JBaymore wrote:That is a far better design that that manabigama thing you had. I think you'll be VERY happy you made the change.
Thanks John and Debunix,
I couldn't agree more. I have the wide firebox like a noribigama, the ash dispersing abilities and heat constrictions of an anagama and "walk-in to load" settings in the design. I will have the first two stacks basically doubled, where my best stuff comes from and no more cool top back corner because ... there is no top back corner any more.
I have almost doubled my chamber size as well. I also think my third stack will be almost as hot as the front with the "funneling" from the anagama design.
The folks from the Everson Museum came out today and LOVED my set up! They wondered how many people I could stand at a time. They hoped 20 wouldn't be too many at once. They booked a group visit for the middle of October already. They warned me it's not good to be popular with the Everson, saying that there will be groups that want to come out all the time! The view, our country home, the studio and kiln, all make it a wonderful experience! Not too shabby, huh?
Sounds like a win - win to me !