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FrogBlog — Paragon Kiln - GL 24ADTSD

Undercover Heat Work; Top Fire, Side Fire, Both?

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Undercover Heat Work; Top Fire, Side Fire, Both?

I've been doing this kiln forming thing for almost 15 years now, so you'd think that I'd have it ingrained in my brain when I need heat from the top and when I need heat from the side. Recently I was attempting a new project that was 3" x 3" thick by 6" long.  It was dammed with clay dams and then heavily bricked to keep the dams in place. I concentrated hard on making sure the firing schedule was pristine and the annealing was generous and smart. i never even considered the heat work issues. I was blissfully ignorant! The...

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