Friday, October 18, 2013

The Journey to a New Soda Kiln -- A Photo Journey Part 2 -- The New Kiln

Laying the kiln floor on the cement pad

Building up the walls

Higher and higher they go

The cage gets welded in to support the walls
Laying in the form for the arch

Supporting the arch with more bricks
The inside of the arch form

Welding more support bars to "the cage"

The bricks go down for the arch -- note the sequence number on the brick

Doug "Kiln Builder" Jeppeson inspecting the bricks.  Notice the round bars that are screwed into the steel frame to keep the kiln "square"?

Arch is up -- form is out!


First firing completed too -- results are pretty amazing!