Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Statesville, NC
    DIY Bridge
    Old Man Winter
    Jazilla is right. Some here have lots of experience building bridge hammocks. I do not know of many on HF who have experience making spreader bar hammocks. You are experimenting, and I am very interested in your results.
    I love the unimproved works of God. - Horace Kephart

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    In a hammock. Duh!
    That makes me feel extra special then.

    Here's what I've got now, which I'm pretty happy with....

    The ends of the hammock were sewn snuggly for 3/4" PVC pipe. I got 1/2" wide iron pipe because it was cheaper. This slid in and out of the ends of the hammock easily, but it was almost too easy... because while someone was in it, the pipe would become vertical from all the fabric sliding to the top of the pipe. Wrapped two of the iron pipes in twine, then slept in it one night. Came to realize that, even tho I used a file to round out the inside of the iron pipe as smooth as possible, it was still cutting my amsteel whoopie sling triangle suspension.

    Returned to Home Depot and got the "pipe man", who cut my 10 ft pipe into four equal 30" sections to add threaded ends onto the two sections that I didn't already twine. Then I searched for something that would fit to smooth out the threading, realized it wasn't threaded properly and got him to re-thread the ends a bit deeper the second time around. Then got some 1/2" bushing end cap thingys from the electrical section. Looks like the amsteel is still cutting into these bushing end caps, but luckily, they're only $0.25 a piece. I guess the only real solution is for me to really round out the inside edges of the pipe when I get some time.
    Attached Images Attached Images

Similar Threads

  1. Bridge Hammock Spreader Bar Help!!
    By The Old Boot in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-27-2012, 09:51
  2. Question on Spreader Bar length on a Bridge
    By Cali in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-25-2012, 13:55
  3. Bridge Hammock Spreader Length
    By Frost in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-01-2011, 17:09
  4. Seat Hammocks, Spreader Bar Hammocks, & Portable Hammocks For Sale!
    By HammocksofCostaRica in forum Other Vendors and Services
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-23-2011, 13:18
  5. optimum tensioner length??
    By WarmSoda in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-14-2010, 14:02


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts