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Construction Procedure of the Angi II Stove

The Anagi II stove can be made profitably by teams of 1 potter  and 4 assemblers/finishers. Each team can make 25 – 30 stoves per day. The potter throws the 3  maim pieces. The next day, an assembler joins the main pieces and adds the smaller pieces, all of which are formed using plaster pressmoulds. Air holes are cut, the sove is checked for quality control, and the surface is smoothed. The factory logo and Anagi II are stamped, and the full date and assebler’s initials inscribed. The assembly procedure takes about 50 minutes.

After 3 days of stiffening, the stove is removed from it’s special pa;;et a nd any sharp edges are carved away. The surface is rubbed smooth and when finished, the stove is set on racks to dry thoroughly. It is them fired to a hard, porous state: 850 to 900 C.

The clay used in making the stove at tile factories consists of 8 parts tile clay: 1 part sand : 1 part grog (crushed fire clay), by volume. This mixture enables the stove to be fired on top of the stack of tiles in the kilns, space which is often not utilized.The addition of sand and grog to the clay prevents damage which would otherwise occur due to higher temperatures in the top of the kiln.

The manual “How to make Sri Lanka’s Anagi II stove include illustrations for all steps in construction, and plan for all tools, moulds, and templates. Included is a discussion of drying and firing, and quality control checking procedures throughout.

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