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  1. I've made them and used them with no incidents. I...

    I've made them and used them with no incidents. I do keep seeing these threads pop up from time to time.... IMO, the TC blanks may not go through a comprehensive QC program, they are meant to cover...
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    +1 on the grosgrain for tieouts....plenty strong...

    +1 on the grosgrain for tieouts....plenty strong enough. And +1 on the line locs, so easy to use. Cat cuts take the slack out of the pitch and are worth the minimal trouble, IMO. I always bind the...
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    I've done this on one of my hammocks. I used snap...

    I've done this on one of my hammocks. I used snap buttons, and put them on the zipper tape to mitigate stress, if I recall correctly. I did get condensation in the winter, but it was frozen on the...
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    Lol....I see what you did there! :)

    Lol....I see what you did there! :)
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    Check out the DIY stickies section. There should...

    Check out the DIY stickies section. There should be a tutorial in there.
  6. Looks very nice... good craftsmanship. I also...

    Looks very nice... good craftsmanship. I also like the black and yellow combo.
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    +1 on Jordan river valley. There is also the fife...

    +1 on Jordan river valley. There is also the fife lake trail that just opened up last year. It is north of Cadillac a bit. 21 mile loop, very easy hiking. Not as scenic as Jordan river but a nice...
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    Nice. Someone's butt should be warm!!

    Nice. Someone's butt should be warm!!
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    I put mine where my head is and where my feet...

    I put mine where my head is and where my feet are. I usually end up only using the one where my head is, to keep the net off my face.
  10. Pretty cool to keep doing these raffles Dutch! ...

    Pretty cool to keep doing these raffles Dutch!

    My Project:

    Double layer NylonD 1.0 navy blue outer with grey argon 67 inner with a black argon 67 over cover. Kevlar tree straps with Dutch...
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    I have used a scrap bit of fabric at the...

    I have used a scrap bit of fabric at the beginning and just trim it off after I'm done.
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    I would just make another single layer out of 1.6...

    I would just make another single layer out of 1.6 hyperD or similar material. Then you have two hammocks. [emoji4]
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    I think there is little to no quality control on...

    I think there is little to no quality control on the tablecloth fabric. They are meant for tablecloths after all. I lean towards manufacturer defect. Whipping with no end channel leaves no doubt...
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    My father had something bump up into him in his...

    My father had something bump up into him in his Hennessy in Guatemala once. He hit it and it ran away. He never saw it and does not know what it was. :scared:
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    Your hammock fabric could be stretched from use...

    Your hammock fabric could be stretched from use resulting in an uncomfortable lay and pain. If no other factors have changed, that would be my guess. Fabric degrades over time and if it stretched...
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    I don't think that tablecloth fabric has a tight...

    I don't think that tablecloth fabric has a tight enough weave to make a tarp out of. Thats my opinion, but I am no expert. Better to use regular ripstop nylon to make your own, or just buy silnylon,...
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    Nice hammock. WARNING: DIY IS ADDICTIVE. :lol:

    Nice hammock. WARNING: DIY IS ADDICTIVE. :lol:
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    Oh yeah....its project time!!!

    Oh yeah....its project time!!!
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    I've used downlinens before. Great price, free...

    I've used downlinens before. Great price, free shipping, but you have to buy in lbs, not oz. Worth it, IMO, if you are planning more than one quilt.
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    Temp rating is subjective but generally...

    Temp rating is subjective but generally corresponds to a number of inches of loft, Here is a pic from Dream Hammock showing this.
    As for the actual math of determining amount of down per baffle, you...
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    Here is a good thread....has pictures and...

    Here is a good thread....has pictures and everything. :)
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/99329-Suspension-and-Fit
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    You can get around this by adding a secondary...

    You can get around this by adding a secondary suspension. Linelocs sewn to the corners of the hammock with shock cord running through them. This will pull the UQ out to the ends of the hammock and...
  23. Awesome.....keep it coming! I love it.

    Awesome.....keep it coming! I love it.
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    Now that's a beast of a tarp. Nice job!

    Now that's a beast of a tarp. Nice job!
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    Awesome...I have a project in planning that...

    Awesome...I have a project in planning that requires white 1.0oz downproof fabric. Super psyched about this. Keep up the great work Kyle!
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    Theoretically, yes, it will hasten the wear of...

    Theoretically, yes, it will hasten the wear of the shock cord. But shock cord is cheap and easy to replace, so I wouldn't worry about it.
  27. I know that feeling! That seam looks great,...

    I know that feeling! That seam looks great, though. The rest is easy peasy. Can't wait to see it hanging.
  28. Looks like it was a lot of fun!! Sad I missed...

    Looks like it was a lot of fun!! Sad I missed it....can't wait until the Fall Hang!!!
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    IMO, it doesn't matter too much. I own a sleeping...

    IMO, it doesn't matter too much. I own a sleeping bag with vertical baffles for the torso and horizontal ones for the lower extremities. I know UGQ's new renegade TQ is designed that way as well. I...
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    I believe 8-12 is generally acceptable. 6 is a...

    I believe 8-12 is generally acceptable. 6 is a little on the low side. 15 may be too high. I'd stick with 12.
  31. Well, I too, have to officially bow out of this...

    Well, I too, have to officially bow out of this years grand winter camping extravaganza. I've got midterms next week and I am wholly unprepared. Although it pains me more than anything, I have to do...
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    Yeah, my pics never turn out as good as real...

    Yeah, my pics never turn out as good as real life....but that quilt looks sweet!! You'll be warm and happy for sure. :) Great first post, btw.
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    Well where are the pics!?! :)

    Well where are the pics!?! :)
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    Great colors and nice job!!

    Great colors and nice job!!
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    Awesome Kyle! Really cool to see your business...

    Awesome Kyle! Really cool to see your business grow from the ground up.
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    I appreciate that! I am still just a rookie...

    I appreciate that! I am still just a rookie compared with some of the people here....like Rev for instance. There is a lot of knowledge and experience here...I am always still learning! :)
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    Definitely sharps, I used a 70/10 or 80/12 on my...

    Definitely sharps, I used a 70/10 or 80/12 on my last UQ project with HyperD 1.0.
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    Well, I may have found my next project. That is...

    Well, I may have found my next project. That is pretty sweet. With a bugnet, it would remind me of the Amur dramak, I think its called. Anyways, nice job.
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    That's pretty cool. Did you prototype this first,...

    That's pretty cool. Did you prototype this first, or just order the cf and go for it?
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    Nice looking gear. Love that TQ!

    Nice looking gear. Love that TQ!
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    Shortening a zipper is easy. Get some zipper...

    Shortening a zipper is easy. Get some zipper stops, cut it where you need it cut, singe the ends with a lighter, crimp your stops on and you're good. I recommend not cutting the zipper until after...
  42. Thread: DIY NOOB

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    Good advice. I've got two nice machines this way....

    Good advice. I've got two nice machines this way. Also, as mentioned above, craigslist.
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    I use 3 yards of noseeum for a 10.5 ft gathered...

    I use 3 yards of noseeum for a 10.5 ft gathered end. You can drape it over the hammock on a diagonal to cut the net to size. I use to use #5 zipper but have switched to #3. Lighter and looks better....
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    I've done a similar thing before...the only thing...

    I've done a similar thing before...the only thing is there is no nice plastic guide to help the zipper slider on the coil. No biggie if you only switch a couple times a year. It can be a pain to line...
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    Nice first project. That looks really warm!

    Nice first project. That looks really warm!
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    This is correct. IMO, this works great for really...

    This is correct. IMO, this works great for really light fabrics. That being said, all of my hammocks, save one, have load bearing channels. I like the clean look.
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    Yeah, if you are hand sewing that would work...

    Yeah, if you are hand sewing that would work fine. :)
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    Stitching is the way to go, but you will lose all...

    Stitching is the way to go, but you will lose all the loft in the area of the patch. The stitching shouldn't leak any more down than any stitching anywhere else on the jacket. I would imagine any...
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    Well, you never know until you try!! ;) That...

    Well, you never know until you try!! ;)
    That color combo is interesting, the more I look at it, the more I like it!
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    Yeah, the Winter Edition takes the cake. Very...

    Yeah, the Winter Edition takes the cake. Very nice looking hammock. As always, exceptional work!
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