Old kiln

I just turned off my kiln. It has been fired 1340 times. Built in 1974. Propane, catenary arch. See an older version in Rhodes “Kiln Book”
I have discovered the way to get a perfectly even firing.
Use only one set of cones.
Michael Cohen

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4 Responses to “Old kiln”


  1. 1 Alex Solla August 23, 2010 at 2:57 AM

    Smartass. lol. After 1340 firings, I think you know that kiln inside and out, and then some.

  2. 2 Tiffany Hilton August 29, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Michael – Good advice…I’ll have to try that next time šŸ˜‰
    -Tiff

  3. 3 Steve Earp September 16, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Chuck Hindes once told me a sure fire way to get the last cone to drop every single time: at the height of the firing, stick a metal rod in there and gently push it over…

  4. 4 Barbara Walch January 3, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Geez Micheal, you’re a genius. I wish I’d thought of that years ago!


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