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Don Reitz used to tumble stack.

I had a great video saved but can't find it on this new win10 desktop.

Searching again this morning reminds what a character he was.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/archives-american-art/2018/07/06/acquisitions-don-reitz-papers/

some tumble stacking in the first few minutes - loading starts around 1:30

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8 hours ago, C.Banks said:

Don Reitz used to tumble stack.

I had a great video saved but can't find it on this new win10 desktop.

Searching again this morning reminds what a character he was.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/archives-american-art/2018/07/06/acquisitions-don-reitz-papers/

some tumble stacking in the first few minutes - loading starts around 1:30

Thank you Dick. Spirit lifting on a rainy Sunday morning

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Thank you for the link and YouTube link.  There is not a lot of information out there that's easy to find.

I'm going to tumble stack in the front part of my train kiln.  I'll be stacking it in the morning.  I stacked the back of the kiln today.  I would not be doing this, but I have a guy that's bean after me to makes him a bunch of peaces.

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3 hours ago, saltedfire said:

Thank you for the link and YouTube link.  There is not a lot of information out there that's easy to find.

I'm going to tumble stack in the front part of my train kiln.  I'll be stacking it in the morning.  I stacked the back of the kiln today.  I would not be doing this, but I have a guy that's bean after me to makes him a bunch of peaces.

You should share pictures if it's ok.

I enjoy living vicariously through other peoples kilns.

;)

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I ended up loading the front with a bunch of tall stuff like I normally do.  I woke up this morning to an email from a designer from up north with a list of the type of stuff shes looking for.  I would rather do what I'm 90% sure I have a sale for than something that might not work and I might be able to sell right away.

I just stuck a weed burner in it on low.  I'll toss some wood in it about 3am and bring it to life.

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The best way to learn tumble stacking is to do it with someone who knows how. In addition to learning the basic physical process of creating a stable tumble stack, you need to be aware of how the stacking affects flame path, and how that affects kiln performance and the look of the pots. There's a lot that goes into a good tumble stack. You're not going to learn that from a book or YouTube video. Either invite someone with experience to help with your kiln, or take a wood firing workshop somewhere.

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About 15 years ago I had a gust potter for a winter and we did a few tumble stack firings in the kiln.  I know it's going to take a few firings to get the flame path right.

I was mostly wanting to crash read or watch to help bring back information.

I'll play around with it one day.

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