The walls are done! This morning we were still only beginning the walls, but by the evening we were about to start the final layer on which the arch rests.
The outer layer is of hard fire brick with an inner layer of insulating fire brick
The chimney is above the arch level now.
Sasase san is working on the arch former and Yoneyama san has brick laying down to fine art.
Tomorrow the arch should go up, the frame will go on, and the chimney will go through the roof!
Kusakabe sans team worked on into the night and finished the arch and fire box. Just the chimney and frame left to go. Lets hope its all finished by tomorrow arvo!