What about putting a drop down table sort of thing, attached to the end of the slab roller. That way you can move it out of the way when using the kiln. Google has a number of images that could give you ideas.
I have been able to rub the pinholes out at greenware. Depending on what your mold looks like will depend on if your piece will crack. How many pieces is your mold? Is it mostly enclosed or have a large open area? I have had some luck on a 3 piece mold taking one side and the bottom off, leaving the other side horizontal with the piece still inside of it. Then putting the first side back on and flipping it and exposing the wetter side to air.
You can reclaim the botched and dried pieces - takes time, but it can be done.
It takes practice and time to make good slipware. Good luck