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  1. Each 4' section weighs 2.2 lbs. Google...

    Each 4' section weighs 2.2 lbs.

    Google 'military surplus aluminum mast', 'military aluminum camouflage net support system', etc for current sources.
  2. Thread: RRIIIIIIIP....

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    Are the long edges of the hammock roll hemmed? ...

    Are the long edges of the hammock roll hemmed?

    Did the tear start at the edge or somewhere away from the edge?
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    For future reference, you might want to read this...

    For future reference, you might want to read this info on commercial motor types...http://www.citysewing.com/diference-between-clutch-motor-servo-motor/.
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    This is when a photo would be worth a thousand...

    This is when a photo would be worth a thousand words.:laugh:
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    It's 1" and yes, the 1.75" is available but does...

    It's 1" and yes, the 1.75" is available but does us little good.
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    I took the photo. It is the buckle on a Bear...

    I took the photo. It is the buckle on a Bear Grylls hammock.....I took a "hit for the team" and bought it a couple of years ago to answer questions HF members had at the time.

    Like I stated, I was...
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    Probably because we have "pushed" Mara 70 thread...

    Probably because we have "pushed" Mara 70 thread on HF for so many years that it has become the standard. It's strength is nice for hammock end channels and straps but not necessary. A wide mix of...
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    Because they are not available is why we pestered...

    Because they are not available is why we pestered Dutch into making them.

    There is a steel version made that is VERY heavy, but I have never found a source for them except those which came with...
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    ^This. Using a relatively heavy thread in very...

    ^This. Using a relatively heavy thread in very thin fabrics provides insufficient thickness for the thread to align before existing at the surface causing this common ZZ appearance. It's only...
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    Technically, that's a spreader bar hammock rather...

    Technically, that's a spreader bar hammock rather then a bridge.
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    Sticky: FWIW, the minimum breaking strength of Amsteel...

    FWIW, the minimum breaking strength of Amsteel Blue is 1400 lbs while the average breaking strength is 1600 lbs so use whichever you are comfortable with.

    More importantly, the typical breaking...
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    The bed and hinge pin spacing most likely fits...

    The bed and hinge pin spacing most likely fits generic cases made for Singer profile machines. My Necchi Supernova's and Esperia do.
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    Go here...

    Go here, here and here for the sewn in version.

    Do it right and no damage will happen that might result in a warranty issue.
  14. If you are stitching the bury to "lock" it in...

    If you are stitching the bury to "lock" it in place, don't use the machine. Hand stitch it the correct...
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    Probably just a part gummed up a little and in...

    Probably just a part gummed up a little and in need of a few drops of solvent followed with oil.

    Keep both machines and have them set up for different things.
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    I certainly would not want to be locked in to the...

    I certainly would not want to be locked in to the first "I'll do it" if I was contracting work to be done.
  17. Same for me....and now I know it's there to...

    Same for me....and now I know it's there to use.:thumbup1:
  18. Thread: My FUBAR bridge

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    Glad to hear it worked.:thumbup1:

    Glad to hear it worked.:thumbup1:
  19. Thread: My FUBAR bridge

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    I cut the webbing longer than needed, place it on...

    I cut the webbing longer than needed, place it on top of the ripstop and run one row of stitching, roll it twice and run two rows of stitching (close to the webbing edges).

    You may have one side...
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    The 185's are basically a 99k in a modernized...

    The 185's are basically a 99k in a modernized housing. Should be a good machine. The J signifies 'made in Canada'.

    http://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/185/
  21. Thread: Bent Dutch flyz

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    Yes, they are frequently adjusted for larger cord...

    Yes, they are frequently adjusted for larger cord sizes. The usual method is with a flat blade screw driver.
  22. I'm guessing that pins may work better for this...

    I'm guessing that pins may work better for this application. All the pins are doing is spreading the warp and weft yarns and they will close back up, so no harm is done.
  23. Thread: Bridge help

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    Or....skip all the math, hang a string and mark...

    Or....skip all the math, hang a string and mark along it...

    121836 121837
  24. Pins are the extra "pair of hands" used for...

    Pins are the extra "pair of hands" used for sewing.

    I strongly suggest you use a stronger stitch (like the back stitch) to sew the perimeter of the quilt. It will also help to keep the whole thing...
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    For the record, "90 mph tape" and gaffers tape...

    For the record, "90 mph tape" and gaffers tape are not the same thing. Gaffers tape has considerably lower adhesive strength and is made to leave little or no residue on removal.
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    Wow...quilts, quilts, quilts in the FS forum...

    Wow...quilts, quilts, quilts in the FS forum without tons of non-hammock related threads to wade through. How refreshing!:thumbup:
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    Most likely, someone that shouldn't have been in...

    Most likely, someone that shouldn't have been in your yard at night tripped on the line.
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    Just a heads up....you might want to make sure...

    Just a heads up....you might want to make sure you are PMing a current mod and not a past mod.
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    Since you...

    Since you asked....https://www.google.com/search?q=fabric+burn+test+chart&espv=2&biw=1388&bih=960&source=lnms&sa=X&sqi=2&pjf=1&ved=0ahUKEwjA4YbS-eXJAhUGeD4KHeoMD_QQ_AUICigA&dpr=1
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    This application just looks unnecessary with more...

    This application just looks unnecessary with more potential for harm than good. If you want added abrasion resistance, the 550 cord sheathing or similar material would be a much better way to go.
    ...
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    There are less expensive brands with virtually...

    There are less expensive brands with virtually the same machine. I bought the Sailrite a few years ago for another hobby and would never get another. Same stamped steel/diecast crude mechanism as the...
  32. I love these bathroom break threads....I use them...

    I love these bathroom break threads....I use them to add all of the "I pee in my hammock" folks to my "never buy used equipment from" list.:laugh:
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    Poll: No parking lot for Browning Hill but there are...

    No parking lot for Browning Hill but there are lots at both ends of the Nebo Ridge trail. At the north trail head, the road may be used for overflow parking with the stipulation that everyone has to...
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    One week amounts to no test time at all. The real...

    One week amounts to no test time at all. The real test comes some number of months down the road when we see how well sellers, that are not "invested" in this thread, do with following the rules and...
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    I'm curious....what do you weigh and what are you...

    I'm curious....what do you weigh and what are you using for the strength of 1.75mm Lash It whoopies?
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    Poll: And here's an old post with location info for...

    And here's an old post with location info for Browning Hollow and Browning Hill.
    ...
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    True...however, both argon 67 and lash it/zing it...

    True...however, both argon 67 and lash it/zing it whoopie/UCR suspensions have been done before (maybe not together)...but not often. It probably takes good google skills to find the threads.
  38. Thread: Bridge UQ

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    I use a Ridge Creek UQ with my "larger than WBRR"...

    I use a Ridge Creek UQ with my "larger than WBRR" diy bridge hammock and it works very well.

    The head end spreader bar is 38.5" and the head end fabric width is ~47". If you go even wider, the...
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    This member made one and was never heard from...

    This member made one and was never heard from again.:scared:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/93068-My-DIY-Hammock-out-of-Argon-67
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    When you decide using whoopie slings with an...

    When you decide using whoopie slings with an average breaking strength of ~320 lb, at best, is no longer worth the worry (see you in the fall:laugh:), try Dynaglide. It will provide whoopies with an...
  41. Looks to me like the webbing broke and only the...

    Looks to me like the webbing broke and only the first few bar tacks broke. This is what you want, however there are better stitch patterns and it does not take as many bartacks as you are using.
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    Basically, if you cut the adjustable loop on a...

    Basically, if you cut the adjustable loop on a whoopie sling and you have a UCR.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/66163-Tutorial-How-To-Make-an-UCR
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    This is probably not far off although last I...

    This is probably not far off although last I heard (some time back) the revenue including those other than donations brought in small amount above the annual costs.



    Statistics were put...
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    You might want to rethink those numbers. The HF...

    You might want to rethink those numbers. The HF statistics indicate there are "Active Members: 4,243". I doubt many non-active members are donating. I can also guarantee you the revenues generated...
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    The "Creating and maintaining your for sale...

    The "Creating and maintaining your for sale thread" post states that the seller not only will be able to edit their FS post for the life of it, but that they have the responsibility to do so.


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    From someone that was on the inside but is now on...

    From someone that was on the inside but is now on the outside looking in with all the rest of you, from a moderator's stand point, the FS forums were becoming too cumbersome and unmanageable.
    ...
  47. Poll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoq4RUeoG2c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoq4RUeoG2c
  48. Nice suspension system. However, lock...

    Nice suspension system.

    However, lock stitching buries is best not done with a sewing machine as you have done to the continuous loops. It only takes a few "stitches" and they should be snug but...
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    I am always amazed when people mistake an...

    I am always amazed when people mistake an internet forum/website for a democracy. Forums are privately owned and you and I have no inherent rights, only the TOS, and this is the way it should be.
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  50. Dutch, RSBTR and DIYGearSupply.com...

    Dutch, RSBTR and DIYGearSupply.com

    All three have good selection and pricing.
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