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Old 08-30-2014, 11:36 AM   #11
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Good info Marshall. I bought the ~300 bolts I needed for my yurt at a fastener wholesaler. WAY better pricing than Depot.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #12
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Hey Kevin if you are going to bolt it together. I get my bolts from tractor supply you can buy them by the pound and its cheaper than by the little boxes from other hardware stores.
I was thinking of doing it that way, but decided on 550 Paracord. It is working pretty good so far.









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Old 08-31-2014, 10:12 AM   #13
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Looks good!
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:39 PM   #14
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Getting the wall sections done.





One thing I noticed is that it takes a fair amount of force to get the kana to bend to the 12' radius. Is this normal? Also a bit of creaking?
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:07 PM   #15
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Yes, on a 12' diameter yurt bind is normal, especially on khana lattice that isn't steam bent.

Why? Take a look at one of the lattice strips once erected. See how much it twists from top to bottom? If you have your khana postioned so the lattice crosses form squares, not diamonds, you have the maximum twist. Not only does it twist, but the knoted cord at the crosses makes the lattice bind against eachother. The little bit of slop in each knotted cord joint is taken up by the twisting force. In a bolted frame, like mine, there is no give and the bind is even worse.


Don't worry. In time the khana will loosen up somewhat as it takes on the installed shapet.

I like your 9 cross khana. Good job.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:36 AM   #16
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Yes, on a 12' diameter yurt bind is normal, especially on khana lattice that isn't steam bent.

Don't worry. In time the khana will loosen up somewhat as it takes on the installed shapet.

I like your 9 cross khana. Good job.
Thanks. It was quite scary. Thanks for easing my worries. My hand are a tad sore this morning but I think I will go out and work on it some more.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:49 AM   #17
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Tying hundreds of knots in a few hours will do that to ya. lol You are doing good. It will all be worth the effort I guarantee.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:06 PM   #18
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Got the first end done. Had to think about it a bunch first.

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Old 09-03-2014, 08:26 PM   #19
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I cheated a bit on my wall i just built it long enough then cut on side off and used the cut pieces to fill in the other end.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:34 PM   #20
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I cheated a bit on my wall i just built it long enough then cut on side off and used the cut pieces to fill in the other end.
I think I did as well. I put 3 laths on and when I cut off each one to fit, I flipped it around to the other side of the wall. I wasted next to nothing doing it this way. I'll upload the pic I Photoshopped when i get home from work.

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