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Colonel Potter

Member Since 28 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active May 21 2013 12:17 PM
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Home Built Wood Fire Kiln

30 July 2010 - 06:31 PM

I've seen in several magazines where people have successfully fired a small home built wood fired kilns out of used old kilns. I have an old thin Skutt that no longer works that I thought I would insulate with 1" fiber on the inside and after a single fire, coat with ITC and see what happens. I figured a used large wood stove would suffice for a fire box. I'm just trying to decide if I should set the round kiln up as a down draft, cross draft or updraft kiln. (my neighbors are going to hate me!) The fire marshall lives next door and is encouraging me to give it a try. Anyone try this out yet?

Additives To Cone 6 Clay To Make It Cone 10

22 July 2010 - 03:37 PM

I hate to see good clay being thrown away. I work at a place where I can process a lot of clay quickly. All of my 20 glazes are cone 10. Any one have methods to add something to cone 6 b mix to make it fire to cone 10.

I don't sit idle so for my first 50 pounds I added 10% EPK, 10% fire clay to the dried and broken up b-mix. Do you think that will work to cone 10? I will let you know.