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    Under quilt stuffing update.

    I'm getting ready todo my first UQuilt, I'm looking for a simple update as to the best fill to use. I'm going to make two; one, good to 35f will be permanently attached to this version of my hammock....
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    I also found this application today... very...

    I also found this application today... very useful!
    Parabola.exe

    because it calculates in real time you can figure the endcap, main body length and any point along the curve ...
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    Yes, When I talk finished length I talk about the...

    Yes, When I talk finished length I talk about the exposed fabric area. Not area taken up by the suspension. Most fabrics I've found come in 60" widths

    Not a dumb question. some times I don't...
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    Man one little type-o lol :D I found 40D ACU...

    Man one little type-o lol :D

    I found 40D ACU Urethane coated Nylon. It says 3.3 oz/yd... does any one know of an ACU Pattern in a silnylon?
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    Makes more sense now! I take it ON is Ontario,...

    Makes more sense now! I take it ON is Ontario, Canada?

    Also if you can't get to a fed ex I can remake the drawings to be printed on 8.5x11 and include reference marks to help you print the pattern...
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    Singer vs McCall machine

    I've been looking for a singer but haven't found anything for a good price. Today I found a 1950's McCall machine and need some advice. Worth it or stay clear

    The machine is 75$
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    Getting extra is never really a bad thing. I've...

    Getting extra is never really a bad thing.
    I've started to but in bulk and find ways to use the left over

    No problem on the measure happy build
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    We all have our area's Let me know if you want to...

    We all have our area's Let me know if you want to draw up some of your designs. I had to modify your after my first build as I am 6' 1"



    Arc Length is 74.066"
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    Sure does, I'll run that for you when I get home...

    Sure does, I'll run that for you when I get home in a few hours
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    Very Welcome Problem fixed!

    Very Welcome

    Problem fixed!
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    Material for Tarp

    I'm string my first Trap build to cover my bridge hammock. Im looking at a 1.9 oz Coated Ripstop that say is has a water resistance of 1.2 PSI... Im not sure what is the best fabric to build a trap...
  12. Unless I'm mistaken its a military sleeping bag....

    Unless I'm mistaken its a military sleeping bag. The 3 piece sleeping backs have 1 cold weather bag, 1 mild weather sleeping bag (AKA Patrol Bag) and a Goretex bivy

    I would use them as sleeping...
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    Bridge Hammock Full Scale Pattern

    I wanted to share my patterns I made for building my hammock (round #2)

    Rather then fiddle fart around with drooping strings, tape measures and finding ways to mark on fabric. I fired up AutoCAD...
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    Oh yeah, Im by no means the first one. I saw it...

    Oh yeah, Im by no means the first one. I saw it first on one of grizzly's videos. I just put it on the computer so I could have it water jetted.
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    Yeah I looked at those but at the time I didn't...

    Yeah I looked at those but at the time I didn't like the way they cut into the fabric. thats why Im going with my new ideas of creating a transition piece between the suspension webbing and the rope...
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    Nice. No under quilt? Also where do you see...

    Nice. No under quilt?

    Also where do you see -30F in that bag? I've used mine in 10*F and froze!!!!!
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    Hahaha I still have my 3 part bag from the...

    Hahaha I still have my 3 part bag from the army... I have to admit their ratings are not as lost as they state. I think they add in the ability of the commander to say "suck it up... thats an order"...
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    Sub Zero Bridge Hammock

    I've been reading a lot about people building cold weather hammocks but I've been kind of disappointed by the temperature ratings. the lowest I've seen is 35F I want to build a setup that would be...
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    Some people just don't know how to say thank you...

    Some people just don't know how to say thank you so some times you have to just smile and know you did the right thing and that can be thanks all in of it own. They should have given you the 2$ deal...
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    Do both have examples of what you mean. I just...

    Do both have examples of what you mean. I just got into the DIY sewing and so some of these terms are new. I googled grosgrain... i'm guessing that super thin strapping?
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    Hemming No-See-um

    I'm looking for the best way to hem up no-see-um bug netting?

    the only thing I can up with is to take 3/4" flat nylon ribbon and fold it over the edge leaving a 3/8" on either side. just seams...
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    I having some confusion on what is the best way...

    I having some confusion on what is the best way to sew the different layers of the fabric together.

    Here is what I came up with but im not sure
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    Very valid point! How about these versions ...

    Very valid point!

    How about these versions

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj1/MrDieselTwitch/bothnewunits.jpg
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    Yeah I was just looking at some from...

    Yeah I was just looking at some from reddenmarine.com. What size do you recommend for the triangle? It looks like 2.5 mm is more than enough I'm thinking I will still stay with Webbing for the...
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    From what I've seen (I understand its limited)...

    From what I've seen (I understand its limited) the grommet always seams to sit flat on the end of the pole. Being that the weight is centered in the middle of the spreader bar width. the load is bing...
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    Hahaha Still any understanding of math helps A...

    Hahaha Still any understanding of math helps A LOT!

    Here is my thought for my version of your spreader bar piece. This one has a neck that spreads pushes the TQ out on to the entirety of the tip...
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    I have used the outdoor grade of 100% poly. Im...

    I have used the outdoor grade of 100% poly. Im guessing that it is a upholstery bread thread. However I don't know enough about my machine to know if it can actually handle the thread. Its a hand me...
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    How my rows of the straight stitch do you do?

    How my rows of the straight stitch do you do?
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    Yeah Im a little worried about the tq on the tip...

    Yeah Im a little worried about the tq on the tip also. I don't hike with poles so all I will have is those spreader bars, I would like however to use a smaller sized pole. I'm going to play around...
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    Stich Type for best strength

    I've been toying around with different stitches for best strength? I've been using a lot of zigzag and three-step zigzag stitches.

    From my trail of thought I feel the 3-Step Zigzag gives me the...
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    Sewing Machine Advice?

    I've kind of dove head first into this DIY sewing thing. I have to admit I really enjoy it... all though I get strange looks walking around Joann's! :eek: Oh well..

    So any way the machine I have...
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    LOL thats actually a really good idea. but im a...

    LOL thats actually a really good idea. but im a nerd... there for i must work harder, not smarter! lol no really I might actually use this method. Right now Im trying to work out blue prints for a...
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    Bridge Hammock #2 Build

    I just finished my first bridge hammock and now I'm on to number 2, learning from all the mistakes I made on number one I learned that planing head makes for a much easier job. To that end my end...
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    Here is my latest upgrade to my suspension...

    Here is my latest upgrade to my suspension system.. rather than reposting it all heres a link to the post I just put up. Some of you will be happy to know I switched to a strap like system

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    Made some upgrades to my suspension system. Some...

    Made some upgrades to my suspension system. Some members will be happy to know I have gone to a webbing around the tree.

    I started by putting a 1/2" flat strap inside of 1" tube webbing. This...
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    Thanks. No I just took the drew a spline in auto...

    Thanks. No I just took the drew a spline in auto cad with 6" depth max and then measured the depth of cut at 0, 10, 20,.... 70 and 80".

    Good luck, Lot of work but very rewarding
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    Im new to DIY hammocks, but why do you want poly...

    Im new to DIY hammocks, but why do you want poly over nylon?
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    They are tent poles. 0.742" Dia. they may be a...

    They are tent poles. 0.742" Dia. they may be a little over kill but the 0.625" ones don't have holes on the end caps for shock cords
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    Does any one know if a 1/2" flat nylon strap will...

    Does any one know if a 1/2" flat nylon strap will fit inside a 3/4" tubular nylon strap?
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    That is awesome. Like a cheaper and easier...

    That is awesome. Like a cheaper and easier version of the MSR rings. Now Im between a custom atlas strap and that.... maybe a combo of the two.

    Thanks for the link
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    Thanks Mike, I was trying to think of a way to do...

    Thanks Mike, I was trying to think of a way to do something like the atlas straps, Just needed to see it to figure it out. Thanks!

    Why do you think its unstable? I think its more or at least as...
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    I agree. But I've never been one to let public...

    I agree. But I've never been one to let public opinion drive my life. What can I can I like to fight the man. :) Has a half way meeting point. at the first sign that my system is cutting through bark...
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    Yeah I ran a simple test. yanked it apart and...

    Yeah I ran a simple test. yanked it apart and went with what felt stronger. Cotton lost :D
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    I Like it!!!! I'm going to have to see what I can...

    I Like it!!!! I'm going to have to see what I can come up with to keep it adjustable on the fly.
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    Two guys went four wheeling. both had winches....

    Two guys went four wheeling. both had winches. both vehicles weighed in at about 5000-6000 lbs. both get stuck. One guy throws a 10,000 3" wide strap around a tree and hooks his winch on to that....
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    Rope inside of a strap. elimates the cutting...

    Rope inside of a strap. elimates the cutting effect of a rope alone. The strap allows the rope to slide around and event out.
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    Yeah, was kind of trying to avoid the whoopie...

    Yeah, was kind of trying to avoid the whoopie sling. I like being able to whip the rope around the tree and pull it tight and be done. the whoopie sling takes more work.. I know it sound lazy but I...
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    I ended up using the 100% Poly Upholstery. the...

    I ended up using the 100% Poly Upholstery. the nylon was playing nuts with my machine and wouldn't stitch for more than a few inches at a time.

    I dont buy much from wally world and went to Joaans....
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    Rope Tensioner Ideas

    So in building my first bridge hammock, I wanted to make the suspension system extremely versatile and quick to adjust and tension. I used a modified version of the Taut-line Hitch. the standard one...
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    Thanks, Its working out nicely. Thanks to the...

    Thanks, Its working out nicely. Thanks to the help from the group!

    I made some changes after loading it for the first time. The grommets that the poles go through where pulling through the...
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