I'm making some good progress on the kiln. It took me awhile to get the firebox sorted out, the hard brick are a 1/16" difference in height than the softbrick. That doesn't sound like much but 4 courses up it would be a 1/4" off so this has to be taken care of right off the bat. Once I got up to the floor level things sped up a bit. It doesn't look all that big in the photo but thing is monstrous to me. When its finished it will over 5' wide, 8' long and over 8" from the ground to the top of the chamber(though the chamber itself will be just over 5' inside). I've never built or fired a kiln this large before, when I was in college it was a small program so the kilns were small. I suppose it will be weird to commit that much work to a kiln at first.