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July 2012 - Posts

Laying the bricks
Masking tape marks out the floor plan. This is the chimney end. In Cambodia the kiln would be built on compacted sand. Care is taken to choose a site that will not flood. In the Massachusetts the preference is to build on a concrete pad reinforced with Read More...
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 10:42 AM by rackm | 0 Comments
Making progress building the kiln
A thin piece of plywood is bent as a guide for building a sturdy wooden arch form that will support the bricks temporarily during construction. One course of arch bricks are laid up dry on the arch form to verify the layout. This is a sprung arch, held Read More...
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 9:55 AM by rackm | 0 Comments