Sunday, November 08, 2009

Kiln Building Update 11/8

On Saturday, Andres, David, and Santiago came to help our kiln building again. We worked on exit flue and chimney. Lots of bricks, sand and kiln clay, and lots of cutting bricks. It must be very tiring and a lot of work, but those guys seemed having joy (and also backache after work).It was the last Saturday with Andres and he is going to back to Estonia next week. We will miss those wonderful Saturdays with Andres very much. I cooked very ordinary Japanese dishes for lunch and made one plate for everyone, and we had fun lunch time together. We will miss Saturday Lunch with him, too.

David and Andres almost finished David's new wood kiln. It's just a month since they started stacking bricks, and they built a very beautiful kiln.

Thank you very much for your help. We are very lucky people who learned a lot from Andres, and we will pround of ourselves that we are in "Team Andres".

On Sunday, we worked on exit flue part. We have used so many bricks for Anagama, second and third chambers, but we saved longer bricks for this area as a lid. Chimney will need probably three or four more pallets of bricks, and hope we have enough to get all work done.

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