Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Frustration for Mr Yurt

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear .... making the crown for the yurt has been a wee bit tiresome. This pile of wreckage is the remains of two failed attempts. In spite of steaming the wood for hours and hours it wouldn't bend enough before cracking. So for attempt three I'm going to abandon bending and build up the circle from sawn sections. If at first you don't succeed ...

Progress has also been slowed down by the torrents of rain and gales we have had. My chum John said I might have been better off making an ark. I will give it a go sometime as long as there is a design that doesn't have any bent wood in it.

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