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lighting the pignose

updated thu 8 dec 11


gary navarre on tue 6 dec 11

Seems to me I've slacked off getting the kiln ready for =3D

Hey Folks,=3D0A=3D0A=3DA0Seems to me I've slacked off getting the kiln read=
y for =3D
a firing and had to clear snow from around the front ...=3D0A=3D0Ahttp://pu=
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ed up the door ...
r-bricking-test.html=3D0A=3D0A... so I could burn out a small patch of ice =
formed on the floor at the door after a drip left a wet spot. Next a can o=
f lit charcoal was spread out in the Pignose and gotten ready for a load of=
sticks and small logs ...
lod4/spreading-coals-2.html=3D0A=3D0A=3DA0The front is bricked up and a lit=
tle ai=3D
r is let in to keep a small blaze going ...
ca/kpap/upwk2011lod4/loaded-with-fuel-1.html=3D0A=3DA0=3D0AIt will slowly s=
moke o=3D
ut moisture from the (door) bricks that got snowed on and warn the chamber =
so I can add some shelves and the wadding will dry before freezing ...=3D0A=
html=3D0A=3D0A=3D0AIn a couple hours the temperature is above 100F but can =
be eas=3D
ily kept below 212 so I don't blow up any green clay in the load ... =3D0A=
html=3D0A=3D0ANow I need to decide if I want to put handles on some cup sha=
pes =3D
or get them and some taller pots dried, glazed, dried again, and loaded. I'=
ve got plenty of handled cups and I'm getting itchy to fire so I might flip=
a coin and go for it. =3D0A=3D0A=3D0ALater, stay tuned and stay in there e=
=3D0AGary Navarre=3D0ANavarre Pottery=3D0ANavarre Enterprises=3D0ANorway, M=
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