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  1. Well done, jsorensen! Good to hear it worked for...

    Well done, jsorensen! Good to hear it worked for you. I might try this design on the next tarp I make--shave some grams without sacrificing protection. BTW I used to live in N Utah...
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    Waffle, My experiences in "this...

    Waffle,

    My experiences in "this neck-o-the-woods" (NW FL panhandle) is to use the Y-stakes. Much more surface area on them to "grab" into the sandy/loamy soil than shepherd hooks or gutter nails....
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    Subscribed... Please take photos as your project...

    Subscribed... Please take photos as your project evolves; many are interested in how it turns out. I have been contemplating DIY'ing a hammock with the integrated insulation, so I am really curious...
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    Great looking tarp, Waffle!

    Great looking tarp, Waffle!
  5. Looks like your design would work. Would...

    Looks like your design would work. Would recommend Tyvek for the bathtub bottom for abrasion resistance and waterproofness. If you go with this, let us know how it works out.
  6. Great looking gear! Enjoy the "fruits of your...

    Great looking gear! Enjoy the "fruits of your labor!"
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    Outstanding project! Thanks for sharing!

    Outstanding project! Thanks for sharing!
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    See if these help...110848110849110850

    See if these help...110848110849110850
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    I DIY'd a two-tone, no ridgeline a few years...

    I DIY'd a two-tone, no ridgeline a few years back. It can be seen in the thread here:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/75143-Tarp-seams-center-ridge-vs-2-offset-seams
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    Line the 2 sides up and pin them together every...

    Line the 2 sides up and pin them together every 6" or so. While injecting, resist the urge to push or pull fabric--let the feed dogs do their job. Only guide the fabric under the foot.
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    Have you considered a grosgrain ridgeline versus...

    Have you considered a grosgrain ridgeline versus a felled seam. They allow for a tight pitch without stressing the actual ripstop too much. This might be worthy of consideration especially since...
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    I find I sleep "later" anytime I'm in a...

    I find I sleep "later" anytime I'm in a hammock... :lol:
  13. Outstanding! Well executed! Don't forget to...

    Outstanding! Well executed! Don't forget to seal the seams...and get out and enjoy that thing!
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    +1 on this. Also +1 on a walking foot for...

    +1 on this. Also +1 on a walking foot for looooong seams. You were right about being meticulous--I could see where you used the grid in the ripstop as your guides...
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    Woody361, UQ's aren't too complicated. 99% of...

    Woody361,

    UQ's aren't too complicated. 99% of the information you may need can be found in this and other forums; just do a search for them. From my experience, what helps out immensely on the...
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    Herzlichen glueckwunsch!

    Herzlichen glueckwunsch!
  17. LineLoc 3's for your guylines...

    LineLoc 3's for your guylines...
  18. Mcdoc, Awesome work! Great outside the box...

    Mcdoc,

    Awesome work! Great outside the box thinking on this project and outstanding execution. You have my interest piqued in attempting a synthetic UQ (CS Apex) using the shirring; but am...
  19. Good job on the DIY. Thinking that should keep...

    Good job on the DIY. Thinking that should keep you comfy.
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    I've had really good success using Nikwax...

    I've had really good success using Nikwax cleaning/waterproofing products--especially the wash-in TX.Direct. Might want to check them out...
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    I use Dritz decorator needles I found at Wally...

    I use Dritz decorator needles I found at Wally World over in the yarn section when splicing zing-it/lash-it. Works well for me. YMMV.
  22. Great job on the tarp! All the other DIY...

    Great job on the tarp!

    All the other DIY projects you mention aren't difficult at all. Give them a go...
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    Well done, Scotty! I like the nice, gentle cat...

    Well done, Scotty! I like the nice, gentle cat cuts you applied.

    Hey, is that an over zealous camera flash, or is it actually sunlight in the UK? :-)
  24. I'm a fan of DL's. it gives the latitude to use a...

    I'm a fan of DL's. it gives the latitude to use a pad, put clothing or whatever else between the layers to act as insulation without it sliding around. I've made quite a few for the Army Special...
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    A lot of folks around here use Permatex flowable...

    A lot of folks around here use Permatex flowable windshield silicone sealant (diluted, of course). I've found that when sealing some tarp seams recently that, even in diluted form, it dries to a...
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    Greetings from NW Florida!

    Greetings from NW Florida!
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    Well-executed! Nice and tidy...

    Well-executed! Nice and tidy...
  28. Digging the contrasting threads for the visual...

    Digging the contrasting threads for the visual pop! As your project has evolved, it appears to me (just by looking at the photos) that you might be able to achieve the desired effect the shirring...
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    Very nice! Looks like it could double as a...

    Very nice! Looks like it could double as a greenhouse! ��
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    Cinch buckles and dynaglide or a steel from Dutch...

    Cinch buckles and dynaglide or a steel from Dutch is about as cost effective as it gets. It's what I use on most hammocks. YMMV
  31. Mcdoc, Can I borrow some of your patience? ...

    Mcdoc,

    Can I borrow some of your patience?

    I like how you've approached the build of this quilt--research, take some away from project to keep head clear, develop concept, take some time away...
  32. Sent gut gemacht!

    Sent gut gemacht!
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    +1 on what Snowball states above. It is all...

    +1 on what Snowball states above.

    It is all about what YOU prefer. Like the old adage of, "ask 100 people and you'll get 100 different responses".

    HYOH.
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    +1 on this! USAF For 24 years. I have a picture...

    +1 on this!
    USAF For 24 years. I have a picture somewhere of hanging in the bomb dump over in Qatar -- will have to try and find it. Still working for the DoD ever since retirement. +1 to the OP...
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    That is SWEET!

    That is SWEET!
  36. Never had this happen to me before. Hard to...

    Never had this happen to me before. Hard to understand how ash would leave any type of stain or mark especially after using the sponge and diluted solution on it.

    That said, I have had very good...
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    Just noticed we haven't really answered all your...

    Just noticed we haven't really answered all your questions. I'll give you some of my opinions/observations on them for you to consider:
    1. A DL provides a couple of benefits. The first is...
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    +1
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    I'm a fan of DL's. it gives the latitude to use...

    I'm a fan of DL's. it gives the latitude to use a pad, put clothing or whatever else between the layers to act as insulation without it sliding around. I've made quite a few for the Army Special...
  40. Well done. Looks like it'll serve you well.

    Well done. Looks like it'll serve you well.
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    Disregard...I had a brain cramp. I saw an...

    Disregard...I had a brain cramp. I saw an earlier post that talks to the ability to splice it.
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    Anybody tried splicing this stuff?

    Anybody tried splicing this stuff?
  43. Looking good! Can hardly wait to see the...

    Looking good! Can hardly wait to see the finished product. Best of luck on sewing the shell material to the baffle no-see-um--don't envy you on that part.
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    Let us know how it turns out...

    Let us know how it turns out...
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    Looks good! Sounds like the DIY bug bit you

    Looks good! Sounds like the DIY bug bit you
  46. I'd suggest you give Kyle (ripstopbytheroll) a...

    I'd suggest you give Kyle (ripstopbytheroll) a call. The number is on the website. Lately, I've been using some of the 1.6 oz HyperD from him and I can't say enough good things about it-breathable,...
  47. I've always used Sharpie's (permanent markers) in...

    I've always used Sharpie's (permanent markers) in the metallic colors (e.g., gold, silver, etc.) to mark dark material with. As long as it gets hidden in the seam I've never had any issue with using...
  48. Great work! Which material from RSBTR is that? ...

    Great work! Which material from RSBTR is that? I've recently been using their HyperD on a few projects and love that stuff. It's easy to work with; not too slippery.
  49. Thanks, Bill. Actually made this for my son who...

    Thanks, Bill. Actually made this for my son who will be heading off to college soon. Funny story there...It is the school colors of the school he chose to go to--purple and gray--Spring Hill...
  50. Yes, it is gray grosgrain on the edges AND the...

    Yes, it is gray grosgrain on the edges AND the ridgeline. Grosgrain was from Joann's.
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