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    Im not sure what size person you are but Ill give...

    Im not sure what size person you are but Ill give you the of my bad experience with physics and gravity. I was using 46 spreader bars. the larger ones from dutch. I didnt put anything in or on them...
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    krinkle taffeta from tableclothfactory.com

    krinkle taffeta from tableclothfactory.com
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    Also sailrite.com

    Also sailrite.com
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    I was going in the xxl bridge direction but the...

    I was going in the xxl bridge direction but the other night when I was going to test it for the night I hung it too flat and my spreader bars snapped. dumped me and whacked me in the head so thats...
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    Sorry texas hanger I got the posts mixed up....

    Sorry texas hanger I got the posts mixed up. thought snowball had made the trial prototype. I would have thought that your version with fabric rather than lines would have been more stable. maybe...
  6. On the scissors where most have smooth sharp...

    On the scissors where most have smooth sharp blades the braided line or fibers like amsteel slides and isnt cut. on the braided line scissors the blades have tiny serrations that grab the fibers and...
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    While not practical a 3 or 4 point attachment...

    While not practical a 3 or 4 point attachment like the tentstile sky tent would solve the balance issues but I have trouble finding 2 trees the right distance where I want to be much less 3 or 4
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    I have a set of xxl clew nettles that I made for...

    I have a set of xxl clew nettles that I made for an attempt at a Navy hammock.I was thinking about trying to incorporate those into the sides but I think WV idea of whoopies that would allow...
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    WOW. That is exactly the thread I've been looking...

    WOW. That is exactly the thread I've been looking for. Could I please suggest a sticky for diy 90 degree right angle etc.I tried for days searching in the search feature and could not get to that...
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    WV approximately how long are your lines on the...

    WV approximately how long are your lines on the sides? Im trying to figure out how much cord Im gonna need to get started.
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    130278130279 I keep going back to the idea of...

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    I keep going back to the idea of adding a foot box to one side of my 13 x 9 dl tcf gathered end. I sit in it at 90 a lot and I love it. I think with a foot box and maybe a sewn sleeve...
  12. I suffered the consequences of not understanding...

    I suffered the consequences of not understanding all the physics involved. I was trying to stay close to the sizes that v allen had used on his xxl bridges. I left the spreader bars a little long to...
  13. that is a great idea zilla. This is my first ever...

    that is a great idea zilla. This is my first ever bridge and I thought that by going with the 742 poles i was going strong enough. Im about 299 1/2 . it is all about learning as we go. As my old...
  14. Tip for working with amsteel.braided fishing line scissors

    On many of the videos of folks working with amsteel I see folks sawing on it with knives. Tip at most fishing supply places wally mart fishing dept etc. They have special scissors for cutting braided...
  15. both ends snapped pretty much at the same time....

    both ends snapped pretty much at the same time. It wasnt a slow bend then fail either the head end snapped with some force. one side hit me in the back of the head leaving a sizable knot. lol. Im...
  16. Serious epic spreader bar failure need help figuring out where I went wrong

    The new diy bigbridge sent me to ground rapidly and unceremoniously tonight. Was gonna try to stay te night to try it out. About the time I got stretched out I heard snap crackle pop and hello earth....
  17. I dont really have anything to compare it to...

    I dont really have anything to compare it to since this is my first bridge hammock. I felt like the canvas had a lot more stretch than I was expecting it to have.
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    WV I am still very interested in making a 90...

    WV I am still very interested in making a 90 degree or right angle hammock like the ones you have made. Im curious about how you attached your lines or nettles to the fabric. I made a clews jig and a...
  19. longer spreader bar

    I already cut the spreader bars. I started to just try the full 50 ( 2 x 25'' bars from dutch) but based on the info I had I thought for sure that 44 would be enough. I think v allen used 43 on his...
  20. That did help some. Its pretty comfortable on my...

    That did help some. Its pretty comfortable on my side. Can't bring knees up very far but overall good for side sleeping. Still more squeeze on my shoulders than i like when on my back. Still...
  21. I'll give that a try today weather permitting.

    I'll give that a try today weather permitting.
  22. A couple more pics130183130184130185

    A couple more pics130183130184130185
  23. Diy bigbridge. Well I think it looks good. Lays not so hot.

    Got it finished and hung today. Looks like a bridge hammock. But way too much shoulder squeeze for me to be comfortable. So I'm trying to figure out what to tweak to help that. Finished width is 52...
  24. I think I found my answer on grizzbridge...

    I think I found my answer on grizzbridge unleashed. it looks like the tip goes into the diamond knot loop in that configuration. If I missed something someone please set me straight. For anyone else...
  25. where does spreader bar tip go with webbing and corner knot attachment

    On my diy big bridge I have the 1/2 inch tubular webbing with a loop crossbar tacked at the ends. I followed the grizzbridge rino instructions. I have the corner diamond knot loops and the adjustable...
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    I have the corner cord loops made and the...

    I have the corner cord loops made and the triangle with the loops like you made in grizzbridge rino. I went back and watched 3 and 4 again but I dont see where to put the tips of the spreader bars??...
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    Thank you for all your help. This one is going to...

    Thank you for all your help. This one is going to look similar to your potter straight spine with spreader bars and suspension. Will I be ok leaving the ends unfinished while I try out the spreader...
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    Next step diy big bridge question

    I'm following the grizz bridge instructions but I would like to go ahead and finish my sides and attach suspension so I can work out spreader bar length and test before I do endcaps. Question is do I...
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    Thanks for your help.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Ok I think I got it now130111

    Ok I think I got it now130111
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    130098 The head end is at top and cut side on...

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    The head end is at top and cut side on the right
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    I will take another pic with the part I cut in...

    I will take another pic with the part I cut in the pic. The pic you shared is exactly what I was trying to do and the part of the video that I referenced. I laid it out like he had it and rolled it...
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    Need help with Grizzbridge

    I got the hammock body cut and am ready to attach the webbing. In his video Grizz made a cut on each corner to make the corner square before he started to attach the webbing. I tried to follow his...
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    I noticed that diygearsupply also carries the...

    I noticed that diygearsupply also carries the table cloth blanks. That would allow you to get all your components for your projects at the same place and save on some shipping. They have both the...
  35. Don't buy. Build!

    Don't buy. Build!
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    Wow stunned silence. Well as we say in...

    Wow stunned silence. Well as we say in alabama...somebody hold my beer..yall watch this right here..
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    WV has some great ideas along this line. I use a...

    WV has some great ideas along this line. I use a 13 x 9 diy tcf hammock. I've often thought while sitting in recliner mode that if I just had a foot box I could lay flat and be totally sideways ie...
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    Am I on the right track with the curve?

    Am I on the right track with the curve?
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    Im just curious about exactly what you mean by 90...

    Im just curious about exactly what you mean by 90 degree? If you mean a right angle hammock I started a similar thread a few days ago re: amok and exped and got some great information from WV who has...
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    4 and 5 are reversed but you get where I'm at...

    4 and 5 are reversed but you get where I'm at here.

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    Ok starting with paper to be sure I'm on te right...

    Ok starting with paper to be sure I'm on te right track. 84 x 54 with 9 inch cut. If I fold in half length wise then fold in half again and measure up 9 inches and curve to corner then unfold I...
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    Thanks Grizz. Got my canvas all washed and dried...

    Thanks Grizz. Got my canvas all washed and dried X2 and ironed smooth. Ready to lay it out and start on the curve today. Hope me luck!

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  43. Great work vw. Thank you very much for sharing.

    Great work vw. Thank you very much for sharing.
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    UGH, math!. Ok I concess, even though I have...

    UGH, math!. Ok I concess, even though I have spent a considerable amount of years in college and actually have some degrees and such, I had to back all the way down to 009 to get a math credit. We...
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    UGH, math!. Ok I concess, even though I have...

    UGH, math!. Ok I concess, even though I have spent a considerable amount of years in college and actually have some degrees and such, I had to back all the way down to 009 to get a math credit. We...
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    On 54 wide body how long should my spreader bars...

    On 54 wide body how long should my spreader bars be?

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  47. The adjustable bridge sounds intetesting. Any...

    The adjustable bridge sounds intetesting. Any pics available. ?
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    I ordered the spreader bars from dutch. I got the...

    I ordered the spreader bars from dutch. I got the 25 male and 25 female with tips. I realized when my order arrived that I had only actually ordered 1 bar but the second is on the way now. learning...
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    I have a 90 x 132 also. I'm 6'6" 299. I like the...

    I have a 90 x 132 also. I'm 6'6" 299. I like the extra width I have quad oy mods so no excess flapping. I hAve been kicking around adding a footboard to one side to create an amok ergo right angle...
  50. Thanks for your reply WV. I would love to look...

    Thanks for your reply WV. I would love to look back at your right angle hammocks. Sounds like I tapped into your wavelength maybe. Did you stick with the idea or did you give up on it? Im thinking...
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