Yurt Build Project
We did 72 hours of work in two 6 hour days. Way to go boys!
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Ripping More Slats
Up-close Product Shot
The drilling Jig
Top View of Drilling Jig
Drilling Jig Overview
Drill boy... DRILL!
Ripping down the bottom plate for the door.
Pat is focused on the objective.
We're a regular slat machine!
Nobody ever wins with Banjo.
Laying out the first slats
This line worked great as a reference for the heights of the boards.
Pat layin down slats.
Now the other direction.
Line up the holes
It turns out it's easier to put bolts through the bottom slats first.
Kevin... so cute!
Now washers on every bolt to act as a bushing between the slats.
And then some more washers.
and yep... more still
Don't use this slat.
Laying them into place.
This is the full parts assembly for every hole. A total of 300 Nylock Nuts, 300 1-1/4“ Bolts and 900 Washers were used.
The wall coming together.
Further down the line we go.
Build boys build!
I'm seeing purple grid matrix scoobie!
Finishing the end of the wall.
Pat is tightening some down.
Use a drill gun with the clutch set low so that the bolts will just snug up.
Trimming out the end of the wall.
More tightening... but this way sucks.
The Golden Prince!
Trimming the other end.
Finishing things up.
And here it is.
Nice perspective on the wall. This court is 51' Long.
Here is the full wall. End to end.
Folded up we get this. A 4' 10“ X 8' Panel
Now here is an easier bolt tightening method
Just get everyone involved.
Yeah! Drill it!
Jon is getting ready to chop down the door.
Protected for good measure.
Steve! He took most of these pictures. Thanks to Steve & Charles... our documentation crew.
Kevin... ready to pounce.
Cut it dude!
Salvaging the door's end-cap
Table saws are so great.
Knocking down the cardboard from inside.
Fitting in the blocking.
Tap it on in.
Pin nail through the vaneer.
This side looks fine though?
Make some circles!
Then another 4“ inward offset from there.
A nail and string makes a great compass. We made two strings of different length.
Loren showing us his chops.
Drilling for jig-saw blade.
Kevin... who let him use a saw?
Loren Jigging out the circles.
Router the crown parts to make for nice edges.
Inside too! Then flip and repeat.
This is an example of how you can divide up a circle. You'll need 16 evenly spaced lines.
Setting up the rafter jig.
Cutting rafters, set your saw for a 35 degree cut.
Then make a jig to hold the board at a 90 degree angle with the saw fence.
The result is a 65 degree cut on the end of the board.
Gluing and nailing in the blocking for the ring. Use a longer piece of 5/4“ stock for a spacer.
Coming along on this side.
Many hands makes this part easier.
You can see here you have to nail the first side from below. It's a bit tricky, but doable.
Jon starts another project. A fire screen so explosives don't throw fire coals all over everyone.
Okay now glue the top.
Seat it up.
Okay, more hands.
Now space and nail them
Don't stop nailing until you get all the way around.
Are we there yet?
The ring is done!
Another break is needed.
Food! Holy crap that was good.
Cutting the rafter notches. We made the first one and used it as a pattern.
This is what rests on the upper cable.
Now just line up the next and trace it in.
Drill then Jig Saw
The crew after a day of work.
Next day... shoring up the door frame.
Here is the lower plate glued and nailed in.
Now we need to grind off excess bolt lenght around the outside from the brackets.
Sparks are cool.
Grind it Pat!
Okay now we add the 2x2 blocking and front facia board.
The proper way to tighten bolts.
Clamps make this part easier.
Now that the 2x2 is bolted on, we use 1-5/8“ deck screws to fix the facia board to the 2x2.
I put screws every 10“ or so.
Stay away from the edges to avoid splitting.
Here we go... an attached facia board.
This is where the top cable will connect. One per side.
We added some deck screws for strength to the ring. One per board, per side.
The doorknob and strike plate get installed.
It's up... this gives you an idea of the strength in numbers concept that the yurt is designed by.
Nice... VERY NICE work fellas. Far right: Charles our other documentation dude.
Lead Yurt Engineer Tumbleweed
Happy Camper with his new home. Thanks everyone for your help. We did an amazing amount of work in a short amount of time.