Never got around to posting these. And I will be brief. Someday i will put it all together.
Digging the "clay" . Truth be known it is more silty than clay. It is what we have. Willifred digging the clay and pounding into fine clumps.
Close up of the sand.
The first part is getting the moisture out of the bricks. Above picture it is mostly steam rising out of the bricks. It takes about 48 hours
or more for the moisture to get out of the 28,000 bricks. Then the heat needs to rise slowly up to 1300F