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colors for pit fire

updated sat 29 apr 00


Dana Henson on fri 28 apr 00

I'm WAY behind on keeping up with the mail. About ten days ago I noticed the
thread that focused on how to get color, especially red, in a pit fire. I have
had great luck sprinkling red copper oxide directly onto the pieces. The
"reds" vary from a bit of real red but mostly is a rich a
deep red wine.

Again, thanks to everyone who responded to my question regarding the residue
that I had been getting on my pieces from the pit fire. I have done two large
pit fires since, did not use pine---only hardwood, and it worked! No residue!

Happily anticipating the next pit fire....

Dana Henson
Denton, TX