
As I walked home with my head, quite literally, hanging low, disappointed, disheveled,
beaten, broken, and deeply unhappy, I stumbled upon and old VCR on the street.
It smelled like a damp room. Or maybe a damp towel. Certainly not good. It lived outside,
between the windows and the sunshade blind thingies for a few days. Once I cracked it
open, I found a wonderful surprise inside, lucky me!
I knew as soon as I saw the surprise that this VCR was indeed a winner (II) an destined
to go on to bigger and better things.
It was about that time that I also came to know that I may not be such a winner and
may need a little help, so I got myself prepared with some tools of the trade, so to speak.
And some actual tools, too. And supplies, of course...
I cut some of the glass fibre insulation to fit the shape of the recess in the back panel
intending to fit it vaguely inside that and skin internally using the winner (II) VCR steel.
So I marked my steel and began to cut it using the hacksaw.
However progress was so slow that I felt the need to take multiple photographs of it.
It, and my creative engineering due to a lack of appropriate tools....
In the end, though, persistence triumphed, a lot like this project, really.
Though not at all like the acer monitor cardboard box that I'd used as a work support...
The final piece looked the part, and fitted where it needed to, too, so I figured that
I hadn't done a bad job... just a piss poor one.
After all of that cutting had given me a sore arm I decided to do something more leisurely
for a while and fitted the ceramic tape claimed to work to 1350C. More on that later...
All so pretty and white, what could possibly go wrong? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxD44HO8dNQ
Nothing, right? So I went ahead and installed the glass and the double skin for the back.
To be continued...