Measure out crushed Hebron clay, contaminated with coal and scoria.
Crushed clay slaked down in water.
Wet clay (slake for one week) scooped and screened (40 mesh).
Cleaned clay ready to be de-wetted.
A weekly rotation: 2 buckets slaked clay, 2 buckets screened clay.
Plaster tables ready for a new batch of screened clay.
Screened clay scooped onlto plaster tables.
Laying out clay "cakes."
Two tables full equals approximately 85 pounds.
Clay slabs removed from plaster table.
Into the Peter Pugger; mix and de-air.
Pugs, cut into 6 pound logs.
Two pugs per bag.
Bags stored in the root cellar.