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    Barge All Purpose Cement...

    Barge All Purpose Cement should do the job nicely.
  2. I suggest sanding/filing the edges to round them...

    I suggest sanding/filing the edges to round them off a little. They appear to have as much, or more of a ragged sharp edge as the fitting and pole end they cover.
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    Correction... large loops on the bottom indicate...

    Correction... large loops on the bottom indicate too little tension on the top thread. Assuming you didn't change the tension setting when you re-threaded the machine, the most likely causes are that...
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    ^^^ This, but as stated, amsteel has enough...

    ^^^ This, but as stated, amsteel has enough strength for us to get by with the 180 method as well.

    Myself...I always make the buries into the opposing sides to preserve the maximum strength.
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    Nice work. You might try it with the suspension a...

    Nice work. You might try it with the suspension a little tighter as bridge hammocks benefit from a flatter hang than gathered end hammocks.
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    The Loop Turner works fine with 2.2mm zing...

    The Loop Turner works fine with 2.2mm zing it/lash it and dynaglide. The Loop Turned is a bit large to work well with 1.75mm zing it/lash it. Small diameter wire folded in half is a better choice.
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/112961-The-new-Readystrap

    Looks liked it was moved to HZ and the Moderator left a redirect (that should not have been used).
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    I take it as a quick testament to their lack of...

    I take it as a quick testament to their lack of hammocking knowledge which tells me to run away.
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    http://www.strapworks.com/ProductDetails.asp?Produ...

    http://www.strapworks.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SBPEW2
  10. FWIW, the Nano 22 can be had for...

    FWIW, the Nano 22 can be had for $5.50....http://shop.whoopieslings.com/Nano-22-Carabiner-by-CAMP-USA-JUST-RELEASED-Nano-22.htm
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    For me, when the view out looks like this... ...

    For me, when the view out looks like this...

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    ...and the view down resembles this...

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    ...the view up always looks something like this...
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    ^^^this...I haven't been logged out by the system...

    ^^^this...I haven't been logged out by the system in years...."mysterious little box" FTW.
  13. For the record...at least one of the test reports...

    For the record...at least one of the test reports stated they were testing 1/8″ Endura 12, which while it is also dyneema, it is not Amsteel Blue. If Amsteel Blue had been used, I expect the...
  14. Excellent...thanks!

    Excellent...thanks!
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    No instructions, but this video I made a couple...

    No instructions, but this video I made a couple of years ago may be of some use....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygCS1FI1gsw
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    The other problem with the old gears is...

    The other problem with the old gears is lint/oil/grease could build up and harden causing a wedging action from too tight of a fit with their mating gear. Keep your gears...
  17. Thread: Using beads

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    This is another option for completed whoopies. ...

    This is another option for completed whoopies.



    Here's how it's done...

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    Click on the "Media" tab at the top of all pages...

    Click on the "Media" tab at the top of all pages and select any video..... https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/media.php?do=details&mid=1129
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    It's not the brand, it is the type of sealer that...

    It's not the brand, it is the type of sealer that is important. The Kenyon Seam Sealer 3 that the OP used is a urethane based product for use on urethane coated materials while a silicone based...
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    Poll: http://www.amazon.com/Malin-MS20995C-Stainless-Saf...

    http://www.amazon.com/Malin-MS20995C-Stainless-Safety-Lockwire/dp/B005VR49D6
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    Anyone buying from Joanns without at least a 40%...

    Anyone buying from Joanns without at least a 40% off coupon is making a mistake. They have them so often I think of 40% off as the normal price.
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    Clicking on the 'Media' tab and then any of the...

    Clicking on the 'Media' tab and then any of the videos, takes me to the page but the videos don't show using Firefox and Chrome. IE displays them correctly but I get an annoying repeating request...
  23. 1" Polypropylene is not considered strong enough...

    1" Polypropylene is not considered strong enough for use as a hammock suspension. Polyester webbing is the material you should use.

    Also (as someone mentioned), how the cinch buckle is attached is...
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    Extremely nice idea and execution Snowball on the...

    Extremely nice idea and execution Snowball on the sewing table extension.

    For those wanting a little better setup than they have, with a lot less work, tape a box of two of the correct height to...
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    I haven't spent the night, but I've had a...

    I haven't spent the night, but I've had a hammock/hammock chair up high a few times. Beats the heck out of sitting on a limb if you want to spend some time.

    As Whiskeyjack stated, 'Refreshing'...
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    Good to see another tree climber on the forum....

    Good to see another tree climber on the forum. Why did you need rescuing or was it a training exercise?

    Fixed the photo for you...

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    If I'm understanding your description and what...

    If I'm understanding your description and what you have is similar to the following sketch, add a third row of stitching down the middle and call it good (you probably have enough strength...
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    While many have hung their hammocks from the cast...

    While many have hung their hammocks from the cast metal end caps, a few have had the end cap break resulting in a trip to the ground.
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    ...and being able to easily adjust the ridgepole...

    ...and being able to easily adjust the ridgepole height and length is important for fine tuning the stand to different hammock lengths, hang angles and sitting height above ground.
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    Either or both. Gutermann recommends sizes 14-16...

    Either or both. Gutermann recommends sizes 14-16 needles for Mara 70. However that is probably not your only problem.

    As stated, the dial on the left is not a thread tension adjustment.

    The...
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    To prevent the legs from cutting through the...

    To prevent the legs from cutting through the rubber leg tips, place a washer the same diameter as the legs in the tips and then insert the legs.
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    An arborist throw line needs to have high...

    An arborist throw line needs to have high visibility in a tree, hence the bright coloration of Zing It and Dynaglide.
  33. Thread: Spreader bars??

    by gmcttr
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    Scroll down....the 0.625" diameter poles are...

    Scroll down....the 0.625" diameter poles are frequently used....http://www.questoutfitters.com/tent_poles.htm
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    DO NOT sew over the pins as kduvey demonstrates...

    DO NOT sew over the pins as kduvey demonstrates in his video. It is an unsafe practice. At best, a needle strike will dull the needle and at worst it will break the needle and risk eye injury.
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    Tri-Flow synthetic grease seems to be the most...

    Tri-Flow synthetic grease seems to be the most frequently recommended grease on the various sewing machine forums for metal gears. Use sparingly. Check your manual before using any grease on...
  36. Thread: Work of art!

    by gmcttr
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    Your link didn't work. ...

    Your link didn't work.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhVgUGx0xAM
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    I haven't heard of a source for that type of...

    I haven't heard of a source for that type of stand kit in several years but I found this today...http://www.termis.com/FRAME-KIT.htm

    I have no idea if they are still in business or not.
  38. I was referring to the silver connecting pins in...

    I was referring to the silver connecting pins in the end of each section (see 4th photo above). The larger diameter of the pole insures the lashing can't slip down from the connectors.

    Whether...
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    For the record, Dynaglide has a published minimum...

    For the record, Dynaglide has a published minimum breaking strength of 850 lbs.

    1000 lbs is the average breaking strength.
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    How about ruffles on a "tactical" kilt?

    How about ruffles on a "tactical" kilt?
  41. With 8' legs and a 16' ridgepole, these stands...

    With 8' legs and a 16' ridgepole, these stands work well with bridge hammocks.

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    As far as use on uneven ground, move a leg in or out rather than changing the lashing to...
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    I would trim the ends to match and have a...

    I would trim the ends to match and have a slightly shorter tarp.....or trim the seam off as Boston suggested. I'd never bother to rip out that long of a seam. With the chance of damaging the fabric...
  43. 5' spacing is in the right neighborhood for 8'...

    5' spacing is in the right neighborhood for 8' legs.
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    Scroll down to the 4th to the last photo and text...

    Scroll down to the 4th to the last photo and text for quilting loops... https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/content.php/120-DIY-KAQ-Instructions
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    http://shop.whoopieslings.com/Nano-22-Carabiner-by...

    http://shop.whoopieslings.com/Nano-22-Carabiner-by-CAMP-USA-JUST-RELEASED-Nano-22.htm
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    Simple??? That's one of the more complicated...

    Simple??? That's one of the more complicated "solutions" I've seen.
  47. Thread: Thread Problem

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    ^^^This. Set the tarp up wrong side out over a...

    ^^^This. Set the tarp up wrong side out over a lamp and seal the holes with silicone or a silicone based seam sealer.
  48. Thread: Hammock Fan?

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    You can install an accessory ridgeline on a...

    You can install an accessory ridgeline on a WBRR...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/57907-official-Ridgerunner-intro-thread?p=838887#post838887
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    http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/ma...

    http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/ha-1-ib-wgh-instruction-manual.pdf
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    Check out their rules in advance. Some parks may...

    Check out their rules in advance. Some parks may not allow you to hang from their trees.
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