A fun update on all three
Excitement builds as bricks lay heavy in my mind.
In a good way.
Building a pit-fire kiln has tickled the daydreaming niches of possibilities.
Almost every day.
This book is hard to find
But I bought it anyway.
And this Blog
Inspired me in many ways!
Always thought it would be fashionable to wear one of these – especially with the bold colors, strong patterns, with some hanging chains of some kind of functionality and maybe even a throwing axe? LOL
Yes, the next step towards converting an electric kiln to a Raku kiln is getting a burner kit. A few options exist, including the:
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Raku Burner Kit from Axner.com
Next steps for electric kiln to Raku conversion:
- Remove the wire elements
- Fill in or patch areas where soft (insulating) brick is thin or missing
- Drill hole in metal and insulating bricks… maybe at a slight angle so the fire/flames circulate inside the kiln OR keep straight on. Either way it may be important to have an angled soft (insulating) brick to direct the flames to affect more wares
- Refit the lid with ceramic fiber and/or other do other repairs.
- Add wheels to the kiln stand
- Secure the kiln to the kiln stand
- Create a wooden ramp from the kiln storage area to the outside
- Bonus: Possibly create a lid-sliding feature to act as a quick storage feature when opening the kiln during a fire
- *During this time, I’ll start collecting dried organic combustibles, including, but not limited to: newspaper, sawdust, pine needles, and dried leaves. Closer to the firing time I plan to use discarded banana peels too. The great thing about this is to experiment (with care).
Raku note, tidbits and infor:
Blog, tips: https://www.lickinflames.com/raku.html