Primitive Technology: Fired Clay Bricks

Primitive Technology: Fired Clay Bricks


Digging clay for brick mold Crushing old pottery for grog Mixing grog into clay Forming the brick mold, adding a tab for lifting It’s 25 cm by 12.5 cm 25 cm x 12.5 cm x 6.25 cm Into the kiln Fire a large pot at the same time (so as not to waste fire wood) Cover with old pottery Fire sticks The pottery itself must glow incandescent red or hotter to be properly fired Fired mold ready to make bricks Digging a clay pit Clay from the creek bank Into the pit Water Treading clay Picking out stones Forming bricks Sprinkling wood ash down to stop the bricks sticking to the ground Tip: soak mold in water/wood ash solution so the clay slides out of the mold easily It rained a lot during this project, the hut was essential in keeping the bricks dry Staking bricks around fire to dry further Cutting some bricks with a bark string to form half bricks Drying bricks out with help of forge blower Turning bricks so they dry faster Stacking next lot around the fire This is only to dry them out. Firing them properly will come later Bricks visibly drying Mining More clay (stop motion for dramatic effect) Collecting standing dead wood Breaking up fire wood Assembling small brick kiln for firing experiment Kiln is 50 cm tall and inside is a 25 cm square cross section Note the brick ledges, this is what the bricks to be fired will sit on (instead of a grate) Only 4 bricks will be fired, I tried 6 but it didn’t let the flames pass through enough. Always ensure at least a fingers width between bricks. Flames moving between bricks nicely At about 30 minutes I added bricks to the top to help keep the heat in while still letting the draft flow through Too much wood chokes kiln of air, cooling it. To little, and the kiln cools down due to lack of fuel. Just watch the flame and the pottery glowing and adjust as necessary. Adding more bricks to keep the heat in while allowing a gap for the flames to come through Clay must glow incandescent red or hotter, otherwise it will dissolve in water afterwards. Closing up kiln. Total firing time: 2 hours Opening the next day when cool 4 Fired bricks Submerging brick for water test 15 minutes under water Brick passes water test intact. An un-fired brick would have dissolved in water Mold and fired brick

100 thoughts on “Primitive Technology: Fired Clay Bricks

  1. Интересно, а как точный размер кирпича узнал без рулетки…..и пять десятых)))
    Цивилизованному человеку уже думать так не надо, за нас предки когда-то думали.
    Ну руки у тебя не из ж…пы , молодец

  2. А если потом разобрать печь и эти кирпичи перевернуть внешней стороной к огню?

  3. Сложный вопрос, зачем в том климате обожженный кирпич для выживания, а вот в нашем можно сложить печку в избушке. А это нереальное повышение шансов на выживание.

  4. Dude you are fucking awesome. You must be a combat vet. You'll be around after the next comet smashes us back to the stone age. I wanna party with you bro.

  5. Молодец парняга, всё правильно, пошли они на хуй со своей ипотекой)).

  6. Для того чтобы построить маленький домик размером с ту хижину, нужно было бы сжечь весь тот лес для обжарки кирпичей.

  7. Incrível como esse canal consegue resumir 150 dias em apenas 10 minutos adorei o trabalho de edição e o video parabéns!!!

  8. Такое впечатление ,что парень очень долго был в коме и теперь восстанавливается или показывает молодежи как раньше люди жили

  9. Now that you can build your own house, your own bricks, your own geometry and made yourself free. I pronounce you…………. a 'FREEMASON'.

  10. Eu gosto dos seus vídeos tanto que me inscrevi no seu canal, mas eu acho que você deveria fazer coisas que te desse um pouco mais de conforto, vc só vive fazendo cabana, fogo e tijolos não vejo nem você comer ou mesmo tomar banho.

  11. Это даже не 20 а 16 век. Надо только фумитокс с собой взять, и жить можно.

  12. I wonder how long those bricks will last . I d love to build a hut and use the bricks to build a fire place and chimney. I m in Massachusetts and currently living off the land. Gonna give these. A try

  13. Knockoff PT channels: "And in today's episode, we will be constructing the 42069th 'unique' swimming pool."

    OG PT Channel: "Today, we will be constructing a wood ash brick furnace to cook the yams from our 3 acre yam farm to go with our mud brick 3-story mansion…"

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