Saturday 22 September 2007

Arch Fiend

We finished the walls, cut the skew bricks and set them in place at the point from which the arch springs, built the metal frame and attached it. The chimney is going through the roof as promised. We built the arch former and put it in place BUT........

The size and shape of the arch is crucial, and even if you've got the sums right, if you use a thick pencil or cut on the wrong side if the pencil line, or don't allow for the thickness of the veneer, the arch former can be the wrong size. The best part of the afternoon was spent fixing the problem and we had to pull stumps because of light. SO.... we will finish on Saturday.

The sasukenei kiln is almost finished too, so stay tuned for final finish photos!

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