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    Christmas Sale at DIY Gear Supply

    Christmas Sale at DIY Gear Supply. Purchase $10 or more and use the coupon code CHRISTMAS for 10% off your entire order! Sale goes straight through New Years.
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    Just Posted ours as well @ diygearsupply.com...

    Just Posted ours as well @ diygearsupply.com. No rush, it runs all weekend long, so relax and enjoy giving of thanks this Thanksgiving!

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  3. Sale at DIY Gear Supply tomorrow! (Monday)

    We have finally moved in well enough to catch up on orders and the snow is nearly all melted - it's time for a Sale!

    On Monday, 4/14/14 use the coupon code: thaw for a 10% discount storewide. ...
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    With insultex, as you said, there's really no...

    With insultex, as you said, there's really no loft, so the darts are quite helpful for getting that hammock curve fit. For Climashield, the darts will help form to the hammock a little - but because...
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    DIY Gear Supply is Moving

    DIY Gear Supply is moving to a new, larger location this week (3/21-4/7). I am working hard to get the new shop up and running, but do expect some delays in shipping times.

    Your orders are the...
  6. Not to butt in, but Calendaring is the heat...

    Not to butt in, but Calendaring is the heat rolling process, not DWR. DWR stands for Durable Water Repellant, and I would say you definitely need a water repellant fabric for a quilt protector - but...
  7. Cyber monday sale at diygearsupply.com

    CYBER MONDAY SALE STARTS TOMORROW!

    10% OFF STOREWIDE.

    Use the code cyber10 at checkout to apply savings. Coupon will be made available early Monday morning and run through the entire day.
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    Please please run the shipping calculator to find...

    Please please run the shipping calculator to find out the actual shipping costs. The $12 Shipping Price Cap that is shown there is available as a savings option when the real price quote from USPS...
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    http://diygearsupply.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/1...

    http://diygearsupply.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/HEX-Tarp-Cut-Pattern.jpg

    Be sure to flip the panels when you draw out your cuts, so that fabric is not wasted. This image is for the Hex Tarp,...
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    Thanks everyone for posting access to the design....

    Thanks everyone for posting access to the design.

    I am in the middle of updating the website and webstore. The old site is still available for a little while more (www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com). ...
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    Hey everyone - thanks for posting on order...

    Hey everyone - thanks for posting on order statuses.

    I want to apologize for the difficulty. We have had some trouble with the webstore. Some customers are having no problems and it's smooth...
  12. Paul knows his stuff. From McNett, Seam Grip or...

    Paul knows his stuff. From McNett, Seam Grip or Seam Sure would be good options for Urethane coated fabrics. Silnet for Silicone coated.
  13. Like everyone said - 70d coated is much easier to...

    Like everyone said - 70d coated is much easier to work with than 30d silnylon. Much easier (other than extra weight trying to manhandle it around the sewing machine). If you're car camping, the...
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    As best as I can tell, they use Jet Dyed Antron...

    As best as I can tell, they use Jet Dyed Antron Nylon Taffeta. Jet Dyed gives it the crinkled aspect. Antron Nylon is a shiny fabric, gives it that special look - even black - with Antron Nylon, it...
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    I think the feel of the two fabrics is about the...

    I think the feel of the two fabrics is about the same. The major difference between Polyester and Nylon is that Nylon has a lot of stretch and Polyester has very minimal stretch. Stretch can be...
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    Just hem the edges together, don't quilt it...

    Just hem the edges together, don't quilt it together. A double layer hammock is a great way to use lighter nylon.

    Enjoy your projects!

    - Scott
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    2nd on Viper's response. It really won't...

    2nd on Viper's response.

    It really won't make that much of a difference. I've used a lot of different depths on the curves and really liked 5" best, so that's why I put it in the instructions. ...
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    I'd be glad to take a look. If you have my...

    I'd be glad to take a look. If you have my address already, just toss a piece in the mail with note. If not, email me at info@diygearsupply.com and I'll send it to you.

    We're out of IX now, if...
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    The ripstop grid is really nice, but it's not...

    The ripstop grid is really nice, but it's not truly going to stop a rip with a person's full body weight on it. It stops rips from continuing in things like clothing through normal use, but with a...
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    Hey awilder - Are the feathers coming through...

    Hey awilder -
    Are the feathers coming through (they have tiny quills that poke through fabric) - or the actual down clusters (no quills to poke through to speak of)? Featherproof is not the same...
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    We've got NoSeeUm back in stock at DIY Gear...

    We've got NoSeeUm back in stock at DIY Gear Supply - but also check out some of the other options too. These companies know outdoor gear pretty well too and I highly recommend them: Outdoor...
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    Hey guys, sorry we ran out. The new roll should...

    Hey guys, sorry we ran out. The new roll should be here in a couple days.

    Those are all great sources, and don't forget OWFinc.com too, they have the same netting as well for a great price.
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    Hey all, I just saw this today. Thank you so...

    Hey all, I just saw this today. Thank you so much for the kind comments. I really appreciate you all and absolutely love seeing the great gear you come up with!

    Now would be a good a time as...
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    Sticky: Much delayed, but great news!!! The truck dropped...

    Much delayed, but great news!!! The truck dropped it off today - it's just been added to the webstore.

    Enjoy your gear building!
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    Sticky: Hey guys, sorry we ran out. The new shipment is...

    Hey guys, sorry we ran out. The new shipment is on a truck headed to Maine as I write this. Should be here Mon. or Tue. (10/15-16/12).

    Enjoy all your gear projects!

    - Scott
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    Thanks so much JohnSawyer for bringing this to my...

    Thanks so much JohnSawyer for bringing this to my attention, and thanks ibgary for posting. I went back through old emails and found there were a few bunched together that I missed. I'm so sorry to...
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    Good news - the 1.1 Olive 2nds are the same both...

    Good news - the 1.1 Olive 2nds are the same both sides. You're good to go! :)

    And everyone's advice on finding the best side is great. I usually do the rub fabric together to see if there's a...
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    Sticky: Yup. It's been done. And not just by me. This...

    Yup. It's been done. And not just by me. This one is a two layer, drawstring foot enclosure with velcro running up about 2 feet with a tie at the end to keep it together. I use it sometimes in...
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    Hey everyone, just a quick update: I'm back...

    Hey everyone, just a quick update:

    I'm back for a bit before heading off again. The trip was fantastic, though it wasn't actually a vacation as it was for my other job. The next one is a real...
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    Hey Ellis, I've got plenty - must not have...

    Hey Ellis, I've got plenty - must not have updated qty on last order. I just fixed the webstore to show it. Thanks for the heads up.
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    DIY Gear Supply - Vacation in Aug.

    I've gotta do it. I apologize for the delays it will cause all us hammock builders, but if I don't get out in the woods and spend some vacation time with my family, I'll probably explode. ...
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    Excellent! Great tarp, great coverage Ellis. ...

    Excellent! Great tarp, great coverage Ellis. You'll appreciate the addition of center tie-outs once the rains hit - will help with the sag that happens.
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    Sticky: Sounds about right. Yeah, the gross grain...

    Sounds about right.



    Yeah, the gross grain edging will take the brunt of the wear, that's a pretty good way to do it. It's not saving much weight, but it does save a little.
  34. +1. Such good advice. I used to sell the Winter...

    +1. Such good advice. I used to sell the Winter Dream tarp, and I lost a few to this very mistake. With that large expanse of fabric, it's easy to get some of it under the needle when you don't...
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    Very good point. I just added a note to the top...

    Very good point. I just added a note to the top of the page. Thanks.
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    Sticky: Yeah, it's just like a sheet of fabric as far as...

    Yeah, it's just like a sheet of fabric as far as sewing goes - you can sew scraps together easy to make whatever full size you want. And if it's covered in a shell material, no one will be the...
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    I've seen a lot of 2x4's at Home Depot that had a...

    I've seen a lot of 2x4's at Home Depot that had a curve like that... :)
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    I'm 5'10" and have made over 40 hammocks, maybe...

    I'm 5'10" and have made over 40 hammocks, maybe 25 different ways. I've come to the conclusion that for me, and most folk I've made hammocks for of roughly similar size - 126"x64+/-" of raw fabric...
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    That is brilliant!!! Great idea for doing cat...

    That is brilliant!!! Great idea for doing cat curves.
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    I betcha shipping from Arrowhead Equipment would...

    I betcha shipping from Arrowhead Equipment would be much less, and I know shipping from DIY Gear Supply would be less - should be around $2.50 or so.
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    The length would depend on how far apart your...

    The length would depend on how far apart your trees tend to be, and what sort of continuous line you intend to use. I would think 25'-30' should be plenty for most any system.

    If you're going...
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    Those are my raw dimensions. But the best news...

    Those are my raw dimensions. But the best news is, it doesn't really matter - a little shorter, a little longer, a little wider, a little narrower, and it all still works so long as you stick pretty...
  43. Nicely done! Looks awful comfy. I like that...

    Nicely done! Looks awful comfy. I like that color too.
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    I see two stitch lines (one partially hidden) on...

    I see two stitch lines (one partially hidden) on both sides, so I'm not sure about that description, but I'm guessing it would be the side you're seeing one line on. Reinforcement patches go on...
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    Absolutely beautiful hammock! I'm jealous. ...

    Absolutely beautiful hammock! I'm jealous. Perhaps one day I'll find the time to build my own bridge. I've started a few, just never got around to finishing them off. You've inspired me. I...
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    Good news. It doesn't matter. You should seam...

    Good news. It doesn't matter. You should seam seal with a silicone based sealer the non-raised, or smoother side (does that make sense?). Generally, seam sealed sides are on the inside so they...
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    For true waterproofing, I'd recommend a Heat...

    For true waterproofing, I'd recommend a Heat Sealable fabric. The waterproofing on that stuff is really durable. QuestOutfitters has some available.
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    Another look at Turtlelady's Winter Dream from...

    Another look at Turtlelady's Winter Dream from the inside.

    [NOTE: just fixed the hex tarp illustration, it's reposted in the first post in this thread]
  49. If it helps, when you see Gutermann's "sew all"...

    If it helps, when you see Gutermann's "sew all" thread in the shop, that is nearly always their "Mara 100", which is Tex 30. Mara 70 is Tex 40. The Gutermann's thread type #'s don't have so much to...
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    Mark it up as "custom" work and you're good to...

    Mark it up as "custom" work and you're good to go. :)
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