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Posted By Adios Pantalones,
Sep 13, 2010 at 12:42 PM
Now Thats a Fire!! Are you close to the water it looks like a light house from here. Hope your chimney is ok!
LOL- chimney is designed for it. No creosote issues- that's for sure
Is that one or two Super Cedars?
Those burgers must have been way over done.
3 seconds on each side- perfect
I really enjoy the pics of when you fire that monster up. Thanks AP! Rick
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.?
Bobbin- about 200 pots. I'll post pics after I open it (will be cool enough Weds or Thurs).
curious= is that hot enough to properly burn tires?
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?
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.
ur avatar looks like Chloe going thru rehab?
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)
Got any of those wicked cool looking mugs in that firing?
I'm still sniffing at a garlic keeper.
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.
Or a super special one of a kind garlic keeper for Jags?? :lol:
... shaped like an outhouse
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).
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 ...
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.
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.
What's the deal with the roof setup where the chimney comes through? Is that to cool the chimney or the shop?
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.