So the second night of building things started really happening.
A decision I made during the design process, was to have slats every 1'. This would make the planning easy. In the world of "close enough" math, I went with 36' circumference. I decided I wanted a 3' wide door. That means I need 33 bays.
Each slat has 8 holes drilled in it. Measuring and drilling each hole separately would work. But it would also take a lot of time. 33 slats, with 8 holes in each means drilling 264 holes. That's a lot of measuring and drilling. So it's time to break out the production line techniques.
Templates are the key. I have several slats that just aren't up to the quality of using in the yurt, so I have material to make one. I did a little measuring, and...
At first I did them singly, but by the end of the project, I was doing slats 4 at a time.
To keep the slats aligned as I am drilling, I slipped a bolt into the holes. Not every hole, usually every second or third. This made the bundles more rigid, and therefore easier to hold straight.