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    I appreciate your time answering my questions....

    I appreciate your time answering my questions. Everything was roughly what I was already thinking, but better safe than sorry.

    I'll share my results as soon as the hammock is completed!
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    Hammock footbox question

    I'm thinking about making another 'Ghost' type hammock, and I want to include the footbox this time.

    My main questions are:

    - do you guys pre-hem everything before attaching

    - what type of...
  3. Thread: Mule Tape!

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    Smoky Mountain Knifeworks has 100' hanks for $6 ...

    Smoky Mountain Knifeworks has 100' hanks for $6

    http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/products/Smoky+Mountain+Knife+Works/100%27+Mule+Tape/DC90082.html

    I actually bought 2 hanks from John when...
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    Glad you discovered hammocks! Your story is...

    Glad you discovered hammocks! Your story is similar to mine. When my son got into Scouts, and I got suckered in I found my tolerance for ground sleeping was long gone. So up the tree's I went.

    My...
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    Sticky: I used Knotty's method yesterday to make an 11'...

    I used Knotty's method yesterday to make an 11' hammock from black 1.9oz ripstop. Construction was much quicker versus the end channel method I had been using, or I'm just getting to be a quicker...
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    Sticky: Put your cinch buckles on amsteel continous loops...

    Put your cinch buckles on amsteel continous loops and larkshead them under the gathered end ball.

    Hammock Material can be had from a number of places. I'd suggest the following 'hammock friendly'...
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    I like it. The joy of rolling your own is you can...

    I like it. The joy of rolling your own is you can make then to your specs. Just like you have done here.

    If you need a backpacking rig you know how to make it now if needed.
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    Don't limit yourself to just one either. I've...

    Don't limit yourself to just one either. I've made about 7 different hammocks myself, and I alter something about them every time. Some are longer, some are shorter, some are narrower, different...
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    There may not be a 'stock' answer because other...

    There may not be a 'stock' answer because other things factor into it. Things like stretch, fabric width, face weight, your weight, etc can change how even 2 identically sized hammocks feel when you...
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    Drank a red gatorade today, and saved the bottle....

    Drank a red gatorade today, and saved the bottle. I only need 5 more LOL.
  11. I finally broke down and bought the 36" wide roll...

    I finally broke down and bought the 36" wide roll from Home Depot. I had a gift card from Christmas ( Thanks Pops ) so it ended up being fairly inexpensive. I now own an impressive collection of...
  12. I like it. You should be fairly certain no one...

    I like it. You should be fairly certain no one else has a tarp quite like yours.

    Maybe Dutch should start selling individualized tarp pull-out reinforcement patches LOL.
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    I have 3 Tablecloths Factory hammocks. All are...

    I have 3 Tablecloths Factory hammocks. All are the 126" x 60" crinkle taffeta. The fabric feel is great, and all three have been rock solid.

    Probably the main question is size and color. They...
  14. You win! We are not worthy.

    You win! We are not worthy.
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    Love your sewing table. I get fatigued sitting in...

    Love your sewing table. I get fatigued sitting in my chair at our dining room table as well.
  16. I like it. it's always good to have a source for...

    I like it. it's always good to have a source for the 'obscure' parts we use in our hobby.
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    I'll tie some tonight with more loops and give it...

    I'll tie some tonight with more loops and give it a whirl.
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    The only things I'm worried about at the moment...

    The only things I'm worried about at the moment is long term damage to my drawstrings, but I'll keep an eye on them.

    I'm going to use some hot pink mason's line I have to make a cordlock on my...
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    My enjoyment of sewing increased when I decided...

    My enjoyment of sewing increased when I decided my work could be asymmetrical as long as it was functional :)
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    DIY Tied 'Cordlocks'

    Saw this mentioned yesterday by user Caminante in another thread, and it seemed so good I thought it should be shared. It's in a thread about where to find mini-cordlocks:
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    Maybe one of those tarp clip clips they sell to...

    Maybe one of those tarp clip clips they sell to add tie downs ?
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    It will mostly be for backyard use I imagine. I...

    It will mostly be for backyard use I imagine. I rarely bring the Kindle on 'real' campouts.
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    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/14/865b28f7ec...

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/14/865b28f7ec3de1c393d349c24b7cfc75.jpg

    I wanted a ridge line organizer that would hold my Kindle Fire HD. It has 2 compartments so it can hold my phone or...
  24. Thread: First DIY

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    Excellent. Keep posting your new projects.

    Excellent. Keep posting your new projects.
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    That is a wicked good idea. Thank you for sharing...

    That is a wicked good idea. Thank you for sharing that video.
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    Looks good ! Be aware that DIY hammocking is an...

    Looks good ! Be aware that DIY hammocking is an addiction :)
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    I like your thumbs up pick.

    I like your thumbs up pick.
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    LOL ... I cruise between 250-265 most of the year.

    LOL ... I cruise between 250-265 most of the year.
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    I asked for a sewing machine for Father's Day,...

    I asked for a sewing machine for Father's Day, and it's been great. Your pillow looks great.
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    You nailed it. I've finally decided since this is...

    You nailed it. I've finally decided since this is my 'hobby' now that I'm frankly going to make just about every kind of hammock I can just to cover the bases. What I don't like can go to friends and...
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    Buy 4 more yards and make both. Problem solved :)

    Buy 4 more yards and make both. Problem solved :)
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    I've noticed you've been narrowing the head-ends...

    I've noticed you've been narrowing the head-ends on a few of your hammocks lately. Have you played around with different widths to see what the minimum width for you is ?
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    My first hammock looks like a drunk sailor sewed...

    My first hammock looks like a drunk sailor sewed the stitches, but it sleeps just as good as my others LOL. Your son will always remember you making something for him.
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    Looks great to me.. I've always liked MARPAT camo.

    Looks great to me.. I've always liked MARPAT camo.
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    If you don't mind me asking what is your weight ?

    If you don't mind me asking what is your weight ?
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    Gutterman Mara 70 is what I use. So far it runs...

    Gutterman Mara 70 is what I use. So far it runs smooth as butter through my Brother 2600. With 765 yards per spool it should last through a few projects.
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    I'm kind of hefty ( I wander in between 250 and...

    I'm kind of hefty ( I wander in between 250 and 265 depending on what part of the year it is ). I've never felt the urge to try 1.1 fabric, but I might one day just for the heck of it.

    I think I...
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    That is something to be proud of right there.

    That is something to be proud of right there.
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    I like it. I've wrestled with doing a footbox,...

    I like it. I've wrestled with doing a footbox, but never commit. Yours looks great, and now I'm back to wanting one.
  40. That ridgeline organizer is a work of art. It...

    That ridgeline organizer is a work of art. It makes me look at mine and rethink what I'm accepting as good.
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    Lots of us start with a poly tarp. Yours looks...

    Lots of us start with a poly tarp. Yours looks good.
  42. Epic-sauce

    Epic-sauce
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    Come back with a report on the new gifts :)

    Come back with a report on the new gifts :)
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    113388 Wanted a new stuff sack for my 5X7...

    113388

    Wanted a new stuff sack for my 5X7 tarp. The original stuff sack is on the left. The new stuff sack is in the middle. On the right is the last hammock I made in a new stuff sack. I still...
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    I like it. I like it a lot.

    I like it. I like it a lot.
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    Same project is replacing all the no-name cords...

    Same project is replacing all the no-name cords I've been using as structural ridgelines on all 7 of my hammocks LOL. 4 tarps and 7 hammocks uses lots of zing-it :)
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    I have used paracord on my tarps from time to...

    I have used paracord on my tarps from time to time, but I don't run it in a continuous ridgeline. I just run from the tie-outs to around the tree and tie a tautline. Over such a short distance I...
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    That's a clever method. I've already...

    That's a clever method. I've already underestimated twice on a stuff sack for my 104"x50" hammock I made for backpacking. I'll try your procedure tonight.

    This webpage has a link to an Excel...
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    That is a great looking hammock, and a creative...

    That is a great looking hammock, and a creative solution with the positioning of the insulation. Well done.
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    I think it was roughly 17"X15" before sewing....

    I think it was roughly 17"X15" before sewing. It's really oversized, but I don't mind.
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