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Roman Furnace Project 2005: Glassworking Phase

Introduction ('Home')   Glassworking Phase   General Photographs   Pot Furnace Photographs

Tank Furnace Photographs   Annealing Oven and Glass Photographs   Glassblowing Photographs

1. Lighting the furnace. 2. The first hour.
3. The first hour. 4. The first hour.
5. Trying to maintain 100C. 6. Trying to maintain 100C.
7. Trying to maintain 100C. 8. Close-up of the fire.
9. The first night. 10. The second morning.
11. The crack in the tank. This eventually led to the failure of the tank to hold glass. 12. Baked potatoes!
13. The second day. 14. Another view of the crack in the tank.
15. Increasing the temperature. 16. Increasing the temperature.
17. Increasing the temperature - the gathering hole. 18. The stoke hole.
19. The stoke hole. 20. Flames from the gathering hole.
21. Fire exits! 22. View of the sandstone wall for channelling the air into the stoke hole.
23. View of the sandstone wall for channelling the air into the stoke hole. 24. View of the sandstone wall for channelling the air into the stoke hole.
19. The wall with the top removed. 20. The temperature indicators.
21. The failed attempt to fill the tank with glass. 22. A night view of the tank furnace.
23. The stoke hole. 24. The gathering hole.
25. The changing sandstone walls. 26. The changing sandstone walls.
27. Finally getting the sandstone wall right. Stoking and temperature maintainance now proceeds well. 28. Close-up of some of the cracks.
29. A view of the tank furnace. 30. Looking into the firing chamber.
31. Flames exiting the hole at the top. 32. The dying embers.
33. Ash in the firing chamber. 34. The tank furnace cooling down.

"If you build it, they will come."

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