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gathering more fuel and still firing the kiln videos

updated fri 7 jan 11


gary navarre on thu 6 jan 11

Hey Folks,=3D0A=3D0A My grand kids got me some Cabela long johns and heavie=
r sh=3D
irts for my birthday and Christmas and they are just enough to take the edg=
e off the cold so I probably won't take them off until May. The great bless=
ing though is I can now take advantage of the days getting longer and work =
outside in the woods making kiln fuel without getting cold ...=3D0A=3D0Ahtt=
p://=3D time 7:31=3D0A=3D0Aand for som=
e shots =3D
in Fotki of the new wood pile developing ...=3D0A=3D0Ahttp://public.fotki.c=
indaUP/ca/gf/mmkf/ =3D0A=3D0A We had a bit of a thaw last week so I found m=
f dry setting bricks over the expanded Bourry firebox and ended up making a=
pretty good solution to how much I could corbel in by using one 12"x24" si=
licon carbide kiln shelf and covering it with IFB pieces ...=3D0A=3D0Ahttp:=
=3D0A=3D0A For those out there still interested in my second firing there a=
re t=3D
hree new video segments making up parts 4 & 5 ...=3D0A=3D0Ahttp://www.youtu=
om/watch?v=3D3DAsNd6Vky5x8 time 12:23 We see more Pignose stoking taking u=
s =3D
slightly past 500F.=3D0A=3D0A
28:21 This clip has been shortened from over 1.5 hours to something I hope=
will hold your attention. Right away I get you to watch the pyrometer whil=
e I climb the stack to see if I want to start a chimney cap. It seems I lef=
t the JVC recording one complete Pignose stoke burn while I went inside the=
house and farted around for an hour. When I return we add more fuel and ch=
eck the rise to 575F.=3D0A=3D0A
bI tim=3D
e 13:37 This is kind of neat because it is dark out and I'm wearing the xx=
large hooded shirt my pal Dave Dombrowski gave me when I last visited down=
below. Makes me look like a sorcerer. I'm stoking a bunch of little stuff =
I want to get rid of so it is not underfoot and we see an amazing 200 degre=
e rise in under 15 minutes. Lots more fire in this one if you like that sor=
t of thing.=3D0A=3D0A Well that's it for now folks. I have the flood lights=
on =3D
out there and some good bundles of Spruce and Balsam sticks to sort into st=
oking lumber so thanks for watching and stay in there eh.=3D0A=3D0AGary Nav=
=3D0ANavarre Pottery=3D0ANavarre Enterprises=3D0ANorway, Michigan, USA=3D0A=