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    Senior Member kev138's Avatar
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    My first diy hammock

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    Well here it is, my first diy hammock. Please excuse my drunken monkey style sewing, not very experienced with a thread injector yet. It ain't pretty,but it works. I'm thinking of calling it the Gonzo because the selling of an autographed book by Hunter S. Thompson provided the funds for the project.

    It's a HH clone made from 70d taslan seconds from diy gear supply with cinch bucles, amsteel, and a zing it ridgeline i made with bling from dutchware. Thank you to both companies, the shipping was super fast and i really appreciate the personal note on the invoice.

    If this 70d is seconds i can only guess at the quality of the firsts! This stuff is so soft, i thought it was cotton for a second there. Have only had time for some test hangs, and can't wait to sleep in it. Great material, even if it's not the lightest. But I'm a big guy so i feel safer using the heavy stuff.

    Not done yet. My zipper coil came in today so an attached/zippered bug net is up next. I added an inside pocket after these photos, and started on a 2 sided stuff sack. So that and a ridgeline organizer and I'll call it done.

    For the whipping i used the hennesy patent with a twist. When i sewed up the ends to make a tube i sewed 4in then left a 1in gap then sewed 4in more. When i went to folded the ends i placed my loop with bucles in the middle of the tube created. Got down to the last fold, pulled my loop out the 1in gap, put my ridgeline over it, did the last fold and larksheaded my loop around the whole thing. Then did my whipping with paracord. I think it gives a nice neat look with my rope coming out the bottom of my folds. Plus i know it isn't ever going to slip.

    Many thanks and much respect to the members who posted how to's and advice. Especially hdchng4u who inspired the idea and to xtrecker for your how to videos. It's been fun, and all though I can't wait till it's done, I'll be sad when it is. Guess I'll have to start a next project. Like a tarp maybe... I do have a signed Dita Von Tease book up for sale, maybe a tarp called tease, hmmmmm.

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    Looks great!
    It's not survival gear, it's just a bunch of work

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    Thanks. I'm hoping to get the bug net on this weekend. Not looking forward to the zipper, but shouldn't be to bad It's only going to be on one side not all th way around.

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    So the first two pictures are of the Australian version then?

    Looks great!

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    I've been wanting to try that taslan fabric in a hammock. I have a windbreaker made from it and it has such a nice feel to it.

    Your hammock likes great. I've always liked the tiger strip camo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElanT View Post
    So the first two pictures are of the Australian version then?

    Yea that way i don't need a tarp, rain just runs off!
    Was able to flip photos in gallery with help of an administrator, but am clueless how to on post. Was so excited to get picks up ( no picture it didn't happen) i just went with it. Got zipper and bugnet on today, just a few stitches to redo then I'll have more(rightside up) pics.


    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneaut View Post
    I've been wanting to try that taslan fabric in a hammock. I have a windbreaker made from it and it has such a nice feel to it.

    Your hammock likes great. I've always liked the tiger strip camo.
    Thank you. Always liked that pattern as well. When i saw it on the diy gear supply website i knew i wanted it.
    Had a chance to nap in it for a few hours today. The fabric is so soft and comfy. Very breathable could feel the breezes blowing through. Not to much stretch, just enough. Not the lightest material, but should take some abuse. Got the bugnet in and the whole thing with suspension and 1.0 ripstop stuff sack weighs just a tad over 2lbs.

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    Finnished , for now... Stuff sack and bugnet done
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    Amsteel zipper pulls, just because. Plus they match.
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    Inside pocket
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    Top down.
    Can't wait, perfect weather tonight. Sleeping out in new hammock.

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    Nice work.

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    Looks good. I would like to add a zipper and integrated bug net to my next hammock. Any lessons learned from having done it?

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