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The goal of this project is to replace my ailing wood kiln with a kiln fueled by waste vegetable oil.
The goal of this project is to replace my ailing wood kiln with a kiln fueled by waste vegetable oil.
61 backers pledged $4,260 to help bring this project to life.

Stretcher Goal - $3750

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I'm so overwhelmed by the support and encouragement I've received so far!  Since there are still 22 days to go and the funding is already well over 100% I thought I would add a Stretch Goal to let everyone know where that extra money will go.  The base funding covers the cost of a basic 8x10 kiln shed and the materials for the kiln.  There are a few things that I had intended to do in the future that would be made possible with this stretch goal:
1) Expand the sides of the kiln shed for weather protection and storage area for kiln furniture and oil storage.
2) Increase capacity of oil storage so I could store enough fuel for multiple firings.
3) A streamlined oil transport system.  The oil has to be transferred from 55 gallon barrels to barrels in the back of my truck, then trasferred out and filtered into the final holding barrels.  I would like to mechanize this process as much as possible using pumps.  This would save a lot of time and strain on the back from bailing all that oil. 

So that's my stretch goal, I'd love to make these things happen!  We're already well on the way there!

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