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  1. I looked all over for some welded angles before...

    I looked all over for some welded angles before for mine and never found any. I would prefer a 60 degree over 90 degree though. But I see you implemented them with less angle in a similar fashion as...
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    Probably not. I like to swing in mine. :)

    Probably not. I like to swing in mine. :)
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    That looks pretty close to the one I made with...

    That looks pretty close to the one I made with galvanized pipe (thread somewhere on here). Be sure not to swing back and forth in your design or the legs may creep together on you. I made mine rigid...
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    For a good point of reference for those trying:...

    For a good point of reference for those trying: 1.25 inch pvc should be good for 3 feet. I tried to make something one foot longer and it curved more than my 3 feet pole did once I tried to have it...
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    The last one is what I ended up using. The legs...

    The last one is what I ended up using. The legs themselves are heavy duty stable. Remind you, the whole unit wobbles some because the ridgepole sits loose inside the top tees. But this also helps put...
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    You can take a look at what I sleep in. The...

    You can take a look at what I sleep in. The ridgepole isn't actually connected so the whole thing has some sway front to back, but I swung a kid side-to-side in it yesterday without any movement. My...
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    No, I was asking about finding the chair stand...

    No, I was asking about finding the chair stand picture that is on top of the bottom picture (stand I already have) in the same post.
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    Old thread but not much has developed in the way...

    Old thread but not much has developed in the way of chairs. I actually have the chair stand on the bottom, in my loft. It tops about 7 feet (I have 8 foot ceilings, bleh). How do I find the other...
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    Since last post, I removed one of the ridgepole...

    Since last post, I removed one of the ridgepole sections and changed the ridgepole connectors to metal conduit couplings. These screw on more threads (hence, better support) and are considerably...
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    I've always just used a small travel pillow. It's...

    I've always just used a small travel pillow. It's still rectangular, just smaller than a bed pillow. And while covers can be found wherever they are sold, I've also made my own with zippers sewn on...
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    Upload your picture to tinypic.com and paste the...

    Upload your picture to tinypic.com and paste the message boards link it gives you here.
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    How would that weight affect the portability of...

    How would that weight affect the portability of this?
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    Yes, that is a great pic! Either hang on the...

    Yes, that is a great pic! Either hang on the middle only like the pic or run chains to each end of the pole (what i've already tried)
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    Please note that this is not a turtle dog stand...

    Please note that this is not a turtle dog stand with direct vertical support on each end. This is more of a hammock chair stand with a single point to hang from. A hammock chair works because the...
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    Heavy Duty Ridgepole

    So here's where I'm at on a new design...I have a frame made of pvc, it's a great frame and provide a point of attachment, kind of like a hammock chair stand. The problem is the ridgepole. I need a...
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    This is what I suggested five posts back: If...

    This is what I suggested five posts back:

    If all goes well with my next test, I'm close to finishing a self standing that could sit in the pickup bed, or on the ground, or inside a room, etc.
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    I'm not really sure, I bought the main base...

    I'm not really sure, I bought the main base brackets pre-welded.
  18. Thread: My Hammock Raft

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    mount a little trolling motor and then you're PRO!

    mount a little trolling motor and then you're PRO!
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    Where did you get the ridgepole poles? How do...

    Where did you get the ridgepole poles? How do they secure into each other?
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    I weigh 230 and use the one in my thread that...

    I weigh 230 and use the one in my thread that uses 3 foot pipes. Be cautious with elbow ends if the whole unit sways end to end, the little elbows may not be cut out for it, especially if they are...
  21. Thread: My Hammock Raft

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    Yes, threaded carabiners (aka:quick-link at the...

    Yes, threaded carabiners (aka:quick-link at the home improvement store). Don't take chances, look at weight ratings.
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    If you use a ridgepole, the ridgepole could stick...

    If you use a ridgepole, the ridgepole could stick out further than the truck hanging from the uprights attached to the truck. Hang the hammock from the ends of the ridgepole.
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    And wouldn't you know it, I posted a month too...

    And wouldn't you know it, I posted a month too early! The ridgepole broke, almost! One of the middle poles broke at the threads (the thinnest part) and dropped about an inch while I was in it,...
  24. Thread: My Hammock Raft

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    Personally I think you've over-engineered it...

    Personally I think you've over-engineered it halfway. Seems that one hammock for a double barrel float would work just fine. For the four barrel version you have, strap the bbq pit and cooler in the...
  25. I started out on something like that. I think it...

    I started out on something like that. I think it was a really heavy duty tablecloth and I used solid wire to tie the ends and secure it to trees. Worked well in my pre-teens. I think it eventually...
  26. Try your local home improvement store (around the...

    Try your local home improvement store (around the rope and hitch sections). Hardware stores have even more options.
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    Thread Update! After over a year, it is...

    Thread Update!

    After over a year, it is still wobbley, still standing, and still in use! No adjustments have been made.
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    Maybe this should be called the Swing Stand,...

    Maybe this should be called the Swing Stand, since it is based off a kids swing setup.
  29. I made one based on that design. Check my threads.

    I made one based on that design. Check my threads.
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    The ridgepole end design is because nobody sells...

    The ridgepole end design is because nobody sells welded angled brackets for a kids swing within a reasonable amount. If they did, this would be a much easier design to assemble. This design is kind...
  31. Thread: Mayan Stand?

    by toober
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    When I had hammocks in wall studs, I had both...

    When I had hammocks in wall studs, I had both ends at the same level. Seemed fine to me. I sleep sideways in it though so that wouldn't have made a difference. Why would you want your feet higher...
  32. Thread: Mayan Stand?

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    This reply is a little late but there are always...

    This reply is a little late but there are always new visitors seeing the thread for the first time.... I only use mayan hammocks and here are two threads of stands I have built. You can also check...
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    It has been 6 months since being built and I...

    It has been 6 months since being built and I still use it nightly! If I don't get in it slow, it sways to all heck, which is still a little unnerving after 6 months, heh. I have not tried it with two...
  34. Thread: Fulltimers poll

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    Poll: View Poll Results: Do you sleep in a hammock?...

    View Poll Results: Do you sleep in a hammock?
    Every night 24 27.91%
    On occasions 47 54.65%
    Planning to 12 13.95%
    never 3 3.49%

    So here it is a month later. Of the people who voted, a...
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    Great work (although I am still baffled on how...

    Great work (although I am still baffled on how systems that need to be anchored into something else [aka:the ground] can be called standalone).
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    Looks good. Are you going to paint it or...

    Looks good. Are you going to paint it or weathercoat it?
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    I wanted the project to be easy to build from...

    I wanted the project to be easy to build from shelf parts. Maybe the next stand will accomplish that objective better. Plus, I don't have welding equipment.

    As far as how it has been...
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    I could not figure out a way to have another...

    I could not figure out a way to have another stabilizer pipe come off the union and sleeve the top pipe through it. Not being able to go that route very easy, I thought about changing the Tee into a...
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    Threaded Pipe Hammock Stand V3.2

    Threaded Pipe Hammock Stand V3.2

    Disclaimer: This information is provided as-is of what I did and my own reference notes. This is not a how-to manual. Use this information at your own risk. This...
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    If people want to lay flat, the floor works great...

    If people want to lay flat, the floor works great for that. But wait, the human skeleton is not shaped flat. But shhh, don't tell them that, they should have learned that in school.
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    How to lay in a hammock.

    Many people do not realize the array of different positions there are to lay in a hammock. Each position provides a different level of support and feel.

    1) Traditional

    This is how the common...
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    That section was all the way in the furthest back...

    That section was all the way in the furthest back corner, near the folding chairs.
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    Don't kid yourself. Last nights testing with a...

    Don't kid yourself. Last nights testing with a new design had a galvanized pole fall right onto my privates. :scared: Luckily, it stopped after pushing on me only about 1 mm worth. I think another...
  44. Thread: Fulltimers poll

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    Poll: That is where they work better! Both of you get...

    That is where they work better! Both of you get in the same hammock and snuggle away.
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    Academy hammock section

    Am I the only one to notice that Academy has one section devoted to hammocking now? It was the end of an isle display but nonetheless, only hammock stuff was on the shelves. Mostly from Byer of...
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    That sounds like a great idea.

    That sounds like a great idea.
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    In case you have not noticed, the "General...

    In case you have not noticed, the "General Hammock Talk" forum is under the "Hammock Camping" category.
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    Different methods could be discussed in different...

    Different methods could be discussed in different threads like some of the ones that I have already come across spread out in the existing forums. I think home hammocks could include indoors,...
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    Pics, pics, pics! :)

    Pics, pics, pics! :)
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    A sleeping bag would seem cumbersome to get into...

    A sleeping bag would seem cumbersome to get into in a hammock. I use a blanket or comforter. If I want more warmth, I just lean left, then lean right and get some of that blanket underneath me. It...
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