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    One with Nature JonnyP's Avatar
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    Jonny's Yurt fred..

    I have been wanting to make a yurt for some time now and have now got going on it..
    The plan is for a 20 foot (ish) sized one made from whatever I can get my hands on.
    So far I have been given a door and frame, the top cover star and two halves of pre bent crown rings (the circle bit that all the roof poles go into).
    I am sourcing all the roof poles from ash trees growing on the farm here, and I have found a load of lengths of chestnut in the log pile that will do for the trellis sections, lots of splitting needed doing there..

    I have already cut about 20 roof poles and shaved off the bark and set them in a jig to bend them into shape. Its easier to bend them when green as it saves having to steam bend them..


    I made up a brake to do the shaving on..


    I have started splitting down some of the chestnut. Its hard going cos its seasoned. I made up a jig for them to go in as they have a bend in too. its only a slight bend, so I am hoping some time in the jig will make them take the shape, otherwise I will have to sort out a steamer or boiler..

    This is going to be a long job, so I will update as n when

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyP View Post
    ...This is going to be a long job, so I will update as n when
    Sounds like my Coast to Coast plans!

    I will be watching this one with interest as its something I know bugger all about.

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    Nice one Jonny. Brilliant project. I look forward to your updates with great interest.
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    Nice one Jonny....cant wait to see the finished article
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper4083 View Post
    Nice one Jonny....cant wait to see the finished article
    Me neither, but I will enjoy the process :0)
    Cheers guys..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper4083 View Post
    Nice one Jonny....cant wait to see the finished article
    +1

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    Enjoyable project,
    “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper4083 View Post
    Nice one Jonny....cant wait to see the finished article
    + 2

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    Just got back from staying in a yurt (in Devon) and would love one in my back yard, good luck with the project

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    Can't wait to see the finished structure .
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