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u.p. woodfired kiln 2nd. firing six videos

updated sun 23 jan 11


gary navarre on fri 21 jan 11

Hey Folks,=3D0A=3D0A For those following along with how I'm learning to fir=
e th=3D
is pipe dream from my Hippie Days we are pretty much done using the Pignose=
now and switching the fire to the hobs ...=3D0A=3D0A
ch?v=3D3DawM477Mnhcg=3DA0 Time 12:15=3D0A=3D0A... and takes us to=3DA01300F=
. Next we =3D
start the full fire and take the chamber to about 2000F...=3D0A=3D0Ahttp://=
www.=3D Time 15:03=3D0A=3D0A Full fire continu=
es in =3D
part 8 and I refer to the pages in Pioneer Pottery on basic settings for th=
e Bourry box as a guide ...=3D0A=3D0A
AU Time 29:38=3D0A=3D0A... which seemed to work pretty good at gaining heat=
up =3D
front so I decided to start trying out a little secondary stoking in the do=
or stoke hole ...=3D0A=3D0A T=
ime 21=3D
:45=3D0A=3D0A As we should know by now time and patience is required to beg=
in t=3D
o get the rewards we hope for and cone 13 down up front is encouraging ... =
=3D0A=3D0A Time 28:58=3D0A=3D=
0A We also=3D
know cones down in front now require even more stamina and skill to move t=
hat heat into the mid and tail settings with side stoking the door and usin=
g the Pignose as an anagama stoke hole for a while...=3D0A=3D0Ahttp://www.y=
outu=3D Time 14:28=3D0A=3D0A So far so good eh? I ha=
d thes=3D
e stoke settings going on in the first firing but should have closed the ch=
imney cap and damper before taking a nap and loosing some momentum and heat=
. I also had similar settings and flames in the '86-'90 30cu.ft. version of=
this kiln with good glaze results so I'm getting closer to how things shou=
ld look, I hope.=3D0A=3D0A These videos have been a great aid for me to get=
e ideas on improving the kiln's details and how to fire. And for those of u=
s up North freezing our tushes off it was about 90F back then in May so enj=
oy and stay in there eh, it'll be warm again someday.=3D0A=3D0AGary Navarre=
avarre Pottery=3D0ANavarre Enterprises=3D0ANorway, Michigan, USA=3D0Ahttp:/=