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Old 05-18-2015, 03:46 PM   #321
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I'm always glad to see you guys like my products.
Brought you some more photos form today's work on the door handle:

The rod is squared (next to the fire, you can see the original scrap piece I cut it from)


The ends get stepped and flattened:




Then they are cut:


The cut halves are bent aside for easier access and formed into spikes


And curved:


Nail hole is punched through


Once the holes are punched, the ends are flattened again (punching deforms them slightly)


Now the ends are bent




The attaching flats are bent back:


The handle area is heated and twisted:


Then it's cleaned and beeswax is applied and baked-in to provide protective coating. Hope you've enjoyed today's show. It's all I've made for the yurt today, as I've been working on certain 10th century artifact replica, that I believe might sell well.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:09 PM   #322
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I wish you were closer.. I need a bbq pit up at camp lol..
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:33 PM   #323
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Well, I ship worldwide...
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:10 PM   #324
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I will probably have a buddy of mine do it lol. The shipping fees would probably be crazy from where you are.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:20 PM   #325
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Depends on weight and size of course, but it's not so bad. Smaller boxes around 1kg weight are around $30. I think all the forged stuff so far on my door could be shipped for that. If you tell me how large and heavy items you'd need, I can estimate the postage price.
But I can understand if you prefer to make business with your buddy, that's ok. Just hunting for new customers
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:26 PM   #326
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Superb job.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:56 PM   #327
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First fire in our yurt stove!


Seems to have good draft and burns the wood well. However, the stove, pipes and spark catcher were all new (or old, but never used) and all the protective oil and paint had to evaporate first. Took about an hour with open door to get all the smoke out.


Here you can see the door handle, attached to the inner side. The door is causing trouble, the wood seems to "work" a lot and one day it fits perfectly, the other it twists somehow, causing the hinge (always the lower hinge!) to bind and then deform in its thinnest part, I had to fix that couple times already. I don't know....maybe this will stop once the wood fully dries over summer? Or should I add some thick cross-ribs to the inner door side, that would help keeping the whole desk straight? Or should I make a new, over-engineered lower hinge that would take all the abuse the door puts on it?
Anyway, the chimney works well so far. Should I make it a little higher yet? Some of the pipes are deeply stuck into each other and would allow to move it upwards. On the other hand, the roof cover should be highly flame resistant and there's spark catcher behind the stove, so maybe it's high enough?
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:57 AM   #328
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First night in the yurt! Still need to move in some more furniture and other stuff, but the stove is orking, we have our beds, tables and some ammo crates to sit on, so...the basics are there
It was about 11C outside in the evening. Didn't measure the inner temperature, but it was very comfortable. We didn't keep the stove fired up too long and it was still warm there.
Thought I'll keep the tradition and hang the man's items on the right side. Should be your bow, whip and rifle, right?
Well, here we go:



And like they say in Mongolia, home is where you lay down your cap.
We're home!
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:35 AM   #329
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Keeping with tradition. I like that.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:48 AM   #330
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I initially had the stove pipe project up about a foot, but too many embers landed on the roof cover. I doubled up the arrestor screen and raised the pipe a couple more feet and that has alleviated the problem.

As far as 'x' bracing it certainly wouldn't hurt. I half lapped and glued my five panel door frame. I also half lapped and glued the boards onto the frame from the back side. Very solid site built door only 3/4" thick. The door is somewhat flexible, but that doesn't make a diifference considering how drafty the entire yurt is.
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