• Kiln schedule

    The program I came up with was 7 stages and started off with a 6 hour preheat @ 200 degrees F with a temperature rise of 60 degrees per hour, so it took about 2 hours to get to 200 degrees.
    I had also placed the four lion blocks but not the cherub in the kitchen oven overnight @ 150-160 degrees.

    Then it continued with segments 2 through 7:

    S2- 80 deg/hour to 280 deg
    S3- 100 deg/hour to 550 deg
    S4- 80 deg/hour to 750 deg
    S5- 150 deg/hour to 1100 deg
    S6- 180 deg/hour to 1700 deg
    S7- 80 deg/hour to 2060 deg with a 10 minute hold @ 2060 deg.

    Total time: 24:20

    The cherub blew out, th elions all came out perfect.

    So I adjusted that for the next load which is already complete and should be cool enough to remove in the morning.
    The change is:

    Starting off with an 8 hour preheat @ 195 degrees F with a temperature rise of 60 degrees per hour, so it took about 2 hours to get to 195 degrees from room temperature.

    Then it continued as before, with segments 2 through 7:

    S2- 80 deg/hour to 280 deg
    S3- 100 deg/hour to 550 deg
    S4- 80 deg/hour to 750 deg
    S5- 150 deg/hour to 1100 deg
    S6- 180 deg/hour to 1700 deg
    S7- 80 deg/hour to 2060 deg with a 10 minute hold @ 2060 deg.

    Total time: 26:29

    In addition, the four lion blocks and this time the cherub were all placed in the kitchen oven @ 150-160 degrees F for 10 hours before placing them in the kiln.
    They should have been bone dry by all that, and if not, the 8 more hours @ 195 degrees should ensure it!