Monday, October 4, 2010

Am I obsessed with Dogtown?

I (Becky), too, have reviewed my recent posts and realize that an argument could be made for this. For some reason, my phone just wants to take pictures of this project. It can't be controlled. I think it's hungry.

Next time you are hungry and you see this sign, I recommend you immediately duck into coolest little pizza place I know, have a beer, listen to some music and have some crazy all local organic seasonal pie.

And by pie, I mean pizza. This is the way the hip people who toss dough in the air speak. I've heard it for myself.

Recognize this pose? Benjie is measuring the oven at Dogtown...why you ask? Well, to make this swell door that will help Jon and Scott and crew bake bread. Fantastic, no?

Kendrick Anderson, musican/woodworker that finds himself working the wood on occasion at This Was a Tree, made this in a joint effort with Benjie.

One would think that based on shear number of these pizza peels (there are 3 rows of these things hanging in the studio), one of the pretty little numbers would have made it to my kitchen.

Not so.

We did have a recent and all together traumatic pizza charring recently in the Osborne household. It is possible this was an indication that we are unworthy of a pizza peel. In our defense, all of the numbers have been cleaned off of the oven's temperature knob. So it's really a crap shoot of whether we char a dish or it takes a couple of extra hours.

Shelby Davis and a Good Ol' Fashioned Brander

50 or so of these pizza peels are not done yet. Shelby Davis (our sculptor friend out in Portland, OR) is fashioning a branding iron with the Dogtown logo to mark each of these.

Final Step:
Branding at Dogtown

Dogtown will heat up the brand in the brick oven and brand the pizza peels.

Oh, how I hope it is done to order just like the pizzas.

~ Shipping happens tomorrow morning. So we bid you adieu, Dogtown. Let us meet again in Floyd.