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Work Brigade 2016 – Day 6 (Sunday July 3)

Posted by Abby Silver

The finishing touches….Sun1

Built screens to sieve the clay to make a fine mortar to built the kiln roof.

Sun2

Kit and James are using the sieves.

Sun3

Took a walk and saw this pig on the road just taking a nap in a mud puddle!

Sun4

Grinding old bricks down into grog to add to the mortar. Yukky job!

Sun5

Constructing the roof to the kiln. Step 1: make a form from plywood and brace it up flush with the top of the kiln. Next, dip bricks in the hand-made mortar and stack them vertically on the form. Finally, place threaded rod around the bricks and tighten them together. The remaining slip was poured on top.

Sun6

A picture of the entire kiln and shed as of Sunday.

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