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Blog entry by Lee A. Jesberger posted 2556 days ago 946 reads 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a woodworking project, but interesting, I think.








I made jigs for these also.

One of the businesses I’m a partner in is a couple of Pizza Stores. My Brother in law (the one I made the table for) is my partner. He ordered a custom oven for a delivery truck that cost 3,000.00

When I saw it I told him I could build a nicer over than that, for less money. He told me I couldn’t build an oven.

The one he bought would hold about five pizzas. It also had room for one propane tank. It was either on or off, and had no temperature control. It also had no insulation between the inner and outer walls.

The ones I built, (10 of them), would hold about twenty pizzas. It had a pilot light, a temperature control, and held three propane tanks. They are made out of textured stainless steel, and are insulated. The cost of the materials was $ 900.00

The one in the photo is ten years old, and looks new.

Hope you enjoy this post!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2556 days ago

Enjoyin; enjoying!!

$1000 plus labour plus profit .. yah $3000… but it’s insulated… and controlled temp… yah. VERY cool.

So the pizza’s cook during delivery??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 2556 days ago

Hi Debie;

No we don’t cook them in there; but we could. People don’t like waiting for a delivery, only to end up with cold food. Bad for business.

It’s much easier to work with wood though!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2556 days ago

that sure would be a reason to buy this pizza—hot right up to the front door.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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TomFran

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#4 posted 2556 days ago

Lee, You are a man of many talents. This proves the maxim that “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

Great job! Thanks for sharing.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 2555 days ago

Ingenious, TomFran hit it on the nose you are a man of many talents, nice thinking. jockmike.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 2555 days ago

Debbie:

On the first delivery made with these ovens, it was snowing, and the store was extremely busy. Deliveries were taking about an hour and a half, even with twelve delivery guys.

So my brother in law was delivering too. Since he really didn’t know what temperature to set the oven to, he just guessed. At his first stop he was met by an angry man, (waiting for a pizza is annoying), saying that pizza better be hot. The box was actually smoldering as he handed it to the guy. He told him this was as hot as he could make it. That guy saw the box was ready to burst into flames, and started laughing. The ovens made a big impression on our customers.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 2555 days ago

Thank You Tom.

And I agree, necessity is a mother alright! LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 2555 days ago

Thanks Mike,

Always appreciate kind words.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 2555 days ago

Thats Hot!

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Bob Babcock

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#10 posted 2555 days ago

Very slick Lee. You remind me of my older brother. I often feel there is nothing he can’t do. Last year he converted a 40' airstream into a rolling garage for his race car and is spending this summer going to vintage races all across the country. He clamshelled the rear end for a ramp, and built all the super lightweight aluminum cabinetry. All while starting yet another company to build stand up paddle boards.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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oscorner

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#11 posted 2555 days ago

Thanks for the laugh. I can just see that box smoldering in the hands of your brother in law and the look on the guys face. Those are extremely nice… and to think the pizza places down here only need insulated pouches to carry the pizza. Of course, we only see snow by accident. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 2555 days ago

Thank you gentlemen, for the kind words.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Bill

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#13 posted 2555 days ago

Nice job Lee. Maybe you can say it is woodworking because you need pizza to fuel yourself? haha

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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woodspar

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#14 posted 2555 days ago

Great stuff!

-- John

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2555 days ago

we only get the insulated pouches around here as well, and in the winter we have a—winter!

Great story re: the angry client.
I’ve facilitated anger management programs for over ten years and there are two scenarios that ALWAY gets the room hopping. (Neither of them was about pizza)
1. People with 11 items and more in the “under 10 items” line at the stores.
2. People who order more than coffee in the drive-through at Tim Horton’s.

phew… some angry people out there :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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