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blackware firing

updated sat 10 jul 99


Kurt Wild on fri 9 jul 99

This may not be the simple answer to blackware firing techniques that
some might like to see. However, here it is -- get a copy of Leon
Nigrosh's book LOW FIRE and find the section on my triple drum firing
method. I know of at least one person who followed the information in
the book and was successful without ever contacting me personally.

Since the book was published I converted the "triple drum kiln" to gas.
I constructed the outer drum with hardware cloth lined with ceramic
fiber, left a hole in all drums for a pyrometer and can regulate and
fire as hot or as cool as I wish.

I once measured the temp in a bonfire with a pyrometer and found the
temp in the very hotest coals was just about 1600 degrees F. Never did
measure the temp in my wood fired triple drum kiln though.
Kurt Wild
1000 E. Cascade Ave.
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: 715-425-5715
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