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Iron Smelting Experiment - 2004

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View of the right side. Cracking of the smelter body durring firing are easy to see. One benefit of the sand layer is that it will run into the cracks if these get to large. The high temperatures on the interior fuses the sand to help seal the crack.

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Text © Darrell Markewitz, 2017
Photographs © Neil Peterson, 2017

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