August 2009

Now that most of the engineering is over, I can catch up since each task is now repetitive. You can see by the clock that it’s almost 8am. I had to start early since the weather has been hot and the sun pounds this side of the building in the morning. I started work at 6:30am. It really paid off not having to rush due to the glue curing too fast due to the cooler air. It actually gave me the confidence of being able to assemble the 8 foot long panels by myself if needed. I consider this enough work done to keep going with the project!

This roof panel was just assembled. It shows the new way I finish the end corner of a panel. The zipper was taped out of the way so it would not get glue on it.

You can barely see the 2 x 2’s behind the far roof assembly. They really make attaching two large panels much easier. On the right, I didn’t want to fold the roof assemblies in half until they had cured for at least a little while, so I borrowed my neighbors garage to stand the roof assembly upright.

The garage is getting crowded after assembling two more roof assemblies.

Here is one advantage to having K-Hinge and zipper construction. You can open the upper roof panel as a hatch and fold it down for ventilation or to watch the night stars.

Here is the lower roof panel opened for a hatch.

Here is an entire roof panel opened as a giant hatch.

Super easy loading and unloading.

A door prototype.

I’m feeling panicked that there is not enough time to get this Yurt built with all of the other stuff that needs preparation for BM. So it’s time to get organized and on the stick!!

1) Add edge wrap and zippers to 4 edges of roof panel #1.
2) Add edge wrap and zippers to #2 roof set.
3) Assemble #2 upper and lower roof sections.
4) Test zip #1 and #2 roof panels together.
5) Add K-Hinge to #2 wall/roof panels, with blue lettering facing inward.
6) Draw CAD of Yurt to figure out external K-Hinge width.
7)Create #3 wall and roof assembly by Monday.

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