Wednesday, June 25, 2008

And More Bricks!

We worked again this week in What Cheer. Yesterday's project was taking down the old kiln's firebox. That salty old kiln is incredibly strong! As you can see here, we mined all of the brick underneath the firebox before taking it down. We walloped the (unmoving) firebox with a sledgehammer before finally just prying it apart chunk by chunk with a crowbar and hammer. The platform Joe is standing on is spanning a channel full of water that used to be the kiln's exit flue. Charley thought the stinky green water was wonderful for dipping!

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