Dan Wing on Trailers for Mobile Ovens

Dan Wing with his mobile (trailered) oven — and bread

Much as I try to discourage them (see pp 98-101 of Build Your Own Earth Oven, 3d ed.), lots of people want to put their oven on a trailer and tow it long distances at high speed. Dan Wing, co-author of The Bread Builders and builder of fine gypsy trailers, as well as the maker of a well-travelled oven, kindly wrote up a thoughtful and practical set of notes on the safe and proper construction of hi-speed auto-trailers suitable for heavy ovens. It’s a downloadable word file that you can get by clicking here: Oven trailers. If you want to read the 2004 NY Times article that featured Dan and his oven, go here.

About Kiko Denzer

I live in western Oregon with my family and run Hand Print Press with help from friends Max and Eva. We are interested in restoring the arts of living to their rightful, traditional, public role, as cultural medium – and think the web is a poor substitute, but until we can fashion something better, we try to make the most of it.

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  3. Karl Stehle says:

    Hi Kiko,
    I really enjoyed your book and the Q&A from above. I want to know if there are any ovens that I can visit, with the person’s permission and ask some questions of what worked and didn’t work. I live in North Jersey and can visit homes in NY,CT or PA. I plan on building the mid size oven and have a fieldstone base with an opening underneath to store firewood. I will also build an A frame that shelter us when it rains/snows etc while I am working. I plan on making the oven a communal event, like the wonderful NY Times Mag article by Michel Pollan. My phone # is 973-728-3308.
    Thanks, Karl Stehle

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