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  1. I like it. My concern would be how much...

    I like it.

    My concern would be how much sideways pressure the base will hold. On my stand I used galvanized conduit (defiantly overkill) and amsteel for the tie outs. On a four night trip every...
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    Failure to report.... I got home last night...

    Failure to report....

    I got home last night about 30 minutes before dark and a thunder storm was rumbling on the mainland. I wanted to setup the stand to see how it preformed in a storm. During...
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    Does yours nest like Alamosa's stand? ...

    Does yours nest like Alamosa's stand?[/QUOTE]




    no....I purchased a 10' stick of 1 1/4" rigid conduit and had it cut in half and threaded on both ends. I used rigid instead of EMT because it...
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    Hammock stand

    This is short video I made after the first night using my hammock stand. I had already removed the tarp when I decided to get the camcorder. The tarp used was a kelty Noah's 12x12. This is mainly...
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    need gear quick

    I just committed to going to floydfest next month. We will be staying at an of site camp. I am going to build a hammock stand based on Alamosa design. ...
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    Dog's first hang

    I have a 1 year old, 40Lb. beagle mix that I take camping with me. I did not want his first hammock experience be out of necessity. Last night the low were in the 60s, so we gave it a try.
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    I have it penciled in. will know for sure mid...

    I have it penciled in. will know for sure mid march.
  8. Thread: Hammock Bed

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    I was just trolling around the web I looked up...

    I was just trolling around the web I looked up the definition of hammock. According to Websters my bed is not a hammock.


    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammock
    : a swinging couch or...
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    I also got my notice today. ordered Oct. 1st. ...

    I also got my notice today. ordered Oct. 1st.

    As far as the lag in shipping time, someone said on a different post that Brandon is/was moving his shop and to expect some delays in shipping. ...
  10. Thread: Hammock Bed

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    Update and Pix

    I did get the bed usable, but it's not dialed in.

    I think the the base is good to go. The fabric work needs some tuning . Between running out of time and being in the heat the "compromise...
  11. Thread: Hammock Bed

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    Update

    I built the head and foot boards this afternoon. I also have the side rails cut. It was getting late and I don't like make design decisions when mentally spent. So I plan to finish the build in the...
  12. Thread: Hammock Bed

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    JohnSawyer, I think we are on the same...

    JohnSawyer, I think we are on the same wavelength. :scared:

    The idea of rolling the fabric "great". the top piece on the head/foot board is a doubled 2x8. I could rip the outer one down and use...
  13. Thread: Hammock Bed

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    Hammock Bed

    Asking for help and input. We need a bed for the spare room. I am kicking around the idea of making a hammock bed. There are a couple of givens to this project.
    1. Has to pass the aesthetic...
  14. Thread: New From NC

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    New From NC

    Hello from down east. I have been trolling hammockforums.net for about a month now. this is a great site, lots of info and advice.
    Just pulled the trigger on a warbonnet traveler. Hope it will...
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