Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Last chance!

I'm taking my etsy shop offline Thursday morning as I'll be headed out of town for a week.  If you'd like something before Christmas now is the time to get after it!  The sales on etsy have been really good this year and I'm appreciative of those of you who have supported me. 

In other news, I still have one last wood firing slated, I was supposed to fire it off in early November but we've had some crazy weather patterns here so I've been holding off.  Hopefully I'll get if fired off soon!  I've been thinking about rebuilding my kiln as a downdraft and switching to waste oil fired salt glaze.  I've spent a plethora of time the last few weeks learning everything I can about oil burners and waste oil firing.  I've come up with a design for a burner that should be relatively efficient and high in BTU's.  I won't get a chance to fire it up until after the holidays but I plan on doing a little video to show how it works.  It seemed overwhelmingly complicated at first but when you break it down it is really straightforward.  

This is the burner without the fan attached.  It is a siphon and/or gravity feed model mixed with compressed air. 

Cheers and happy holidays!

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