Kiln construction : a brick by brick approach / Joe Finch.
By: Finch, Joe.Material type: BookPublisher: London : A&C Black, 2006Description: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780713670127 (pbk); 0812219848 (University of Pennsylvania Press).Subject(s): Kilns -- Design and constructionDDC classification: 738.136 Online resources: Table of contents only
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The purpose of this book is to dispel any concerns that many people have over kiln building and give them the confidence needed to build their own kilns, thus saving money and giving themselves great satisfaction and a better understanding of the workings of a kiln. This book is a comprehensive guide to building kilns.
Kiln Construction serves as a guide to kiln-building in a user-friendly way. It offers a thorough grounding in the basics and then examines three kilns in depth - brick by brick. These designs, showing gas, oil and wood-fire d kilns, have been thoroughly tried and tested and are in regular use b y well-known potters. Each of the kilns has diagrams and photos showing every step along the way.
This comprehensive guide to building kilns contains not only information on kiln building including methods, materials, fuels and kiln furniture, but it is also filled with step-by-step illustrations and instructions showing every facet of the building process. It takes you through every stage of kiln construction brick by brick, making kiln building not only possible, but easy for all.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch. 1. What kiln to build? -- Ch. 2. Location -- Ch. 3. Health and safety -- Ch. 4. Materials -- Ch. 5. Kiln design -- Ch. 6. Tools -- Ch. 7. Kiln construction -- Ch. 8. Preparing the kiln for packing and firing -- Ch. 9. Temperature measurement -- Ch. 10. Kiln firing -- Ch. 11. Possible problems -- The kilns -- Wood-fired kiln -- Wood and gas kiln -- Gas kiln -- Appendix of kiln materials.
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