New old kiln II

Here`s the kiln after I got everything in place and cleaned up. Yep, those lids were actually blue…

Here`s the interior, is it not beautiful? (It`s best if you hear the previous sentence uttered by Fozzie Bear, or perhaps Grover). I know pretty much nothing about electric kilns, but to me those elements look really clean and hardly fired.

The lid is operated by an interesting, simple mechanism wherein as you screw the handle down the lid is lifted by the arm and can be swung away from the top of the kiln. This also allows for nice control of the opening of the top during firing. When I first saw this setup I kind of poo pooed it, but after assembling and trying it out, it seems to really work well.