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up woodfired kiln seting load #5

updated wed 11 apr 12


gary navarre on tue 10 apr 12

So I finally got the chamber 3/4 full ...


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with mostly re-fires. There are some green bowls and vases here and there w=
ith a much more open setting except for the tail which I left as was so it =
would still restrict the heat flow out the stack. When I get the draft goin=
g I'll set the chimney cap to about 1/4-2/3 open and just add fuel and air =
and see what happens. =3D0A=3D0AThe front floor plain old pot shape pieces =
get the side stacked on shells treatment because that area gets so hot and=
ashy useful cups or bowls just don't happen. The glazed ware deeper in the=
load doesn't get so much ash so all I need to do on some is polish with so=
me 600 or 800 wet sand emery paper. I've been wondering how far I can go us=
ing lapidary grinding and polishing gear to smooth out the roughest areas o=
f glaze right where a lip would go on a handled cup. I see why you folks ma=
ke tea bowls without handles, there is usually at least one spot on the rim=
without an ash nasty so you can still drink out of it yet it looks like a =
rock with a hole scooped out. =3D0A=3D0A=3D0AGary Navarre=3D0ANavarre Potte=
arre Enterprises=3D0ANorway, Michigan, USA=3D0A
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