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    Yes, they are spiral saw bits. They work awesome...

    Yes, they are spiral saw bits. They work awesome if you started with two holes that are smaller in dia. than your jig-saw blade. You can even run a full size spiral saw bit in a corded drill...
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    Bravo Grizz ! thanks for sharing. THAT is a...

    Bravo Grizz ! thanks for sharing. THAT is a brilliant idea.

    One question though.... how do you take such quality photographs
    of such small subject matter. I am going to take a wild guess at...
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    on page 30 of this thread I posted some exact...

    on page 30 of this thread I posted some exact dimensions.
    and on page 31 are some pics.
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    Patrick, that is exactly, what I did. When I...

    Patrick, that is exactly, what I did. When I built mine, I had one major concern. I was working with a DIY hammock tent, and I had a 600+ degree stove underneath part of my hammock. Falling on that...
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    You gotta give us the play by play in picture...

    You gotta give us the play by play in picture form on that rig Rapt.
    Looks awesome!
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    Gunn I love it!!!!! Thanks for taking the...

    Gunn I love it!!!!! Thanks for taking the time and for the step by
    step instructions!

    Well thought out! thanks for sharing.

    PM sent.
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    Check this out...... I see many possibilities...

    Check this out......

    I see many possibilities here. We can take this thread to the titanium level.
    http://shop.precourt.ca/shopcart/product_info.php?cPath=36_45&products_id=131

    I might pick...
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    I tried it last weekend. I was on my butt in 2...

    I tried it last weekend. I was on my butt in 2 seconds flat. One more turn
    around the rings was enough to hold.... but it was sketchy still.

    (This is speaking strictly for 1/8" dia Spectra 12...
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    Well I feel infinitely better. Thanks Dutch! ...

    Well I feel infinitely better. Thanks Dutch! Thats just what I need to
    put my mind at ease. I have done some dangerous hangs, and the very
    last thing I want is personal risk due to my suspension...
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    crazy dude .... thats awesome. WELCOME to...

    crazy dude ....

    thats awesome. WELCOME to the forums!
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    More today....

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/3/7/HQ_Fig_T_with_huggers_original.jpg

    1. - Cut the basic shape from the 1/4" plate. Not bad to work with.
    Wish I had the right tools. I spent alot...
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    ya, i've got this idea dialed in now for the...

    ya, i've got this idea dialed in now for the kill. I can skip the mini biner
    entirely and sub in any old stick found on the ground. I am also going to
    make a modified Figure 9 based on a model...
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    My huggers are 1" wide x 48" long. I am thinking...

    My huggers are 1" wide x 48" long. I am thinking of cutting them down.
    They are 1/2 the width and 2" longer than stock HH expedition asym huggers.
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    DIY Hell day.

    Well, I was up with the sun and ready for a day of major DIY. I was able to pick up some 1/4"x 6" aluminum to attempt the Figure-T's. I also had the foresight to pickup some 3/4" plastic plate for...
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    The reason I incorporated the third eye for the...

    The reason I incorporated the third eye for the buckle is to
    avoid the need for any additional safety hitch on the webbing.
    Lots of people report slippage with 2-eye buckle systems. A third
    eye...
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    Ya ..... Here we are almost 30 pages later!! And...

    Ya ..... Here we are almost 30 pages later!! And what one of us REALLY!!!!
    R...E....A...L...L...Y needs to do, is go out and buy one of the new
    stupid Figure-9 biners. Perhaps it is much like...
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    I thought of that too. So what I came up with is...

    I thought of that too. So what I came up with is you thread your
    threehugger onto the tree loosely (so you have a couple inches of slack).

    Do your hitch while it is loose like that. Then the...
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    Well ... I was trying to kill a flock of birds...

    Well ... I was trying to kill a flock of birds all in one go..
    The idea of the cinching treehugger served several purposes.

    1. It would allow me the tightest possible grip on the tree using an...
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    Refinement on the whole Fig-9 concept

    http://ehko.info/HQ_cinch_anchor.jpg
    Here is my take on just such a device. I will be picking up some 1/4"
    AL. plate tomorrow morning and should have some pics available later
    this weekend.
    ...
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    Rapt ... the closest place for you that sells...

    Rapt ... the closest place for you that sells Figure 9's that I am positive have them
    in stock is Bass Pro, at the Vaughan Mills mall just up the 400 from 401.

    They are tucked away down one of...
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    absolutely! The modified Fig-9's ARE the...

    absolutely!
    The modified Fig-9's ARE the lightest fully adjustable suspension system
    thus far listed in the forums. The first mod takes minutes to do, very little
    DIY skill, and the price is a...
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    Drill a series of holes tight together and then...

    Drill a series of holes tight together and then use a dremmel bit to
    cut the ridges left between until you have a nice smooth 'twinke' slot.
    Or because they are aluminum I think you could do it...
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    Bingo! You got it. Use the same wrap...

    Bingo!

    You got it.

    Use the same wrap warbonnet has for the 'W' side of the
    Fig 9. But on both sides of your titanium buckle. No mods necessary.

    That could work!
    ...
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    I am thinking, pick up a scrap of plate...

    I am thinking, pick up a scrap of plate aluminum. say 1/4" thick
    and duplicate your hacked down design ... but like this...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/3/7/Figure_9_mod_T.JPG...
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    That is awesome!!! -- but yes scary. Easily...

    That is awesome!!! -- but yes scary. Easily refined though!
    If you drill a series of tight holes and make a slot, you could keep a little more
    meat on that one end.


    Brilliant.

    Now you've...
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    I don't think its going to fail. These things...

    I don't think its going to fail. These things are way overbuilt. The tabs you wrap around in the 'W' shape are smaller.
    I think in tinkering, I just proved it completely irrelevant. To use the...
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    Okay another mod to the F9SS

    I was rethinking those new style biner Fig 9's. The only reason I would want
    them would be to pitch my ENO single. But then I got rethinking the standard
    ones, and they would be simple to modify...
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    The results are in ....

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=1514&catid=newimages&cutoffdate=1


    Fig 9's Large Smooth are completely bomb proof ! :cool:
    I secured up my HHULBA in record time. In the...
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    Just came home from work with a fresh pair of...

    Just came home from work with a fresh pair of large standard 9's.
    Will get out the file and do some bounce tests in the backyard tonight.
    Let you know how it goes. I am a fair bit heavier at...
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    you are my new hero. Way to take one for the...

    you are my new hero.

    Way to take one for the team buddy. Anyone crazy enough to
    play lab rat and be the first to hang from the mini figure 9's is
    top notch in my books. Nice pics.

    I am...
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    Man that is good news. How much do you weigh?...

    Man that is good news. How much do you weigh?
    If you don't report a failure in the next day or two, I think I will order up
    a set of the large carabiner version and try it out.
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    New product for Figure 9 users

    I know there are quite a few people here, myself included that really
    dig their hammock setup incorporating Nite Ize Figure 9 rope tighteners.

    Has everyone seen the new Gen of Figure 9 products?...
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