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wood fired glassblowing 
17th-Nov-2008 08:36 pm

 so we've started with a bit of a pictorial journey with colour of fire. 150, 820, 850, 900, 1029, 1029, 1029.
hooray.
mostly looking into the top chamber


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 then we move into the 'doing things' piktchas.

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 this is a series about the body movement

that occurs when at play (as a glassblower)




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 now some time for some random things


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these last 4 shots are (i think) important. the above two shot how changing the venting really clears the door port. you kinda want this weird positive pressure thing. when there's too much flame, open the venting. we have just stoked the fire in a major way, and there's always an exciting display. below left shows the display in full flight. the exhaust is wide open. then pik on the right shows the exhaust locked nearly closed. the fire has settled down and the g hole is HEAPS hotter. it eventually held 1050ish for 3 hrs. recon i coulda got 1150 within another 2 hrs, then held that.
  

overall i felt it was much more controlled.
i didn't spend nearly as much time fecking with the furnace, it wasn't (overly) chewing wood, and, something else.
i used about a third of the wood i did last time.
(go me and massive ljs ;)

Comments 
22nd-Nov-2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
this one never showed on my friends page - only the one before and after it. i love how you recline on your chair like a great master and minions do stuff near you ;)
23rd-Nov-2008 07:21 am (UTC)
i thought this one had been a bit stealth. it was right when lj shut down for a few hrs.

yeah, minions are cool. ;)
24th-Nov-2008 11:17 am (UTC)
lj is not reliable like it used to be, my friend. like back in the good old days. lots of people no longer see my posts on their friends page, so i now assume i don't see lots of stuff either - and i don't. about every two weeks i just go individually into people's journals and catch up on everything that doesn't show up. *shrug* - in case you think, like me, that sometimes people hate you ;)
23rd-Nov-2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Glad to see that the bench the guys made is still being put to good use!
24th-Nov-2008 02:58 am (UTC)
It's all about the fire...
24th-Nov-2008 03:03 am (UTC)
Way cool stuff. I wish I could have seen it, it looks like loads of fun.
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