Our New Earthen Oven – Part 3

Today was a good day! The chimney is finished and we are pleased with everything so far. It is time for the first firing as I want to test the chimney and also to fire a small piece of my insulation to see how it performs. The insulation is a liquid clay slip mixed with sawdust. Once the sawdust burns out it leaves pockets of air which provide the insulative effect. Once I am satisfied with the insulation we will add a blanket of it 6 inches around the entire dome. Then it is time for the plastering and the finishing touches of a clay paint. More updates coming real soon!

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