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bead furnace take III 
26th-Mar-2008 09:50 pm

heh. so i didn't goto festy-val this year. instead i stayed home and set fire to the back yard.

i turned this:

and WITHOUT bellows or other stupid labour intense devices, into this:

soz it's been such a long time between updates.

26th-Mar-2008 11:15 am (UTC)
phwaaa! awesome!
26th-Mar-2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
How? Why? (is it a kiln of sorts or just pretty)?

It is very pretty.

We had a hollow log burning upwards like that once. Nice.
26th-Mar-2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, very cool! What have you done for air if you don't have bellows? Some sort of motor? Or is it just clever flueing (is that a word?)

The boys got flaming plasma out the chimney of our oven this year, but not to that level at all.

Missed you at Festival, glad you were having fun.
27th-Mar-2008 11:04 am (UTC)
the heat in the furnace mass. it's entirely clamped down, and the only air into the fuel and heat is from the ventri system the top little pot part comprises.

the pot is from a picture kazzia took in a europe museum, and she told me was labeled 'beading furnace' .. i worked it from there...

unlikely it's right, but i had a _hot_ flame for a good hour or so! pitty it took 14hrs of stoking to get there ;)
26th-Mar-2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
You are such a cool geek. And scarily, you have a long lost twin studying at Adelaide Uni.
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