Here an image of the pulley system I rigged to lift my kiln’s lid out of the way. The parts came from Home Depot and Tractor Supply. My wife helps me with the rings. I just use the pulley system for the lid — so it gets lifted up and suspended out of the way while I deal with the rings.
My work is figurative sculpture, mostly standing torsos and seated figures. You can see them at www.chriscorsonsculpture.com. My standing figures are why I bought the Pull-Apart. I needed interior height and a safe way to get bone dry pieces in place. The Pull-Apart system makes it easy.
I’ve attached an image of a piece I completed yesterday (28″ tall). Still green, it will be the next thing to go in the kiln.