I haven't been missing in action. I've been lugging bricks for the wood kiln. Here is a picture of the foot print of the kiln. Geez, it looks huge. Pretty well takes up the entire building. When you look at the foot print of a wood kiln you can see the engine or firebox is rather substantial. Combine that with a large chimney and the pot department is rather small. When you consider there will be 30,000 pounds of refractories to fire a few hundred pounds of pots it puts it all into perspective. I thought in this blog I will highlight some of the details being considered. Notice the checkered hardbrick/softbrick base for the chimney. Donovan feels that an entire layer of softies run the risk of being crushed over time by the weight of the chimney.