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Monthly Archives: August 2014
I hoped I would finish today but I have run out of steam and am putting the kiln into overnight mode. The peak in #1 was 1100C so I am close.
I am closing in on room #1, #2 is a nice temperature. I have been drawing back every evening with only stoking large wood in the front and resuming regular stoking during the day.
This was the peak at about 48 hours.
This is about 40 hours into it. I have stepped up the pace and plan on finishing tomorrow. The high temperature is the first room.
Here is the state of the kiln, about 24 hours in. I could go much faster but I need a lot of drying out of the kiln. Also, this pace is nice. The higher temperature is the room #1.
I lit the fire last night. My plans are to go through to Saturday or Sunday. Unfortunately I won’t have my dog to keep me company this firing. The 142C photo is the first room, top, the 82C photo is … Continue reading
I will start the fire in the kiln this Thursday, the 28th. in the morning. I plan on warming the kiln till Saturday morning and then going full bore. Here is a Google Maps image from about 400 meters from … Continue reading
King, our Newfoundland dog, died yesterday. He was just over 9 years old. This photo was taken about 10 days ago.