|October 1st 2012, it's a miracle because I have a dream team all in place and booked to help me build my kiln.
Laying the floor with cement blocks.
|measuring distances with the wooden frame
|Daniel was the designer of the kiln and played the most important role
|Me, mixing mortar. Alot more to go.
|Hard brick walls are going up before the floor. I would have finished the floor before starting the walls.
J-D's technique. A very good idea.
|Jean-David, a friend and a masson taught us many tricks of the trade.
Insulating the floor before putting the bricks.
|Great team work. Starting the arch.
|More work on the arch putting a fireclay and grog mix between bricks.
|The arch is done. It took 2 days to finish it.
|A great moment, removing the frame and seeing if it all holds together.
|Looks good and straight!
|Bryan and Veronik (left) taking care of the roof to come.
|Building the door. Pascale (inside) helping with the scrapping inside the kiln.
|The door is finished and Daniel has the pleasure and honour to bang the clef de voûte.
|Stephane(with mask) helping with the insulation of the arch.
|covering the kiln with mortar. (me)
J-D (left) getting the chimeney started. the chimeney is 2 thicknesses of soft brick.
|David, also a masson, was a huge help all along
|The chimeney being finished with cement block on the outside and 2 thicknesses of soft bricks on the inside.
|It's the last day. The kiln and the door and the chimeney are all finished. It was a long day.