30 Aug '17, 6pm

Hackaday Prize Entry: An Open Source Kiln

[S] is correct the iron acts like a flux, this is why, generally speaking, the red clays are earthenware and fire at a a lower temperature. So far the project is mostly a howto for making bricks, there is no real kiln happening, however the diagram indicates that he is going about it the wrong way around, literally. You want to build a bell shaped structure in a steel frame that you can raise and lower with a overhead winch. This design holds heat much better. Also with the bricks try having a gradient in the blend so that the inner, hot, face is as high as possible in the lightweight material and there is more clay on the outer face where the greater structural strength is required.

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