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Pimp My Kiln

My kiln has been needing a little upgrade, and finally this week it got one. I started by taking out my grates.

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Cool, right? The steel is flaking away! They are truck axles and lasted 24 firings. After some axle hunting around Mitchell county, John and I were able to source 9 axles. 4 are from semis. They look great (grate?).

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Then it was time to tackle the bag wall. It’s been leaning towards the firebox more and more.

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John did the demolition. Gently! And it went well.

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Today I rebuilt the wall. It feels great to have it done. Yes, it’s leaning in towards the stacking space intentionally.

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Daniel Beck fabricated some dampers for me too. I love them! I’ve always used kiln shelves and have had breakage. Hooray for metal shelves!

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My kiln is in great shape, my wood is dry, and I’m right on track for this firing. Tomorrow I start wadding and loading. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Thanks for reading.

Comments

Karen Nakakihara

A job well done! Congratulations! It must a nice feeling to have your kiln back in order :o)

Courtney

Thanks Karen- it does feel good!