Kiln

I use a wood-fired "groundhog" kiln of my own design which I built in 1999. It is a modification of the traditional Catawba Valley kiln. I increased the height for more stacking space, added side stoking holes for more even temperature and tapered the rear of the kiln to the chimney. A typical firing cycle is 18 hours using yellow pine.

 

 

 
 
 
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