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    Man i wish my wife was into this. I have to work...

    Man i wish my wife was into this. I have to work in the basement! LOL
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    I can't speak to your suspension question. Maybe ...

    I can't speak to your suspension question. Maybe people just feel it's an unneeded step and whipping/gathering works just fine and the Hennessy method is unneeded?
    As for construction, Wilson and...
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    Oh yes, absolutely! And not just Amsteel but...

    Oh yes, absolutely! And not just Amsteel but their price on Zing-It/Lash-it is good too. So even without the Free shipping or larger discounts, these guys desrve a look, IMHO. The 5% is just gravy...
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    I've been looking all over and even without...

    I've been looking all over and even without coupons and deals, their price is very competitive and their shipping is lower. I'll be placing an order soon. Thanks Redden!
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    Ahh thanks! Well it handles really nice. i'll...

    Ahh thanks! Well it handles really nice. i'll find other uses for it
    :cool:
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    Double Braid nylon ??

    I have access to a remnant spool of 1/4" double braid nylon I am thinking of making my suspension from. A couple quick questions if anyone knows...

    1) I know making an eye splice is different than...
  7. Thread: Halfway there!

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    Man it's a pain trying to dye that much fabric!...

    Man it's a pain trying to dye that much fabric! But it's now navy blue instead of white.
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    If it does it would be the first thing in a long...

    If it does it would be the first thing in a long time to make me feel like a little anything LOL
    I'll send Pics soon. Just bummed I won't get My Tarp finished in time
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    I will. And yes. it's roughly the size of the...

    I will. And yes. it's roughly the size of the Hennessy Safari. I figured I'd go big to start and I can always cut it down and shorten if I feel like I want to. but 90% of My camping is car camping...
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    Halfway there!

    Got a borrowed thread injector and last night finished up the stitching on a double layer monstrosity that measures 144" x 64"... I think for now I will leave it netless until I decide my next step....
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    Sticky: Ya know, I was all focused on the "clean" look...

    Ya know, I was all focused on the "clean" look and finish of an attached net but the more testimonials I hear I'm starting to love the simplicity. Little extra fabric but no added weight from...
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    THANK YOU! I had almost given up and posted this...

    THANK YOU! I had almost given up and posted this exact question on the Hennessy specs. the fact that they measure a couple models "Diagonally" on their site and not others also confused me .

    So...
  13. Thread: DIY blues

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    Woot! Got a borrowed thread injector from mom....

    Woot! Got a borrowed thread injector from mom. Now I just have about 300pages to re-read about sizes, tie out points , proper gathering /folds and how to do a proper hem. That shouldn't take long.
    ...
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    OK Any materials science guys out there? This...

    OK Any materials science guys out there?
    This mystery fabric of mine... finally examining a bit closer and trying to determine what it is.

    I cut a piece 96" x 149" so I make that 11.03 sq, yds....
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    Yeah Rothman and Deadphans... it's a lot. 60' x...

    Yeah Rothman and Deadphans... it's a lot. 60' x 60' screen formally used to project laser shows on. But to be fair it does have a 3" webbing on all 4 sides, so it's really only 59'6" x 59'6"... plus...
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    Yeah, ours was a low end singer to start with but...

    Yeah, ours was a low end singer to start with but timing's off, bobbin only pics up every third stitch...pretty certain a new machine will be cheaper than a shop. Neither are in the budget right now...
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    DIY blues - On the mend

    I have 3600 sq. Ft. of fabric, netting, all these great designs and all of you for motivation.

    But the wife's machine seems lost for good. Eyes open on Craigslist I guess.
    * grump grump *
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    Nooo... don't go thin, go equivalent. 3/16"...

    Nooo... don't go thin, go equivalent. 3/16" Amsteel Blue is about the same diameter as 550 cord, and has a 5400lbs load strength!
    :laugh:
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    Not Hammock suspension but lots of other...

    Not Hammock suspension but lots of other suspension. They're fine for what they are. Their biggest weakness is they tend to suffer after repeated opening and closing, thread strip etc. They are...
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    For stuff falling on you not much you can do...

    For stuff falling on you not much you can do about it but for the sap around your straps from the trunk , I would imagine a couple small pieces of scrap nylon from your build would do the trick to...
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    Love the idea and design of the Handy hammock but...

    Love the idea and design of the Handy hammock but still need a way to hang your tarp. otherwise really cool product
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    I use these types of stands all the time at work,...

    I use these types of stands all the time at work, and have particular experience with the American DJ models. What they don't tell you is
    A) the weight limit is based on zero vertical extension. ...
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    I did a search and apparently they've been...

    I did a search and apparently they've been popular in the cycling community for a while and 3M makes the best ones. And yes, most are easily cut according to the cyclists. Haven't tried them myself...
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    :D Just saying, I've been told I'm on the loudish...

    :D Just saying, I've been told I'm on the loudish side. meant it as a courtesy ;)
  25. Think it's a standard tripod lashing? Did you use...

    Think it's a standard tripod lashing? Did you use the varient with the center stave pointing away from the outer two ? helps to make it really tight once you twist it into shape
  26. Just to clarify, in the first picture... you have...

    Just to clarify, in the first picture... you have a traditional tripod lashing and then the square knot in question was just to make the loop that goes up over the center spar of your tripod?

    And...
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    Well shoot, if snorers are gonna be segregated...

    Well shoot, if snorers are gonna be segregated then i may as well stay home. LOL
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    GENIUS! Most of my camping is done at scout camps...

    GENIUS! Most of my camping is done at scout camps with lots of feet walking around and late night bathroom trips. Tripped guys are a nearly nightly occurrence.
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    Yeah I'd say if you consider the forces involved...

    Yeah I'd say if you consider the forces involved in a car accident that clip is designed to endure, is more than likely sufficient to handle a relatively small static load like this.

    However, it...
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    I stand corrected, although I lack the requisite...

    I stand corrected, although I lack the requisite technological skills to display. Rat is absolutely right.
    I had failed to look at a situation from both sides. While you can use the same method...
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    I'll look again. I'm still new and read through a...

    I'll look again. I'm still new and read through a lot of the different manufacturers but didn't recall seeing it but entirely possible I missed it . thanks!
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    N00b question about hammock lay

    I've tried searching a couple ways but I haven't found anything.
    In the seemingly never ending quest to find that perfect Asym lay, with certain folds and gathering methods etc, Has anyone ever...
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    It shows a Bowline straight from Grog's page...

    It shows a Bowline straight from Grog's page with a small section photo shopped out for demonstration purposes. If you imagine the lower loop stretched out ( and in a different diameter) It is a...
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    Awesome! I saw that plan but hadn't had a chance...

    Awesome! I saw that plan but hadn't had a chance to model it. Now I don't have to, I know just what it looks like finished!

    Nice work!
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    Easily replaced with almost any sort of wide webbing :)
  36. being very inexperienced, I would say the...

    being very inexperienced, I would say the immediate and really biggest gamble is age and strength. If it was stored badly or is very old and absorbed a lot of sun and UV, the fabric could be old and...
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    Actually Rat, I hate to be contrarian but there...

    Actually Rat, I hate to be contrarian but there is a small flaw in your arguement. In your initial video you start with your bowline tied improperly. The Tail should end inside the loop. It...
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    Love the look of it! I've been experimenting with...

    Love the look of it! I've been experimenting with paper patterns trying to figure out the geometry to get the doors right. Your look perfect... close tight and extend slightly proud instead of...
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    Nice little Mod. I feel the bug with ya....

    Nice little Mod.
    I feel the bug with ya. Haven't even made my first mod or piece yet but already dragged the wife's machine out of mothballs .
    Keep posting the next ones!
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    OK... no paracord, check...and now before I've...

    OK... no paracord, check...and now before I've even spent one night hanging, I'm planning tarps and hammock tweaks and trying to decide on ridgelines...

    Again, Dang you all!
    And especially Shug!...
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    Sticky: Started way back on a rockclimbing forum, because...

    Started way back on a rockclimbing forum, because by any standard I am a Wide guy. Especially by climbing standards. So it stuck and I've been using it on various forums ever since.
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    Definitely will try. Always looking to meet other...

    Definitely will try. Always looking to meet other people to camp with outside the scout circles. Won't be a day though, if I make a 2+ hour drive I'll be sleeping, even if it's just in the boring old...
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    Yeah ... need higher scape velocity. I'm...

    Yeah ... need higher scape velocity. I'm currently tipping the scales at 290.
    Good news though is it means I can pretty much ignore all the "ultralight" hoohah. A few more ounces to a guy like me?...
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    Sticky: Wow.... Thank you Hc4U , 1Adam 12 and Wilson...

    Wow.... Thank you Hc4U , 1Adam 12 and Wilson especially but really everyone who's contributing to this thread. Couple questions...
    1Adam12 do you have dimensions/pattern for yours? Also, what fold...
  45. Thread: Dang you all!

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    Man, there has to be a "Like" button, or kudos...

    Man, there has to be a "Like" button, or kudos cuz that made me laugh.

    I may take you up on that but my name, Wideguy, ...
    Well let's just say Im gravitationally gifted. I may wait and not risk...
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    Yeah and the seams are pretty wide spaced. It was...

    Yeah and the seams are pretty wide spaced. It was a projection screen for outdoor laser shows. Long story
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    Well I'll decode if I weigh it whole or cut it...

    Well I'll decode if I weigh it whole or cut it but probably will cut it since it's 60'x60'. I was to do some playing with dyeing it and making my own sil treatment anyway.
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    silly stupid question.

    1.1, 1.7, 1.9 nylon...refers to weight? Trying to determine the strength of my free ripstop. As simple as cut a sq. Yd. and weigh it?
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    nope, Mass Jam will only be a short hop over the...

    nope, Mass Jam will only be a short hop over the canal from my camp.
    But if you ever want to come down we have plenty of trees to hang from, and pretty reasonable troop rates.

    Now I have 3600...
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    North Attleboro MA . Camp is Camp Norse down in...

    North Attleboro MA . Camp is Camp Norse down in Kingston MA, a fair ways from you :)
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