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    I finished my 4 spreader bar hammock, and then on...

    I finished my 4 spreader bar hammock, and then on to the next design: spreader bars that are sewn into the fabric lengthwise, with end spreaders forcing a U shape in cross section. I don't care about...
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    also makes a good fid on the other end:laugh:

    also makes a good fid on the other end:laugh:
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    If the hole is small, use a zig zag stitch with...

    If the hole is small, use a zig zag stitch with minimum stitch length to "darn" the torn area. Polyester thread in white.
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    I have experience repairing sails. I have a...

    I have experience repairing sails. I have a question about the hole in the center of the main. Did it somehow get hung up on a sharp point, or is the sail so worn that the material tears easily? It...
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    The tension spring.......... Also I have put...

    The tension spring.......... Also I have put bobbins in backwards. The way the thread comes off the bobbin is part of the bottom thread tension. Nothing is worse than a bobbin that is wound badly. It...
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    Ha Ha I've done this so that's why I knew:boggle:

    Ha Ha I've done this so that's why I knew:boggle:
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    Both top and bottom tensions are adjustable....

    Both top and bottom tensions are adjustable. Don't be afraid of adjusting the bottom tension. But don't change the bobbin tension out of desperation, find the problem. You can also sew by turning the...
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    This is a great idea.

    This is a great idea.
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    Thank You for this report. This type of testing...

    Thank You for this report. This type of testing is more relevant than opinion. I will adopt this pattern for sewing nylon tubing on the offshore harnesses I sew.:cool:
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    That Necci looks so cool I am going to start...

    That Necci looks so cool I am going to start looking for one.....:shades:
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    $99.95 -- The 4-Part US Military Modular Sleep...

    $99.95 -- The 4-Part US Military Modular Sleep System sleeping bags and other components are constructed to be used in conjunction with each other, or separately to complete an interoperable system...
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    You will want to use spur grommets. Sew a...

    You will want to use spur grommets. Sew a re-inforcement to give a good thickness for the teeth to bite into. I like to fold 2 inch webbing around the corner, sew it down, then cut the hole for the...
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    So far it is a rectangle of closed cell foam 1/2...

    So far it is a rectangle of closed cell foam 1/2 inch thick. I have a huge roll of the stuff!
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    Here's my bridge hammock. The insulation pad is...

    Here's my bridge hammock. The insulation pad is held in place with snaps. The pad curls up nicely around my body. I am hoping that with a -33 degree military sleeping bag I'll be able to stay warm....
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    Great Machine Italian I believe back when...

    Great Machine Italian I believe back when products were made to last. If you are looking at other machines, one criteria is that the drive gears be metal or at least very heavy duty phenolic. Another...
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    Wow that is the best priced source I have found!...

    Wow that is the best priced source I have found! Thanks
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    The overlock sewing machine has to pull the...

    The overlock sewing machine has to pull the thread against the loop made when the hook grabs the upper thread. The thicker the fabric, and the larger the thread, the more force necessary to do this...
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    It's true, most home machines will not make a...

    It's true, most home machines will not make a good stitch with that size thread/needle. There are a lot of other products and fabrics there as well. Craigslist can be your friend, I just answered an...
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    Carbon fiber sounds like a lot of expense. I like...

    Carbon fiber sounds like a lot of expense. I like aluminum bars that allow the hanger to pull themselves up. Inexpensive and strong.
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    Dave that looks good. The bigger the spool, the...

    Dave that looks good. The bigger the spool, the cheaper the cost of thread. I buy a lot of thread from www.rochfordsupply.com in 1 lbs spools
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    That is very close to what is installed on my...

    That is very close to what is installed on my Bernina. After one selects stitch length, one adjust the puller to match the stitch length so it pulls the same distance as the feed dogs
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    Hi Pag My Pfaff is my heavy hitter. If I can...

    Hi Pag

    My Pfaff is my heavy hitter. If I can get it under the presser foot, the machine will sew it. Plywood is not out of the question. It is so simple in its mechanism, and the bobbins are huge....
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    Singer Slantomatic 500A with every accessory...

    Singer Slantomatic 500A with every accessory possible, even the pink singer case. I bought this machine when I first started sewing, it was not heavy duty enough for repairing sailboat sails. I never...
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    Juki MOG 2800 series industrial serger. I say...

    Juki MOG 2800 series industrial serger. I say industrial because of the needle sizes and the thread that this machine will use. Also the cutter will chop through almost anything. Great machine- pain...
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    Juki LH-3188 This is a medium duty 2 needle...

    Juki LH-3188 This is a medium duty 2 needle machine. It can be used with either needle alone. If you are sewing along an edge and need to turn a corner, the inner needle can be stopped while the...
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    Bernina 217-08 Swiss made when it meant quality ...

    Bernina 217-08 Swiss made when it meant quality Bernina does not manufacturer industrial sewing machines since this model. This is the machine that makes me money. It has a built in 3 step zig zag,...
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    Pfaff 1245- for the heavy duty sewing of straps...

    Pfaff 1245- for the heavy duty sewing of straps using thread that will support your weight. Replaced the drive pulley to gear down the speed 1/2- I'll never be able to sew as fast as factory workers!
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    So I changed a few things. I recut the fabric of...

    So I changed a few things. I recut the fabric of the hammock into an hour glass shape. I re-inforced the edging by using 3 inch nylon seat belt for edge binding.
    I set snaps to hold the pad in...
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    That is a great picture and it looks so comfy. I...

    That is a great picture and it looks so comfy. I like the support lines that run down the edges. Very coll looking hammock:boggle:
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    I had sewn the lower spreaders at first. I did...

    I had sewn the lower spreaders at first. I did not like their effect on the lower hang. Also the lower spreaders and line suspension are part of my overkill design and I wanted to run a secondary...
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    OK I am modding it to have a curved edge on both...

    OK I am modding it to have a curved edge on both sides- re-inforced with webbing edge.
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    Basically the upper spreader supports the weight...

    Basically the upper spreader supports the weight for stability. The lower helps to hold the floor flat/
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    Yeah this one was made without regard to weight....

    Yeah this one was made without regard to weight.

    It is a bit difficult to get in and out of...the first time I got in it I had to exit the end. Now I am able to get out the side if my feet touch...
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    Bridge Hammock: First Model

    Here is my first hammock, a 4 spreader bar bridge hammock. The material is Sunbrella. The design philosophy is a elevated bed that cannot fail! I used materials that I am familiar with, Flat webbing...
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    Interesting to me that you chose another type of...

    Interesting to me that you chose another type of fabric, because I am just finishing up a bridge hammock made with an acrylic/polyester blend called Sunbrella plus. This fabric is heavy and I use it...
  36. Thread: Idaho Camper

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    Started my bridge type yesterday. 4 spreader...

    Started my bridge type yesterday. 4 spreader bars. 2 sewn into the fabric under lower level and not removable. 2 spreader bars located at the upper ends. 18 inches deep. Sunbrella fabric. I will be...
  37. Thread: Idaho Camper

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    The info available on this forum is just great. I...

    The info available on this forum is just great. I just got back from a trip to Hawaii (the Big Island) and I slept 3 nights in an Eno at Black Sands Beach. I experienced cold from evap cooling that...
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    Wow that's a great photo. When does a hammock...

    Wow that's a great photo.

    When does a hammock become a suspended bed? My designs will have spreader bars in the smaller sizes and rigid floors in the larger.
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    Thanks for the answers. I am already hooked on...

    Thanks for the answers. I am already hooked on hammocks. I have been thinking of a design that can be elevated into the treetops and is about 8 feet square on the floor. I go a different direction...
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    Idaho Camper

    Hello, I just registered yesterday. I have a hammock but I am not satisfied with it. I do sew commercially, and I feel that I can make almost anything in the hammock department. So here are a few...
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