Impressive. The tarp is quite a good looking project.
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Impressive. The tarp is quite a good looking project.
I bought a $80 Brother XL2600i. It's handled everything I've thrown at it ( 8oz canvas, 1.9oz ripstop, tyvek, taslan, webbing, fleece, etc ). I'm sure it will wear out before a vintage all metal...
Sturdy looking stand. It looks like that should give you a lot of use. Will you be keeping it indoors ?
I'm a fairly 'healthy' sized fellow ( 260lbs ), and Mara 70 has stood my weight with zero issues.
To add to all the good advice in this thread from some extremely knowledgeable members, and without getting 'philosophical' I would say one of the criteria for a good sewing machine is simply ......
That is a piece of art. Love the size, and the workmanship looks good to me as well.
I bought a Brother Xl2600i from Amazon and it's done fine on all my projects. I haven't run anything heavy-weight through it, but it sews tyvek, 1.9 oz ripstop, and 8oz canvas like a champ. I've also...
Hang it and load it up with weight until its slightly more than your weight. Let it hang over night. If it's still intact in the morning then it's pretty much good to go.
I cut it with scissors and just run a a lighter over the cut edge to seal it.
Below is a photo of two hammocks I hung this weekend using that method. I'm 250lbs and the Beckett hitch has never...
Just a thought ... I use mule tape larksheaded to the gathered end of my hammocks, and then simply tie it in a slippery Beckett Hitch to my tree straps. No hardware required, and Dutch sells the...
Do you know the face weight ?
I did not test it.
I have a Boy Scout camp out this weekend so i should have some 'rope time' to test it out.
I love it. I have 2 blaze orange hammocks I made from plain 1.9oz ripstop, but I imagine your HyperD is a lot more comfy. Now you need an orange tarp!
Great idea. I', planning to make an Asym myself, but would like to do something similar to your project to give me a little extra protection.
Congrats on your first projects. I'm looking forward to seeing some more from you.
I'd start by looking at Just Jeff's plans for socks:
I love repurposing gear like that. This is a great project to emulate. I may need to hit the basement and dig through my old gear for a suitable bag.
Love the ridgeline organizer ! The DIY bug is a fun bug to catch.
In theory sounds great. If you try it out please come back and let us know what you discovered.
Does it hold on the newer 'hi-tech' lines like amsteel or dynaglide ? Guess I will be testing tonight ...
One of the things about DIY I like is that I can have a number of different hammocks to fit my need at that moment. If I want a 12' hammock for pure luxury I can. I can also have a 9' for ultra...
So probably good anywhere I'd normally tie a tautline?
I just cut a 12' blank to sew up this weekend. Yours looks tremendous :)
I modified an online plan I'd found for folding a piece of paper into a wallet, and basically added 4 lines of stitching. I don't have the wallet with me, but here is the ripstop version I made from...
Stuff sack for my 10' white ripstop hammock. One of about 8 tyvek stuff sacks I've made.
I have a nice ( to me ) double ended Tyvek sack I've made for one of my orange hammocks with a...
I sew tyvek using the same setup I sew 1.9oz ripstop. So far all my gear has hung together with no issue.
I don't see that he has any more in stock at the moment, but his stock changes fairly quickly.
For those of us who use it more like rope the 'deforming' is a nice benefit. It lets me tie knots in it easier than almost any other flat ribbon like material because it tends to 'roll' into a...
I think they are quite pretty. There's a certain charm and elegance to DIY gear that the factory manufactured stuff just lacks.
Using the presser foot of the sewing machine as a 3rd hand really seemed to make it easier for me. Trying to pin the entire hem at once was too time consuming with the area I have to work in at my...
Took the ATACs hammock to some Scout training I was helping to staff this weekend. I pitched it behind the cabins we were staying in and spent the nights in it.
I did discover this material...
I was going to make my own sil coating. There should be directions here in the forums ( basically dissolve 100% silicone caulk in mineral spirits and apply to tarp with a paint brush then hang to dry...
I've been wanting to try that taslan fabric in a hammock. I have a windbreaker made from it and it has such a nice feel to it.
Your hammock likes great. I've always liked the tiger strip camo.
Never tried it, but I'd love to hear about it if you decide to !
Checkout the DIY Stickies forum here. Lots and lots of good stuff there.
The tarp will be based on this plan:
The hammock in this thread was mostly based on the following:...
I went to ground last spring while backpacking with my BSA Troop. I was trying to demonstrate using a small tarp, a ground mat, and a bivy bag as a sleeping method while backpacking.
I woke up...
Just had an idea:
Make an Amsteel or Dynaglide dogbone ( maybe 3-5 feet long ). Dynaglide for you more adventurous types, but know you are going to die.
Take a 1 - 2 foot section of 1/2" mule...
Just checking back in on this thread to see what's going on. I'm still mostly using the Beckett hitch on most of my hammocks ( mule tape to tree straps ). Quick, easy, and effective.
Looking like a good setup so far. I look forward to hearing how those tablecloth hammocks turn out.
Love it ! I keep kicking the idea around of a polyfil insulated quilt.
I use a 2 pin method of hemming. I basically roll the first foot or so of fabric in the hem width I want, and clamp the fabric under my presser foot. I then hand roll the hem down about 12"-14" and...
Thank you! I bought it more for the low cost of the fabric, but the pattern keeps growing on me.
Extremely nice looking piece of gear. Hope it keeps you warm and snuggly.
Start to finish was about 70 minutes. Hand rolled the hems. I still need to add a SRL, but for a hang test it was fine.
I've been shopping eBay for fabric deals lately and happened in some $2 ATACs 1.9 oz rip stop.
I fired up the thread injector and whipped up an 11 foot gathered end hammock. Let me tell you it...
I've tried these as tarp tensioners. I've only had one break so far.
I've really considered an 97" hammock. With an 83% ridgeline that's right at 80"