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    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
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    Hi
    Thanks for that, it is all sounding a bit too hard

    I was also thinking it might be hard to sew a neat channel at the ends with a large curve in it anyway. I might have to make a small test version first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunn parker View Post
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    I am thinking of cat cutting the two ends of a top loader to tighten the the sides. Has anyone done this and with any success?
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    I have made convex cat cuts on the ends and it worked out great.
    It's like progressively pulling the edges before whipping, but much
    more even than I could do by hand on a square cut piece of cloth.
    That hammock is the most comfortable one I've made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunn parker View Post
    Hi
    Thanks for that, it is all sounding a bit too hard

    I was also thinking it might be hard to sew a neat channel at the ends with a large curve in it anyway. I might have to make a small test version first.
    I made a channel on the sides of my last bridge hammock, not too bad. Use pins!

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    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
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    The sides of your bridge are curved too aren't they?
    I have some scrap at home I'll have a go with that first I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh-No View Post
    I have made convex cat cuts on the ends and it worked out great.
    It's like progressively pulling the edges before whipping, but much
    more even than I could do by hand on a square cut piece of cloth.
    That hammock is the most comfortable one I've made.
    How far down the sides did you come? I am thinking of about 2" down on each end.
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    is this what you are meaning, so that when you whip it with the fabric at the ends level, then it gives you a "belly"?

    seems logical to me.
    Last edited by Brandon; 04-21-2008 at 13:02. Reason: hammock shape not working

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