portable raku kiln plans for isofrax fabric I'm looking for help, diagrams, information about building a raku
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:22 PM
I do not know about your lost plans but I would make the cart from metal not wood as thats a fire hazard.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:22 PM
RAKU a Practical Approach by Steve Branfman
and Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques by James C. Watkins & Paul Andrew Wandless.
The plans may not be the same as you had originally, but if your expanded metal sheet is flexible and easily cut with metal shears, both books have information that should help you on your way. Both books have plans for top loading kilns, and also for kilns that have to be lifted to access the fired work. If you are planning on firing without assistance, I suggest the top loading models.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:53 PM
channel iron frame top with pulleys to support the chamber to open the kiln.
It worked great . The one in my gallery shows a kiln with pulleys supported by pulleys on the ceiling in my kiln shed. this kiln is featured in 21st century Kilns by Mel Jacobson.
I use inch thick fiber but I don't expect that to fire very well to cone 6. possibly if the fiber were 2 inches thick but you run the of cooling too quickly.
let us know how this plan develops.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:15 AM
Here are two photos. One is of a frame using channel iron that fits together and breaks down to be portable. This one was at my studio in Montana The other is the interior of my current raku kiln in Texas.