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    Thanks. I have used it before (2 layers) and...

    Thanks.
    I have used it before (2 layers) and don't think it stretches much at all. I don't know why I never went with just one layer.
    Thanks everybody!
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    Thanks Paul! I'm sitting at the sewing machine...

    Thanks Paul!
    I'm sitting at the sewing machine and didn't have to wait long at all for an answer.
    Thanks again!
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    Is this strong enough?

    I have some 3/8 grosgrain and I was thinking about using as tarp tie out points. I would double the grosgrain in the loop but keep it one layer where it is sewn into the reinforcement patches. Strong...
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    An awesome hang in it's own right. ...

    An awesome hang in it's own right.

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/6ebf4eb6cd9d8690358590baa103f82b.jpg
  5. Supper cool report! I am jealous of the close...

    Supper cool report!
    I am jealous of the close water hang. In Louisiana, that might be viewed as a gator taco:scared:. After looking at the pictures, I wonder if you were close to an area animals use...
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    Hey Kyle, The pages look great! Just a couple...

    Hey Kyle,
    The pages look great!
    Just a couple of observations.

    First, I agree with Boston on cutting once on the cat curves. I make my marks with a grease pencil and connect the marks. Find the...
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    +1 on the relatives! I have 3. 1 from wife,...

    +1 on the relatives! I have 3. 1 from wife, mother and mother-in-law.
  8. Congrats Boston!

    Congrats Boston!
  9. Thread: needing help

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    I have made a few hammocks with whipped ends. I...

    I have made a few hammocks with whipped ends. I do think the method in which you fold or gather the material prior to whipping can play a role in how prominent the ridge is. I switched to a sewn...
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    Are you whipping the ends or sewing a channel for...

    Are you whipping the ends or sewing a channel for your suspension?
  11. One under quilt , which I love, from AHE....

    One under quilt , which I love, from AHE. Everything else I and my family owns was hand made from components from RSBTR, Dutch and DIY Gear supply.
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    It's looking great! Can't wait to see more...

    It's looking great! Can't wait to see more pictures! I think you will be happy you went with the cat cuts. Definitely something to be proud of! Congrats!
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    I know there are some who have used this for a...

    I know there are some who have used this for a DIY tarp. Myself included. The mil thickness will be up to you in regards to weighing durability vs weight. 4 mil is pretty durable but I believe some...
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    Actually no one. It was middle of the day and I...

    Actually no one. It was middle of the day and I was at the back of the hotel. One plesant surprise, while its hot here, the humidity has nothing on Louisiana. I didn't sweat at all!
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    I did have a very good nap outside but not...

    I did have a very good nap outside but not sleeping over night....didn't bring the bug net[emoji31]
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    I got the best room at the hotel!

    Drove 8 hours to see my niece get married tomorrow but found a great shady spot for a nice afternoon hang.

    111964
  17. Thanks Fancy Ramen! Sent you a PM

    Thanks Fancy Ramen! Sent you a PM
  18. Thanks Kpi890!

    Thanks Kpi890!
  19. Thank you Spark. I had used Velcro in the past...

    Thank you Spark.
    I had used Velcro in the past but I like this much better!
  20. Thanks! I believe I have seen something like...

    Thanks! I believe I have seen something like this. One picture showed one main stake with three others attached to it in a fan shape behind it.
    I was thinking about cutting the 2x4's in half and...
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    Got my shipping notice the day before I left for...

    Got my shipping notice the day before I left for 8 days. Something to look forward to...for 8 whole days.
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    Unbelievable! !!! The quilt, the write up WOW!...

    Unbelievable! !!! The quilt, the write up WOW! Prehaps the nicest quilt I have seen. Instead of me asking you questions on how to do it, can I just send the the fabric to you and pay you to do it? ...
  23. Thanks! I should have also added in the title...

    Thanks! I should have also added in the title "for an Arachniphobe". I cut the length of each piece 130" to allow for the diagional lay. When you lay on the diagional it draws the netting up but...
  24. DIY Bugnet with extenders for 11 foot hammock

    Here is my DIY bugnet. I haven't seen this sone before but I wouldn't be surprised if it had.
    The problem I have had in the past is the width of the standard no seeum. Sewing two pieces together...
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    Wooohooo just got mine too!

    Wooohooo just got mine too!
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    Mine came out more pointy as well. I messed up on...

    Mine came out more pointy as well. I messed up on the stitching to the sides of the hammock. I didn't hide the stitch underneath like he did in the video but I think it still turned out pretty good....
  27. Thanks, I have some chartreuse marker tape and...

    Thanks, I have some chartreuse marker tape and will use that...if I get to carry it.
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    Guess I didn't make the "ship to early" list. ...

    Guess I didn't make the "ship to early" list. But the bright side is I just got 10 yards of silpoly in. A winter tarp for my wife will keep me occupied until the wide stuff arrives.
    Always a...
  29. Thanks...I hope not. But Sgt. Rock says so too!...

    Thanks...I hope not. But Sgt. Rock says so too! Lol!!
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    Poll: 111814 Various length homemade fish tools plus...

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    Various length homemade fish tools plus a loop tuner. Plastic needle for picking tapper threads.
  31. Anybody??...Bueller........Bueller

    Anybody??...Bueller........Bueller
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    Congrats Kyle. I know you were as anxious as...

    Congrats Kyle. I know you were as anxious as everybody else...probably more so.
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    Good deal! I am about to start on my wifes winter...

    Good deal! I am about to start on my wifes winter tarp out of silpoly. I use what I have always called a grease pencil but this actually says china marker. I sharpen it with sandpaper to get a fine...
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    I have also made a few silnylon tarps. I can...

    I have also made a few silnylon tarps. I can usually get the tarp to pitch tight but I always have trouble with keeping the tarp tight. Even after a heavy dew, the tarp would become less taught. It...
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    Good question. If you think about the two pieces...

    Good question. If you think about the two pieces of fabric, the line on the right piece of fabric is what I line the factory edge of the left piece of fabric up with. The line on the left piece of...
  36. I need some feedback on my DIY beach hammock stand.

    My family has a beach trip coming up in a few days and I REALLY wanted to be able to hang on the beach albeit farther away from the water than most. ( I don't want to have my guy lines getting in...
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    I might...do you sell them? My wife gave me one...

    I might...do you sell them? My wife gave me one that she got at a local fabric store. I hang it on the wall. But I could always use more storage.
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    I have eyeballed too although I didn't use the...

    I have eyeballed too although I didn't use the grid. I just try to keep the edges the same distance apart. I really just drew the lines for the demonstration but drawing the lines went quicker than I...
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    Thanks! Going to go back and watch that video and...

    Thanks! Going to go back and watch that video and try the triangles. I want to try them more for an accent color. I use a seperate zippered entry bugnet.
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    Very nice! Did you measure the triangles like...

    Very nice!
    Did you measure the triangles like xtreckker did in his video? I have a hammock I would like to try that on.
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    That looks really nice!

    That looks really nice!
  42. Here is what I have done. The picture shows a...

    Here is what I have done. The picture shows a Dutch Clip but I also have same set up with whoopie hooks. You could splice the WH onto the CL on your hammock or the CL double larks headed on the Cinch...
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    Here is another thingamajig I use. Just a simple...

    Here is another thingamajig I use. Just a simple wooden dowl with an Amsteel loop connected to a mini biner. After splicing my cinch buckles on to the Amsteel loops, I clip the loop on the biner and...
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    I understand. My wife got the kitchen remodel...

    I understand. My wife got the kitchen remodel last November. Now, if I can just get that bed moved out, I can make a fabric table....
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    Great thread! I was fortunate to be able to...

    Great thread!
    I was fortunate to be able to take over a guest bedroom. I make quite a bit of gear and was given three sewing machines so I set up three areas. The one thing I wish I had is a large...
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    Thats a good question[emoji2] . I have always...

    Thats a good question[emoji2] . I have always "felt" like the double stitches should face outward and I seal both rows. But now that I think about it, I don't see a reason it couldn't (or shouldn't...
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    Thanks! I do seam seal it. I have never tried it...

    Thanks!
    I do seam seal it. I have never tried it without but I would suspect it would leak without seam sealing.
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    My hybrid flat felled seam for my tarp

    I have been sewing up a few tarps lately and thought I would share how I sew my ridge line seam. This seams (:laugh:) to be one of the reasons people are a little nervous about making a tarp (It was...
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    I believe it is noon eastern time. I know they...

    I believe it is noon eastern time. I know they were pretty backed up a couple of weeks ago and I believe he posted on his website (or mabe here) that they were back to normal. I have purchased from...
  50. I have found that too. I used grossgrain when I...

    I have found that too. I used grossgrain when I first stepped into DIY. Used it once and thought fabric would be much better.
    In regards to your hammock length, I have sewn so many hammocks in the...
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