Thursday, 05 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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How to build your own mongolian yurt

How to build your own mongolian yurt

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Many of us have a fascination with yurts. Maybe it comes from all those tales of Genghis Khan we’ve read! Yurts have a kind of mystical quality in the same way as the tales do. Of course, Genghis Khan  and his direct descendants created one of history’s greatest empires. They did it by travelling at extraordinary speed, even by today’s standards.  And they took their homes and families with them. Their homes were the more traditional ger which has a flatter roof than the yurt shown here. They could be dismantled and re-erected in an hour!

If you’re as interested in the opportunities that yurts can provide, from a home office to a totally unique guest room, then this could be the project for you.

Yurts or Gers?

There are two main types of yurts – gers and bentwood yurts. The only difference is their roof. A ger is the older, traditional style of yurt. In fact, “yurt” is a Russian word for what the Mongolian people call ger. The roof of a ger is made of straight poles attached to the circular crown. Gers have a very gently sloping roof.

Bentwood yurts are a later development. Makers of bentwood yurts use steam to bend the roof poles before attaching them to the crown. Bentwood yurts have a steeper roofline and a taller, domed shape.

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Materials:

  • 70 pieces 2400mm x 6mm x 35mm Pine Timber – for walls
  • 8 pieces 2400mm x 45mm x 35mm Pine Timber – for main roof support
  • 8 pieces 2400mm x 45mm x 16mm Pine Timber – for secondary roof support
  • Timber – for door frame
  • Metal
  • 16 meters Proofed Roof Canvas
  • 8 oz Wall Canvas
  • 300 pieces 1-1/2-inch Wall Bolts
  • Nylon Nuts
  • Rope
  • Paint – for marking
  • Metal Pins – bent 6mm Mild Steel Rod (150mm long with 50mm handle/bend)
  • Roof Eyelets
  • Large Calvanised Nails – bent to serve as hooks for tying rope
  • 15mm Rod – for roof hub
  • 3mm Woven Venetian Blind Cord

Tools:

  • Table Saw
  • Drill Press
  • Welder
  • Electric Drill (with Spade Bits)
  • Hammer
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors

Steps:

I used approx 6mmx35mm (1/4″x1&1/2″) cut from 90x35mm pine construction timber.  Using a “thin kerf” saw blade in a standard circular power saw I was able to cut 9 or 10 slats from each 90×35 length, so I cut up 8 lengths into about 80 slats, and this gave me some spares to allow for the more than occasional knot in the timber which weakened the slat and/or caused it to snap.

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The structure is quite flexible with such thin slats. It’s quite strong enough though, so if you are after a LIGHT and easy to carry wall structure then go for 6mm, a reasonably sized guy (me!) can easily carry my entire wall structure when it’s rolled up into one 8′ long 300mm across cylinder.

Length of timber was 8′ because the slats are angled at 45 degrees when setup, giving a wall height of approx 5’6″, which is adequate for anyone ‘normal’ (if you are 6’6″ tall u might like slightly taller walls).

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CALCULATING THE QUANTITY OF SLATS REQUIRED

A number of factors are involved:

1) How many bolt holes (i.e. overlapping slats) you have in each slat.

2) How big you want the finished tent to be, and

3) How many roof supports you want to have.

The number of bolt holes can be between 5 and 10 per slat. I have seen examples of 5, 7, 8 and 10. I used 8 holes, laid out thus:

first hole : 3″(75mm) from one end (the top)

next 7 holes: 1′(300mm) in from the last

leaving : 9″(225mm) between the last hole and the other end (the bottom)

This gives a “grid” when assembled whose sides are 1′ (300mm) in length.

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