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    Wow - this thread as grown immensely. I made a...

    Wow - this thread as grown immensely. I made a turtledog stand quite a while ago (forgot which # I was on the list), and have enjoyed the stand WHEN stable. After a few uses, my hinges have bent,...
  2. Thank you so much for the quick replies I will...

    Thank you so much for the quick replies I will definitely have to check out his website again great guy to deal with
  3. Fabric question - Blink and things change...

    Thanks for reading my post. Last year, and plenty of time before that, I was actively making hammocks for myself (WBBB, Hennessey Asym, several gathered ends, tarps, stuff sacks, whoopie slings,...
  4. Hope your plans are wrapping up - if you go to...

    Hope your plans are wrapping up - if you go to those parks, make sure you buy the $80.00 National Park pass, so you dont spend more than you need on enterance fees, and have more opportunity to visit...
  5. Regarding cordlocks - Get them at Walmart - they...

    Regarding cordlocks - Get them at Walmart - they are cheap

    I made 7 hammocks last year for my troop - and just went with webbing and cinch buckles for suspension. Magnafabrics is a good bulk...
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    +1 didnt see that disclaimer - I have made...

    +1 didnt see that disclaimer - I have made several with the Z pattern as noted in '1' and the standard box pattern, which I do two boxes. Haven't had any issues (knock on wood)
  7. Simple - it is free, and enjoy using it. Making...

    Simple - it is free, and enjoy using it. Making hammocks, tarps, etc doesnt need all the bells and whistles, just a person a with a passion to learn and enjoys DIYitis.

    Personally, I started...
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    I made 8 hammocks last fall for our troop last...

    I made 8 hammocks last fall for our troop last fall, and they are waiting to use them this spring. Best of luck with getting them up to make breakfast.
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    Very nice - great service to the members!

    Very nice - great service to the members!
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    My apology if you submitted a response to my...

    My apology if you submitted a response to my Kelty thread - I neglected to check subscribe to the thread, so I didnt receive any notifications.
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    WTB: Kelty Noah 12'

    I am contemplating purchasing a Kelty Noah 12' (12x12) tarp, and either letting the scouts use it, or more likely, let them use my Guide Gear 12x12, and I use the Kelty Noah. In short, I need...
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    Just go buy you a guide gear 12x12 tarp which has...

    Just go buy you a guide gear 12x12 tarp which has plent of pull outs, etc - which will suffice your request for a 12' tarp. You can find them on sale most of the time, with discount codes too.
    ...
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    X2 - that works great. Also follow this posting...

    X2 - that works great. Also follow this posting for sizes - used several times:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22271
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    Pretty slick, as a scoutmast myself, I tend to...

    Pretty slick, as a scoutmast myself, I tend to want the boys to go to sleep, especially when it is well past 11:00 PM and I am exhausted.

    I have seen this before, but have thought about the tea...
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    Thanks everyone for the information - sorry for...

    Thanks everyone for the information - sorry for the delay in response. I was out with the scouts.
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    Compression Bags - Advice

    With my man cave looking like a fabric store (and I don't mind that at all), I have being eyeing the idea of making compression sacks for clothing or for emergency cold weather gear bag if the...
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    Just a bump to help the seller and buyers - One...

    Just a bump to help the seller and buyers - One of my many hammocks is a Trek Light Double - VERY similiar to the GT Double. I have had enough people in my TLD to go into the 300's with no problems....
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    Don't show my kids this or they will think our...

    Don't show my kids this or they will think our elf is not as talented as yours
  19. Grab a 50% fabric outlet coupon(JoAnns, Michaels,...

    Grab a 50% fabric outlet coupon(JoAnns, Michaels, etc) and experiment. Most the standard ripstop is fine (depending on how much selvage you have to trim off).

    Also, make sure your hanging your...
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    Very cool ideas coming in already -keep them...

    Very cool ideas coming in already -keep them coming

    Cozies for fried dried is an excellent idea, and so is the fleece cover (solves one of my worries about sliding off)
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    Reflectix - Cozies done, what next?

    Greeting - When the snow flies, so does the DIY bug when stuck indoors most the time. I bought a roll of reflectix months back, and have made enough cozies for my plethora of mugs.

    So......
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    +1 on this - I was sewing some ripstop 1.1 oz a...

    +1 on this - I was sewing some ripstop 1.1 oz a couple days ago, and it clearly looked like the feed dogs was pinching the material. Come to find out that I was using a dull demin needle, and once...
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    My go to source is a Recreational supply store...

    My go to source is a Recreational supply store who sell tent parts - aluminum tent poles is what I used. I can typically get 5 out of one section, and typically you can find they is decent colors. ...
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    Next step - Zippers, no-see-um, and light tarps....

    Next step - Zippers, no-see-um, and light tarps.

    Nice sewing by the way - Try out making the WBBB clone
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    What ever is on sell and of good quality - I like...

    What ever is on sell and of good quality - I like the natural colors - greens and tans that are common, but even with that, I find my self adding reflective pull outs, guidelines, etc so it tend to...
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    I have never had issues with my TD stand, and I...

    I have never had issues with my TD stand, and I have it spanned almost 14' with the joint in the middle. I assume you attached your hammocks under the lashings so the weight was taken by the stand,...
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    I went with 1,500 1" straps for the size, weight,...

    I went with 1,500 1" straps for the size, weight, and feel. Additionally the 1" works very well with the standard items seen - items from Dutch, Cinch buckles from readystrap, descender rings,...
  28. Enjoy Gary - have a great time with the...

    Enjoy Gary - have a great time with the pheasants... maybe you can include some pheasant tails in my next order for fly tieing :-)
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    +1 - I have two TIs, one is just a straight...

    +1 - I have two TIs, one is just a straight stitch Singer and works wonderful for hammock DIY. The other is a brother with a bizzilon stitches that never will be used. If your wife has an old...
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    +1 - I have the Z55 as well, nice pack, plenty of...

    +1 - I have the Z55 as well, nice pack, plenty of access points include full side zipper. Plenty of compression points and the mesh pockets on the waist bands are nice.
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    Stuff sacks stitching

    Looking for a better approach at stitching the bottom of a sqaure end stuff sack? I have had a couple tear at the seams due to most likely stuffing the bag tightly and forcefully. The tears...
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    Sweet - Always like some DIY goodies, or man cave...

    Sweet - Always like some DIY goodies, or man cave decorations - I am in.
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    Nice work - hope this sells for you soon...

    Nice work - hope this sells for you soon...
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    Poll: +1 bought a 35 yard roll recently, and it will...

    +1 bought a 35 yard roll recently, and it will come on a roll - he doesnt fold it. Straight off the press, you might say.
  35. Thread: Singer 625?

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    I like my Singer 201-2 built in 1952 - just a...

    I like my Singer 201-2 built in 1952 - just a simiple straight stitch with lots of weight. The only issue I have, which is just my need to probably adjusted it... is the backward stitch length at...
  36. Great feedback on the lids - I was looking to try...

    Great feedback on the lids - I was looking to try them sometime, but ended up with another kit.

    I like the fly tying station behind the pots, and stacking the thread. Definitely need to find...
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    +1 - I was thinking of the same thing. I...

    +1 - I was thinking of the same thing. I actually ordered the thin 1,500lb from shipper supply for the set-ups for the scouts.

    Keep in mind - All webbing with rings will slip a little until it...
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    I have also seen some at Harbor Freight

    I have also seen some at Harbor Freight
  39. Welcome to Utah - November is unpredictable to...

    Welcome to Utah - November is unpredictable to say the least. Are you stuck to Southern Utah for the warmth? If so, yeah... Moab, Arches, Goblin Valley, Canyonland, Bryce, Zions, Cedar Breaks,...
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    There is too many "tablecloth feel" hammocks out...

    There is too many "tablecloth feel" hammocks out there already... eno, treklight, grand trunk, etc, etc. Now to be fair, they are not the same material, but definitely a step away from the ripstop...
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    Thanks Paul - Sorry we weren't able to meet up...

    Thanks Paul - Sorry we weren't able to meet up when I was in Boise last week. I am sure many people will be interested in your fantastic products.
  42. Yes, I am looking at cinch buckles as an option...

    Yes, I am looking at cinch buckles as an option (Full whoopie slings would be my first option, but would cost more (looking at a 300ft spool option)).

    I did exactly what you mentioned with my Trek...
  43. Thanks - I did the zip tie on the Hennessey Asym...

    Thanks - I did the zip tie on the Hennessey Asym I made a year or so ago, worked well.

    Overall it sounds like additional wraps of cordage is not needed.
  44. How do you finish the end of a gatherred end?

    I have made over a dozen hammocks so far, but still find the gather tricky. I am heads down making hammocks for the scouts, and decided to make them with a channel end (at this point), and cinch...
  45. Thanks - I will have to check out Scott's site...

    Thanks - I will have to check out Scott's site again.
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    Cinch buckles - To buy bulk or design?

    I finally got approval to start making some hammocks for our scout troop, and have ordered the fabric (1.9) and the webbing (1,500) on a tight budget. I remember years ago, my first hammock was a...
  47. Didnt look that close, but with being DWR with an...

    Didnt look that close, but with being DWR with an additional coating on it, I thought it would be close. Any recommendations?
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    Very nice my friend - been looking at making one...

    Very nice my friend - been looking at making one of Scott's tarp design. Couple questions - Where did you get your material (type?) at? Can you post a picture of the pack size?

    Thanks -

    Bonus...
  49. WARNING - You think you have bought enough, you...

    WARNING - You think you have bought enough, you thought this would quench the DIY fire, but you will find out that this is only small tinder to the DIY fire.

    Strap in, and open your wallet - TQ,...
  50. Just purchase a Columbia PFG fishing shirt, and...

    Just purchase a Columbia PFG fishing shirt, and was looking at the Simms shirts as well. Send you a PM question / offer.
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