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Old 10-22-2014, 09:24 PM   #111
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How tall is the frame? It looks normal height for a yurt scaling off the boards you have the frame laying upon.

I'd make the door height whatever fits into the frame. To make it look good, you could detail it with a Mongolian design paint job. And if I had your chops as a blacksmith, I'd install some forged hardware for a primo look. Nothing is cooler than hand forged ironwork.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:01 PM   #112
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It's 2,10 m total. The top and bottom beams are each 10cm, so it leaves the door gap itself 1,8m. Since one shouldn't step on the bottom beam (according to the yurt ethics) and it's no big deal to step over it, it actualy leaves us with 1,9m door height. Neither me nor anyone in family is that tall, so there's no need to keep the door that high. A bit lower would seem somewhat better in the general yurt proportions IMO. Then of course, my yurt is not built as an authentic one, but I feel it should keep some of the classic shapes and proportions, unless I just want to end up with a weird tent
As for forged door hardware, I was thinking about it and I'll likely do it, as I feel no regular door hardware would fit there, anyway. Problem is, I don't recall any significant Mongolian door hardware, any of you got something? If there's a pattern to duplicate and some interest, I can make couple extra sets...
I have plenty local antique door hardware, some still in use in the cottage (built 1869), some was found or dug out around. Some of those are really nice pieces and would be no problem to reproduce, but it would really be a cultural crossbreed to place them on a yurt
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:43 PM   #113
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As far as authentic forged hardware, the three anchor rings on each of the vertical door jambs immediately come to mind. The tension ropes that encircle the yurt fasten to them. I just used screw eyes from Home Depot and of course they look like crap. Make an extra 6 rings and I'll buy them.

I've seen several photos of Mongolian yurts with those rings, and they are very cool. Definitely large scale like 3" dia. Big and gnarly is good.

As far as other hardware, google images -Mongolian yurt hardware- or some such will likely get you detail good enough to get some ideas.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:46 PM   #114
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I've just searched for the rings and can't find any details on them. If you have any pics, I'll be happy to forge some.
Found some hinge details, but doubt those were authentic.
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:54 PM   #115
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www.yurtworkshop.com

Scroll down the front page and check out the doors. There are two or three photos featuring anchor rings mounted to the door frame. They're somewhat smaller in diameter than I mentioned.

For some reason I'm not seeing near as many photos as I mentioned. Must of been wishful thinking. Or old age. lol
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:31 AM   #116
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Thanks. Now that's all easy to make stuff, no problem. I think the ring there is arc welded. I'd make a forge weld, if going for authenticity. Not sure, but the bolt that ring itself is attached to, also seems to be welded on something (most likely a woodscrew). This could be made as a split pin that goes through the board and then the "legs" are bent sideways. Various latches and hinges are also possible.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:45 PM   #117
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Wohoo!




Gonna make the baganas tomorrow.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:44 PM   #118
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Now that's a piece of work. Good job.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:56 PM   #119
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Just back from workshop, made the L-anchors for final attaching the khana.
Glad so many of you liked the pics. This thing is finally getting real now.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:03 AM   #120
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I friggin love this thing.
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