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    I've made a couple tarps with this material. I...

    I've made a couple tarps with this material. I can't recall much a difference between the sides(shiny/dull). Very durable and low stretch, no ripstop grid.
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    I vote for the cat cuts, makes 'em look pretty...

    I vote for the cat cuts, makes 'em look pretty when they're pitched. It doesn't take much, maybe 3" deep on the bottom/longest edges of the tarp. It does make the rolled hem a bit more tricky, more...
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    For what its worth, I tend to prefer a little...

    For what its worth, I tend to prefer a little heavy on the presser foot tension and longer stitch length on thin fabrics. It seems like short stitches create a perforation that may create a weaker...
  4. Thanks, I've been doing a lot more reading.

    Thanks, I've been doing a lot more reading.
  5. Gathered End Hammock Shape to Reduce Calf Ridge?

    I recently made a simple 11.5 ft hammock from 1.9 ripstop nylon. It has simple rolled hemmed channels, whipped through the channels, and continuous loops larksheaded behind the knot. Its comfy, but...
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    I just used the awl that came with my kam snap...

    I just used the awl that came with my kam snap tool to make a hole I could thread the shock cord through. Pulled the shock cord through with the wire I use for turning loops in zing-it and amsteel. ...
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    1.6 silpoly 1 lb 4 oz final weight

    1.6 silpoly

    1 lb 4 oz final weight
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    I have to to give a special thanks to gargoyle, I...

    I have to to give a special thanks to gargoyle, I absolutely love this design, and another thanks to all of hammock forums for the 3 under quilts, 4 top quilts, and 3 tarps I've made...the info here...
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    Thanks and thanks again.

    Thanks and thanks again.
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    My First Ogee, I like it!

    This tarp was inspired by a $21 6 yard remnant.
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    Ok, thanks for the info

    Ok, thanks for the info
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    What are the dimensions on the super ogee? I only...

    What are the dimensions on the super ogee? I only have 6 yards of material for this tarp...
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    Thanks, I'm just over thinking it.

    Thanks, I'm just over thinking it.
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    The ridge has no seam, I plan to roll hem the...

    The ridge has no seam, I plan to roll hem the triangles on the two short sides, then stitch the long sides of the triangles to the tarp body, followed by a rolled hem around the tarp body that...
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    I'm ready to start this project. I'm now...

    I'm ready to start this project.

    I'm now wondering about the strength of the ridgeline, since there is no felled seam or grosgrain along the ridgeline between tie outs. I suppose asym tarps made...
  16. I use quart freezer bags, clear, water proof, and...

    I use quart freezer bags, clear, water proof, and cheap.
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    rbtr fedex to wv = 8 days rbtr usps to wv = 3...

    rbtr fedex to wv = 8 days
    rbtr usps to wv = 3 days
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    here's a good thread, I like the idea in post #4...

    here's a good thread, I like the idea in post #4

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/104926-knotty-mod
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    Suggestions for an Ogee style tarp...

    I'm planning an ogee style tarp from 6 yds of silpoly. 11ft 6in ridge length

    Am looking for input from anyone that has constructed or used this style of tarp, it's new to me.

    One question I...
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    This is how I made my first UQ, and two more...

    This is how I made my first UQ, and two more since...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/122995-First-DIY-Climashield-Underquilt

    1. I started with 48" wide and ended up with...
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    Xenon 5300 Hex tarp

    This is my second xenon 5300 tarp, 11.5' ridge length. 2" cat cuts, I reinforced the tieouts with the same material, glued on with silicone. I sewed the grosgrain for the tieouts to the hem only, I...
  22. I just made a winter tarp last week from xenon...

    I just made a winter tarp last week from xenon sil 5300, It was my first tarp project and i'm very happy with the finished product. I plan to post pictures soon.
  23. How about a simple 12ish footer with doors. 10...

    How about a simple 12ish footer with doors.

    10 yards of Xenon Sil .9 Dark Olive
    mara gutterman thread dark olive
    1 yard of Xenon Sil 1.1 black
    Pair of Tarp Flyz
    3 feet of 1/2 black grosgrain...
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    I say add the differential, if I pull the quilt...

    I say add the differential, if I pull the quilt against my body from the inner layer it does not/can not compress the insulation, I'm glad I did mine that way, nice and fluffy...
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    'm no expert but I do recommend a differential...

    'm no expert but I do recommend a differential cut, without darts. I wouldn't go to the trouble of sewing in darts for the 1 in loft of the 3.6 apex. I made my first two uq's this week, the first...
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    It pulled it through fine with the insulation...

    It pulled it through fine with the insulation down. You might try a little more pressure on the presser foot. I made another today with one layer of 3.6 and it was definitely easier to work with...
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    I understand completely.

    I understand completely.
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    I did not sew in darts, I simply overlapped the...

    I did not sew in darts, I simply overlapped the extra length in two places a little off center.(I had 4 extra inches, so two 1 inch folds/gathers took up the slack)

    If I am understanding your plan...
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    Southern WV, near Beckley.

    Southern WV, near Beckley.
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    I did have some trouble with thread tension and...

    I did have some trouble with thread tension and feeding at first, I don't think the presser foot was dropping far enough(due to material thickness) to engage the thread tensioner. I had to put...
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    First DIY Climashield Underquilt

    First off, thanks to everyone here. The amount of information is amazing.


    48" x 72" +/- finished size
    Inner shell - 1.1 nylon ripstop 48" x 72"
    Insulation - 2 layers 3.6 Climashield 48" x 72"...
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    124131 Here's mine, it's a full 9 x 12, 2 mil...

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    Here's mine, it's a full 9 x 12, 2 mil with duct tape reinforcement & tie outs... I'm anxious to see how it holds up over time. Only slept in it once... I like the door concept...
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