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    Interesting thoughts guys, thanks for the input....

    Interesting thoughts guys, thanks for the input. It sounds like there is no obvious advantage, so not worth the trouble.
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    Tarp Ridge Cat Cut?

    Is anyone building catenary curves into the ridge of their DIY tarps, or just into the perimeter? I read somewhere here that the WB Superfly has a cat cut ridge, but don't see cat cut ridges...
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    Thanks for the kind words, guys!

    Thanks for the kind words, guys!
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    Rolled Hem Guide

    Rolled Hem Guide:

    1) Use directions 1-5 as above, but use this set of photos.

    2) When sewing, fold over the edge in the direction that it is to be rolled. Twist that folded part slightly...
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    DIY Grosgrain and Rolled Hem Guides

    I made a couple of simple DIY sewing guides and though someone else might find them useful.

    Grosgrain guide:

    1) Pull a berry or spinach box out of your recycling box. Cut the flat panel out.
    ...
  6. Running the line there and back as described...

    Running the line there and back as described shares the cord tension (somewhat) between the two lengths of line, assuming the cord tension can equalize somewhat by slipping around the tree. For...
  7. First, I should mention that I haven't actually...

    First, I should mention that I haven't actually done any of this, but I am planning to in the near future so have put some though into it.

    For option a, using the board screwed into many studs...
  8. With 500-600lbs in the hammock, if you plan to...

    With 500-600lbs in the hammock, if you plan to use eye-bolts in the wall, you definitely want to share the weight across several studs.

    Unfortunately this setup loads the studs in their weakest...
  9. Here's an interesting video of the destructive...

    Here's an interesting video of the destructive testing of a non-forged descending ring that certainly fits the description of, and looks like, the SMC rolled aluminum one. It's nice to see that the...
  10. Happy that it is working out. I too prefer a full...

    Happy that it is working out. I too prefer a full length bury.



    I ordered a pair through a local sailing supplier for use on a kiteboarding control bar (the other kind of hanging). Cast 316 ss,...
  11. The main functional weakness of this loop seems...

    The main functional weakness of this loop seems to be that it could be accidentally loaded up wrong (loaded across one loop only). One way to prevent this is to build something rigid like a ring or...
  12. I'm familiar with the McDonald method of the...

    I'm familiar with the McDonald method of the locking brummel in the context of making a fixed eye using only the working end of the rope. I have manipulated it, only to arrive yet again at the...
  13. GMCTTR is bang on. Make one (stop and play with...

    GMCTTR is bang on. Make one (stop and play with it before the bury step) and that will make it more clear than all the words I can type. You can do it with <18" of line if you're just playing and...
  14. Assuming you are referring to this thread...

    Assuming you are referring to this thread https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13779

    The methods shown in the above thread (original method in post #1 and modified method in post...
  15. There is absolutely nothing wrong with whipping,...

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with whipping, stitching, or using a simple bury splice, for that matter. A locking splice is just a clean way to the same end. Just showing something new.
  16. If you pull one side through, it does twists the...

    If you pull one side through, it does twists the hole, and as you say, pre-twisting the hole would likely solve that particular problem. But, as it is pulls through, the 'lock' of the locked brummel...
  17. If I understand you correctly, this is not the...

    If I understand you correctly, this is not the case. The strand that passes through the centre of the brummel lock is simply passing through and does not contribute to the lock or the integrity of...
  18. dragon360, For that 9" loop in 1/8" Amsteel I...

    dragon360,

    For that 9" loop in 1/8" Amsteel I used 41.5". I wanted to make the smallest loop I could while using the full bury lengths recommended by Samson.

    -Bury is 72 x nominal diameter,...
  19. Bubba, the '8' shape is just a side effect of...

    Bubba, the '8' shape is just a side effect of building in the lock. I have yet to find or dream up a way to build in the lock and end up with a '0' instead of an '8' shape. If such a thing exists, it...
  20. Because one part of the completed loop passes...

    Because one part of the completed loop passes through the other, you can easily manipulate the loops so one becomes larger and the other shrinks. You can see this in the pics above, where I have...
  21. Continued...

    Continued...
  22. Locking Brummel Continuous Loop Tutorial

    There is information on HF about making continuous loops using the bury method (Opie's tutorial is a great one). These look clean, and with an adequate bury length, they are super strong,...
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