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help with saggar firing

updated thu 16 nov 00


Stephani Stephenson on wed 15 nov 00

Tom Buck emailed me the following info after I posted to the list in
response to your saggar question.
In my post I stated that the tightly packed sawdust treated an
atmosphere around your pot devoid of oxygen.
In reality it is carbon , not carbon monoxide at this temp. as he states
Thanks Tom

Stephani Stephenson

Tom Buck wrote:
Just a chem note: tight packed sawdust will char and release fine
carbon particles and almost no Carbon Monoxide will form because the air

cannot access the inner layers where the pot(s) is/are. this is much
a heavy raku post-kiln reduction, too much sawdust too much black.