another one down

Adios Pantalones Posted By Adios Pantalones, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:42 PM

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  1. Adios Pantalones

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  2. Cowboy Billy

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    Now Thats a Fire!!!!! Are you close to the water it looks like a light house from here. Hope your chimney is ok!

    Billy
     
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    LOL- chimney is designed for it. No creosote issues- that's for sure
     
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    Is that one or two Super Cedars?
     
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    Those burgers must have been way over done.
     
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    3 seconds on each side- perfect
     
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    I really enjoy the pics of when you fire that monster up. Thanks AP! Rick
     
  8. Bobbin

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    Jeez, "smahten up"! it means the Mongol horde is about to descend and destroy us utterly. :)

    What were you firin' up inside that work shop, Adios.?
     
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    Bobbin- about 200 pots. I'll post pics after I open it (will be cool enough Weds or Thurs).
     
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    Are they going to be a creepy as your avatar? (only kidding)

    The metal roof makes very good sense. Is cooling the kiln down gradually an important part of the firing/curing process?
     
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    My avatar was one of those pots. I was sort of going for creepy. Cooling down to about 1700 F is important, as it effects crystal sizes and the texture of some glazes (some want it slow, some fast). Cooling through about 1050 F slowly is important because the quartz undergoes a crystal structure change- too fast and pots crack.

    Blimp- maybe. I have passive dampers at the back- chimney flow may be diverted by pulling out a brick to leave an open hole. Fresh air is introduced with any hot unburned gases, which creates an afterburner type dealio that cleans out the smoke. It's a secondary combustion system.
     
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    LOL- that's Shamus - when they're not playing they're sleeping.

    I misread a post above- I used to have a creepy vase as my avatar... Firing makes for a long weekend- I'm still recovering (my hands hurt for days)
     
  13. timfromohio

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    Got any of those wicked cool looking mugs in that firing?
     
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    I'm still sniffing at a garlic keeper.
     
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    I have about 100 mugs in this firing. about 1/2 the money I make at shows is mugs. I like making them, but the volume required means that I tell myself "OK- make 20 mugs, then you have dessert". Dessert is a big textured vase or something sculptural.
     
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    Or a super special one of a kind garlic keeper for Jags?? :lol:
     
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    ... shaped like an outhouse
     
  18. Bobbin

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    I definitely think that vase you used as your avatar was borderline creepy. Very cool, but definitely creepy. If I were you I'd consider coming up a hanging version and planting it with Poison Ivy.

    Thanks for explanation of the cooling process and how it can affect glazes. When I was in Jr. High we did some pottery using a wheel. I liked the idea of it, but the feel of the clay on my hands bothered me... too drying (preferred papier mache).
     
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    I'm a sucker for a nice mug. I have a small collection in a cabinet and every Saturday morning pick one out for my coffee - best coffee of the week. Coffee tastes better out of a nice, handmade mug. I have to confess I'm also cheap and gravitate towards the mugs ...
     
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    Mugs are accessible price-wise, but they are also the most personal thing people buy. The amount of time people spend with them makes them different, so when a "mug person" buys one I feel pretty lucky.
     
  21. PapaDave

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    You know, AP, I was wondering what that red/orange glow in the night sky was.
    Now I'll know, ....AP's firing up the kiln.
     
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    What's the deal with the roof setup where the chimney comes through? Is that to cool the chimney or the shop?
     
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    The shed is actually open-sided. I was worried about the chimney heat combusting the beams there. The chimney has insulation around it and the beams have flashing for a heat shield. The open roof allows airflow to further prevent heating of the rafters.
     
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