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    Please don't feel bad. Just because you don't...

    Please don't feel bad. Just because you don't understand something doesn't make you dumb, no matter what everyone says. :p


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    Hang on, speed limit on the 105 mile long Skyline...

    Hang on, speed limit on the 105 mile long Skyline Drive is 35mph. Still slow, but not 25 unless something drastic has happened. BRP is mostly 45mph.

    The campground near Meadows of Dan is...
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    That's even prettier than the first one! Are...

    That's even prettier than the first one!
    Are you saying the paracord lasted 4 years in the elements?
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    @rb_daniel, you might try to shorten your...

    @rb_daniel, you might try to shorten your suspension a bit before you lengthen the ridge pole. You could probably do with a little less sag.
    Just a thought.

    Looks great! :)
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    ^ Voice of, (considerable,) reason. :)

    ^ Voice of, (considerable,) reason. :)
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    No, it's really a bit fiddly with the 3'...

    No, it's really a bit fiddly with the 3' footprint. You're not alone in thinking that!

    You can hang a bridge, but you need a good bit longer ridgepole.
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    I hoped it was clear that the original intent was...

    I hoped it was clear that the original intent was to make a stand that took up as little floor space as possible and was stable. My stands have been such for me, but using them outdoors or on uneven...
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    I don't see a reason to splice anything in when a...

    I don't see a reason to splice anything in when a zing-it prussik will do the job. Yes, they move, that's the point. They're feather light, and always adjustable.

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    Some have used innertube rubber, some have used...

    Some have used innertube rubber, some have used plasti dip, and some, including me, have used rubber feet, (like for chairs.)

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    Seat height is the main thing, if youre using it...

    Seat height is the main thing, if youre using it indoors. That and your short tripods can have a smaller footprint.
    Turtlelady's original stand is quite low to the ground.

    Outdoors you have to...
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    No! :)

    No! :)
  12. Really nicely done and well documented too. ...

    Really nicely done and well documented too. Congratulations!

    I used grosgrain channels for my last one, but the next one will definitely use channels like you've done. :thumbup1:
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    Said it at least once before. Unloaded TD Stand...

    Said it at least once before. Unloaded TD Stand plus wind equals really scary kite! :scared:
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    No kidding! You hit the mother load. I've been...

    No kidding! You hit the mother load. I've been hundreds of times and never saw anything nearly as nice in a thrift store.

    Congrats!
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    Just want to pause you in your thinking right...

    Just want to pause you in your thinking right here. One of the beauties of a thin ripstop hammock is they breathe.

    Otherwise, it's a fine idea and you have good advice flowing here already.
    ...
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    Well, you're the first to report breaking one of...

    Well, you're the first to report breaking one of those end caps. Guess we all figured it would happen eventually.
    Which is why, most have done away with them and gone to some other sort of system...
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    Yes, that last bit is like the Aluminum Mast...

    Yes, that last bit is like the Aluminum Mast stands with the three poles joined with eye bolts and such. It's doable.

    Every one I've built was with a 16 gauge top rail and 2x2" tripod legs. If...
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    Do you want to lash these tripods? How will you...

    Do you want to lash these tripods? How will you make tripods otherwise? Hinges? Hinges could be tricky, but I'm sure it could be made to work.

    Yes, it seems a little bit overkill to me, but...
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    Pretty sure everybody is paying about $10 for...

    Pretty sure everybody is paying about $10 for those. Buy all you can for $2. :)
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    What many have done is to find a way to keep the...

    What many have done is to find a way to keep the prusik from sliding, either by wrapping the pole with innertube, or by adding a stopper, like a thru-bolt, and then hanging the hammock right there...
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    Yep. My 11'+ hangs fine on the 10' pole, but my...

    Yep. My 11'+ hangs fine on the 10' pole, but my larger tarps are too long for it.

    I have a longer ridge pole arrangement for the yard.
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    Wow, NCC, that's a spectacular failure of the top...

    Wow, NCC, that's a spectacular failure of the top rail. I know there are heavier hangers using these stands. I can't quite tell from your first pic, but from your later ones, you have your hammock...
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    What's $2.10 from Lowes?:confused: That top rail...

    What's $2.10 from Lowes?:confused: That top rail you linked to is $10.77
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    Very nice work, Bryan. And 'Dutch Approved' -...

    Very nice work, Bryan.

    And 'Dutch Approved' - so you know it has to be special!

    :)
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    It would make more sense to me to keep the...

    It would make more sense to me to keep the tripods the same, and adjust your suspension to get your foot higher. I think if the ridge pole isn't nearly level, you're going to be adding factors that...
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    Yeah! Science too! :D goober, I don't want...

    Yeah! Science too! :D

    goober, I don't want to discourage you from trying something different. That's how innovations happen. Just suggesting you not poo poo the available testimonial, which is...
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    If you attempt to make it flat, you must make it...

    If you attempt to make it flat, you must make it tight to achieve that. If you're keeping a sag then pushing the trees apart and the hang points higher and higher to compensate isn't doing anything...
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    You know, I said "HYOH" but I think you're doing...

    You know, I said "HYOH" but I think you're doing it wrong.
    The 30* rule isn't a rule, it just happens to work out to be about right, given the length of hammocks and the lengths of people. No...
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    You chose your name well! :p or did it choose...

    You chose your name well! :p or did it choose you?!?

    just kidding. :)

    Your theory is fine if you're talking about a hammock with stretchers but with a gathered end hammock, the "flat" is...
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    Rock and Roll! :)

    Rock and Roll! :)
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    :thumbup: Very nice.

    :thumbup: Very nice.
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    I believe the real concern isn't so much of the...

    I believe the real concern isn't so much of the top rail coming apart, it's that the likelihood of it bending at the joint is far greater than anywhere else. Snaps, pins, or none, that's where it...
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    Sawzall, brother! :)

    Sawzall, brother! :)
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    See you get yourself some sort of measuring...

    See you get yourself some sort of measuring device and measure from your feet to your head...

    That ought to be a place to start. ;)
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    That's a very respectable stand and it came in at...

    That's a very respectable stand and it came in at a good price. Love the tees and elbows.

    Nice. :)
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    Oh well. If it was near me, I'd buy it, but...

    Oh well. If it was near me, I'd buy it, but better luck next time.
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    Looks like a BU. I have one and it's a dream to...

    Looks like a BU. I have one and it's a dream to use. This one looks a bit beat up, but can probably be saved.

    Go for it! Even if you had to pay to get it tuned up, it would be worth it.
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    You could do that with a 21'. Both Lowes and HD...

    You could do that with a 21'. Both Lowes and HD carry a 10'6" with one swaged end. We are cutting it in half and making the joint in the middle.

    At least every Lowes and HD I've been in have...
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    The forces on the tripod are primarily...

    The forces on the tripod are primarily compressive. Cedar will be fine if you can get good straight grained stuff.

    Search this thread for cedar. It's been done numerous times.
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    Well I won't argue with the man on the phone, but...

    Well I won't argue with the man on the phone, but I'd suggest that good dry straight pine is available and will in fact survive Texas. Sheesh, I have a two year old stand that's lived out in the...
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    The man on the phone is not to be asked any more...

    The man on the phone is not to be asked any more questions. Lowes and HD won't know what "clear or better" is but I'm sure there is a real lumber yard in Austin.
    Can't answer your second question....
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    Neat poles for tripods. :) What are they?

    Neat poles for tripods. :)
    What are they?
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    Maple would be totally overkill. Go to a real...

    Maple would be totally overkill.
    Go to a real lumberyard and ask for "clear or better" 2x2's. They should be very straight grained and knot free.
    No worries. :)
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    I have nothing to add to that... :)

    I have nothing to add to that... :)
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    If you weren't so "active" in your hammock, that...

    If you weren't so "active" in your hammock, that probably wouldn't happen... :D
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    Ridge pole doesn't really "support" your weight....

    Ridge pole doesn't really "support" your weight. If you do everything else right, that piece should be fine.

    Good luck!
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    My first TD stand, which was built just prior to...

    My first TD stand, which was built just prior to the start of this thread, is still in use with end caps suspending my hammock, like olddog's.

    That being said, after building several that way, I...
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    Someone painted theirs camo. Been a while... I...

    Someone painted theirs camo. Been a while... I don't remember who.
    Looked good!
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    Wow! I think you nailed it! Shorten up your...

    Wow! I think you nailed it! Shorten up your suspension on the hammocks and you'll get a flatter lay, but that look of relaxation says it all.

    Well done! :)
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    Oof! Yes, please get her out of that and get a...

    Oof! Yes, please get her out of that and get a proper top rail as the others suggest.

    That's more than a little ouchie waiting to happen there...
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