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    The crank machines do tend to move around a bit,...

    The crank machines do tend to move around a bit, even though they're so heavy you'd not think they would. I put a car floor mat on the table under mine, with rubber side down and carpeted side up....
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    Hi ShooTa, I just saw your posts. Your UQ is...

    Hi ShooTa,
    I just saw your posts. Your UQ is coming out well! I've wrestled with re-purposing down bags and jackets to harvest the down, and it's no picnic, but you're well on the way to conquering...
  3. Got it! Thanks for the clarification. Pocket the...

    Got it! Thanks for the clarification. Pocket the mini-hammy and you're good to go (or sit) anywhere, if you're warm enough to take off the jacket.
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    The purrr-fect first project! That kitty looks...

    The purrr-fect first project! That kitty looks very happy, has the diagonal lay and the swing-push all figured out. Well done indeed! Now make one for your other moggie so they won't compete for the...
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    If all else fails, you could just shoot some...

    If all else fails, you could just shoot some spikes into the ground with that! (nice blowgun. I may need one, if only to show off.)

    Cedar1974, I wouldn't use PVC for any weight-bearing part of a...
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    If you're nearby, maybe your mom will show you...

    If you're nearby, maybe your mom will show you how to do ONLY the most basic straight stitching on hers (ignore all the fancy bells and whistles -- you won't need them!). Or maybe you have a neighbor...
  7. hk2001, Now THAT is brilliant!! Gotta do that...

    hk2001, Now THAT is brilliant!! Gotta do that with one I have! I'm gathering materials to make otter's chair. Your post is perfect timing.

    I can't tell from the photo (my crummy monitor) how you...
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    I prefer old and solid (heavy, metal) and simple....

    I prefer old and solid (heavy, metal) and simple. You won't need fancy stitches or electronics, just straight & reverse, zigzag, maybe buttonhole. I used to do all my sewing on an ancient treadle...
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    I don't know the temp, but it doesn't need to be...

    I don't know the temp, but it doesn't need to be very hot. I used an ordinary household clothes iron and a linen press cloth (really just an old calendar tea towel). Use the iron DRY, No steam! The...
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    It's really all about loving the awesome...

    It's really all about loving the awesome grandkids!

    Re. latex paint: I forgot about waterproofing with latex. Did that once in a pinch to cover a craft fair booth. Colorful but heavy & stiff, as...
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    Too bad he can't get his business in order. I...

    Too bad he can't get his business in order. I wonder what company in SC he's using to print them, since it says on the KickStarter post that they'll print just one of a custom design. Anyway, I can...
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    I know DIY can kill a lot of time & bank account...

    I know DIY can kill a lot of time & bank account but I forgot how deadly a sewing machine could be to human flesh until I sewed right through a finger the other day. Thread injectors should come with...
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    Yeah, that should work and can't beat the price....

    Yeah, that should work and can't beat the price. It looks like it's sold as a minimum 300 yd bolt. That's a lot of hammocks; maybe a group buy?
    One of my painted hammocks was a rainbow, too! I used...
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    Looking good! You've definitely got the DIY bug....

    Looking good! You've definitely got the DIY bug. If it were me, I'd re-purpose the bugnet. I like to diy most things but nowadays I won't sew NoSeeUm & zippers any more than I have to. I say reward...
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    Hey, Cedar -- I did this long ago on my very...

    Hey, Cedar -- I did this long ago on my very first couple of hammocks, with both paints and applique. If I do it again I'll make the designs on a UQ instead, because the UQ will cover up designs on...
  16. If you have to carry the ccf pad anyway and you...

    If you have to carry the ccf pad anyway and you don't want to carry an UQ also, then I can envision a possible (??) way to use the pad to make a variation on a UQ.
    1. Make a ripstop or other cover...
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    Yeah, there's plenty of support here for your...

    Yeah, there's plenty of support here for your addiction. First you must recognize that there is no road to recovery. Then accept that you might as well just get your DIY on and learn to cope with it....
  18. Hey, thesergeant, I'm sorry you crashed -- ouch!...

    Hey, thesergeant, I'm sorry you crashed -- ouch! I hope you're OK. Those stand beams can be treacherous. Your hammock may have been damaged by being out in the sun too long, but also I've read about...
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    Sounds like a good plan. The tablecloth is...

    Sounds like a good plan. The tablecloth is inexpensive when compared to buying 3-1/2 or 4 yards of wide fabric, and all the edges are already hemmed so it's a quick & easy project. If you do decide...
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    As a full-timer, I agree with Bannerstone about...

    As a full-timer, I agree with Bannerstone about cotton hammocks for indoors (gotta love the "hedgie"!), where weight & weather aren't issues. I don't care for the feel & static of poly if I'm not...
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    Fleece or flannel alone won't hold enough weight...

    Fleece or flannel alone won't hold enough weight to be safe. But my sister made one from a 60x126 crinkle taffeta tablecloth (already finished on all edges, from www.tableclothsfactory.com) and lined...
  22. Thanks, Nodust, gmcttr, and SilvrSurfr! The info...

    Thanks, Nodust, gmcttr, and SilvrSurfr! The info about tablecloth weights is very helpful. (Sorry if I didn't see it on their website.) You're right, gmcttr, that heavy poly one would be REALLY...
  23. Which tablecloth(s) for double-layer, full-time indoors?

    I'm hoping for some qualitative advice on an indoors-only gathered-end hammock for my brother. He's about 6 ft tall and 240 lb. He wants it doubled because he prefers a pad between layers instead of...
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    Hey, NM_Leo, I'm with the others; wool is heavy &...

    Hey, NM_Leo, I'm with the others; wool is heavy & bulky on a trek, and a ccf pad isn't very comfortable imo. Down is your best bet, and in NM it's not hard to keep it dry! (except during state fair...
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    Silk shatters if not cared for, especially if...

    Silk shatters if not cared for, especially if it's dry-cleaned or in prolonged/frequent strong light (UV damage). But in good hands it can last quite a long time. I agree with the others: sell or...
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    Hi, jbritely, I just saw your stands. I admire...

    Hi, jbritely, I just saw your stands. I admire the ingenious design of your multi-hammock one, although it's way more than I need!
    I'm thinking of making a frame like your single stand, but with a...
  27. Dutchware Gear is selling it for .21 but shipping...

    Dutchware Gear is selling it for .21 but shipping is dirt cheap! I don't use a lot of it, so I'm getting 50 ft for $13.32 including shipping to NC.
    100 ft + shipping is $24.85 from Dutch, about the...
  28. Hi, Paprika, Thank you for the informative...

    Hi, Paprika, Thank you for the informative reply. I really appreciate it, especially since you must be incredibly busy with so much change in your life. Big congrats on your new child, and the new...
  29. MSB - Mini Spreader Bar (seems to be a lot of...

    MSB - Mini Spreader Bar (seems to be a lot of interest in adding these to gathered-end hammocks)
  30. I agree that clews can make a big difference, and...

    I agree that clews can make a big difference, and I'm impressed with your experiments and documentation. I'm planning to make an indoor-only, every-night hammock to replace my old Brazilian. It will...
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    Hi, PropellerHead, Thanks for your very helpful...

    Hi, PropellerHead, Thanks for your very helpful reply. If I build your design or a modification thereof I'll be sure to post it and credit you for the original. This is quite a colossal stand, the...
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    Hi Pimms, When I did it the last time I got the...

    Hi Pimms, When I did it the last time I got the down out of an old sleeping bag and into the new one without much mess. I cut out one section (baffle) at a time from the old one (after washing and...
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    Thanks, Pax Hammockus! I just did that search,...

    Thanks, Pax Hammockus! I just did that search, and now I suspect the longer, more vertical 2x4's might twist and break with the "live" weight at the top. I think I'd better consider other possible...
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    Don't I know it! It's been a long time since I...

    Don't I know it! It's been a long time since I finally broke out of the Grad Gulag, and I STILL have trouble getting to do the important things! You can do this!:)
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    Replace the adjustment pegs with a handy...

    Replace the adjustment pegs with a handy chair-side foot-rest adjustment lever and this could become the next generation of recliner chairs! Bonus: no upholstered sides for the cats to claw up. Be...
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    Let us know how that works out! My cat hates to...

    Let us know how that works out! My cat hates to get wet. Now there's Neverwet superhydrophobic spray for my superhydrophobic cat.:lol:
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    I just found a youtube video that shows a DIY...

    I just found a youtube video that shows a DIY folding stand very much like the manufactum posted above. I especially like the absence of a back-breaker rail, and the base looks quite stable. I'm...
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    I know this is an old thread, but I don't want to...

    I know this is an old thread, but I don't want to "steal" PropellerHead's idea by posting a new topic using his design. I want to make a stand for a friend who rents and can't hang from the walls....
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    Yes, sometimes the "old way" still works pretty...

    Yes, sometimes the "old way" still works pretty well! Occasionally I find a good quality down sleeping bag or jacket in thrift stores. It's worth the effort to wash them gently and extract the clean...
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    I've been following this thread with interest...

    I've been following this thread with interest since it started, and I think it will serve very well for an indoor Brazilian in a small odd-shaped loft room (45* ceiling above a 4.5-ft kneewall; 11 ft...
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    Not a bad idea at all! That's how I re-purposed...

    Not a bad idea at all! That's how I re-purposed the down from a sleeping bag and a jacket. They were already clean, so I just soaked them in the sink, then cut open one section at a time and gently...
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    Paprika, thanks for the new photos! Yes, things...

    Paprika, thanks for the new photos! Yes, things DO disappear on the internet. I know several people who have lost photos they put up on Flickr, Picasa, PhotoBucket, etc.

    I like your mini spreader...
  43. I stuff down in the bathtub with shower curtain...

    I stuff down in the bathtub with shower curtain closed, minimal or no clothes on, and armed with a spray bottle of water. I start with the total weight of down that will go into the thing I'm going...
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    Paprika, This is an interesting idea. I'm trying...

    Paprika, This is an interesting idea. I'm trying to understand it all from the text, but most of the photos seem to have disappeared ("Unavailable") on Flickr. Could you please post the pictures...
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    I made a hammock from those directions some time...

    I made a hammock from those directions some time ago. The directions are good. The diamond mesh of a Mayan gives a different "lay" of hammock than a cross-woven one. It's not hard to set up and do...
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    Rambo on, friends! A lacy bug net may be just the...

    Rambo on, friends! A lacy bug net may be just the ticket to convince the wife/gf that hangin' in hammock-land is the way to go! :lol:
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    Probably so, for a gathered-end hammock. However,...

    Probably so, for a gathered-end hammock. However, I used a king-size sheet that was 120" long (10 ft) and I didn't make it into a gathered-end or channel hammock. Instead I reinforced the ends and...
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    Here are a few possibilities you might be...

    Here are a few possibilities you might be interested in.

    My very first indoor hammock was a diy made from a high thread-count (450 tpi?) all-cotton flat sheet from a closeout store. Slept in it...
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    I'll look through my stash and see if I have some...

    I'll look through my stash and see if I have some sturdy but soft, infinitely washable cotton to make this. Months too early for the intended infant, but it's too good to let it slip out of mind and...
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    My two kitties sleep with me in my Brazilian but...

    My two kitties sleep with me in my Brazilian but they don't like the Mayan (their paws get caught in the mesh) except to sit/sleep on my legs or on a blanket. Neither cat is declawed but I trim the...
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