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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 
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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