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    This is how I did mine, but I haven't had it in...

    This is how I did mine, but I haven't had it in the rain.
    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/30/8d8cc75d13ab585ac189d34c043667ae.jpg
  2. Nice looking work! I've pretty much just used...

    Nice looking work! I've pretty much just used square knots or a double fisherman's with shock cord. It could be my imagination but it seems like my quilts with individual lines coming off the corners...
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    Electric seam ripper

    Sometimes when I'm sewing a hammock or tarp I don't pay close enough attention to what I'm doing and end up having to rip a seam. Today on Massdrop I saw an electric seam ripper, it looks like a...
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    I'm not sure if there's an advantage of tubular...

    I'm not sure if there's an advantage of tubular vs flat, but the tubular is what Griz uses.
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    That should work too.

    That should work too.
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    1/2" webbing source

    I'm looking for 1/2" poly webbing for my bridge. Sailrite is the only place I can find that has it in stock, DIY Gear Supply is out at the moment. Anyone know of other options?
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    It will go away relatively soon. And as others...

    It will go away relatively soon. And as others have said, rub it with a drier sheet.
  8. The wide space at the head caused by the spreader...

    The wide space at the head caused by the spreader bar is the biggest problem. Being able to partially bringing the tarp around that would be ideal.

    I think that length would work. When seeing up...
  9. I'm working on bug nets that zip to the hammock...

    I'm working on bug nets that zip to the hammock body.
  10. I'll have to remember that if I ever get hiking...

    I'll have to remember that if I ever get hiking poles.
  11. I'm not sure I'm following, are you taking about...

    I'm not sure I'm following, are you taking about the CS or the fabric amount?
  12. Quest Outfitters ...

    Quest Outfitters the .625" ones.
  13. Anyone else use Double Hammock Whoopie Hooks yet?

    My wife has been wanting to hang next to me for a while now. So, this past weekend we used the double hammock whoppie hooks for the first time. My wife loved it, I'm still undecided mainly because I...
  14. It's sold by the yard, so 2 yds CS and 3 yds...

    It's sold by the yard, so 2 yds CS and 3 yds fabric. The one caveat is that using this length of fabric might shrink your quilt a little as you will be using the width for length. If you want to make...
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    Had a chance to hang a a friend's cabin in...

    Had a chance to hang a a friend's cabin in northern WI this weekend. Couldn't see the sunrise from the hammock, but I got a pic by sticking my phone under the edge of the tarp.
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    I used 1.5" rubber feet that have a screw going...

    I used 1.5" rubber feet that have a screw going through them. Haven't seen a mark on the wood floors with 70-80 nights of use. Nice for inside, maybe not for out. ...
  17. I know. I just need to finish my current project...

    I know. I just need to finish my current project and then start nailing down the details on the bridge.
  18. I won! 😮 Now I just need to figure out how to...

    I won! 😮 Now I just need to figure out how to build a bridge hammock... Thanks for doing these contests and pushing us to think of more stuff to build!
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    Boston is most likely right. I have both and the...

    Boston is most likely right. I have both and the main difference that I noticed was the amount of ware on the loop attached to the hammock. I had shredding after one night with the hooks, although...
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    Well, my UQ slipped off my shoulder last night...

    Well, my UQ slipped off my shoulder last night with a hook in place. In the video Dutch seems to not be on a diagonal and his quilt goes from edge to edge of the hammock. My hammock and quilt do not...
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    That makes me feel better. At least I'm not alone...

    That makes me feel better. At least I'm not alone here.
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    How do I position quilt hooks?

    I'm having a hard time figuring out where to put my quilt hooks on my hammock. Right now I'm playing around with the position and not really finding much that works. Do you use multiple hooks for...
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    That's pretty much what I did. The good thing is...

    That's pretty much what I did. The good thing is that the flash from the camera makes it look worse than it normally does.
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    Singer 201/ 1200-1

    This is my 1937 Singer 201, later to be called a 1200-1. It's basically a 201 on a industrial styled table, speed control on the floor with a knee lever to lift the foot, they call this hybrid a...
  25. I've used an 11' hex quite a bit and have never...

    I've used an 11' hex quite a bit and have never gotten wet. Wind has been a problem in cooler weather. I think others have already pointed out the issues of trying to use something that isn't purpose...
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    In colder weather I've always used the sleep...

    In colder weather I've always used the sleep system as my top quilt, although I've never removed anything from it. If you have top and bottom quilts that are in the same neighborhood for temp rating,...
  27. I've always used what I believe are carbon fiber...

    I've always used what I believe are carbon fiber arrow shafts, got what ever was in the garbage at a local shop. I drilled a hole in the end to splice some lash-it to and larks headed it to my...
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    I have 3 aluminum measuring sticks 72", 36" and...

    I have 3 aluminum measuring sticks 72", 36" and 18". If you're going to be crawling around on the floor knee pads are nice. The little spring loaded thread snippers have already been mentioned. I...
  29. I'm interested to see how this project ends up...

    I'm interested to see how this project ends up working out. Is the stretchiness going to affect the loft and thus insulation of the down at all? If I'm understanding this correctly, it'll only be the...
  30. Your daughter is making me think a lot. Since I'm...

    Your daughter is making me think a lot. Since I'm about to start on the last project I purposed, I have to come up with a different one for this contest. I'm thinking a bridge hammock is the next...
  31. For any splicing the taper helps a lot! For...

    For any splicing the taper helps a lot! For amsteel the loop turner is my favorite, it also works will for getting shock cord through channels. For the small stuff I've used the floral wire, but the...
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    Pfaff 19

    I'll add to the German theme. Here is my Pfaff 19, made for Pfaff by Dorina. I don't know much about it yet. It seems to be very similar to the Janome 444, not sure who was using who's design though....
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    I get it. I guess I was in the position of having...

    I get it. I guess I was in the position of having a newer plastic machine that was dieing on me and it would have been $50+ to get it fixed. So I went with one of the older machines, a Singer 403a,...
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    Have you talked to any of the shops? If you can...

    Have you talked to any of the shops? If you can find someone who knows how to work on the old machines you could have him do the tune up. When I lived in Chicago I went to a shop on 18th a little...
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    I'm a fan of the old stuff and know nothing about...

    I'm a fan of the old stuff and know nothing about the new. Someone did just post about a newer Janome in the Show us your thread injector thread. You could take a look at that one.
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    Well, I brought it home for $25. It needs a clean...

    Well, I brought it home for $25. It needs a clean and lube. Something seems goofy with the top tension. I'm not sure if it was because I had different top and bottom threads because I was too lazy to...
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    I'm aware of the "industrial" hype stuff. I know...

    I'm aware of the "industrial" hype stuff. I know I can drop the feet on most if not all the machines I have now. This one has three settings though. According the the Pfaff 18 manual I found. 0 =...
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    Looking for Pfaff 19 info

    I'm thinking about looking at this Pfaff 19. Does anyone know anything about this machine? The little I've been able to find is that Pfaff basically rebadged Janomes and had them made by Dorina in...
  39. They're there now. Must have been a glitch in the...

    They're there now. Must have been a glitch in the system when I looked the first time.
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    I haven't tried in a while, but West Marine used...

    I haven't tried in a while, but West Marine used to price match other sites.
  41. Sold out already? I can't find it on the site and...

    Sold out already? I can't find it on the site and the link doesn't work.
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    I thought the 1.2 was rated for 220. At 230 I...

    I thought the 1.2 was rated for 220. At 230 I like my 1.4.
  43. My supply is now restocked. Just need to get to...

    My supply is now restocked. Just need to get to work on the hammocks now.
  44. And I was just thinking about restocking on some...

    And I was just thinking about restocking on some stuff.... Thanks!
  45. Thread: Zippers

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    I'm inclined to have longer end caps than...

    I'm inclined to have longer end caps than shorter. I found it really hard to do anything all the way at the end of my 10' hammock when I used a sock style bug net. So, I really can't picture zipping...
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    I plan on doing 11' hammocks as well and I think...

    I plan on doing 11' hammocks as well and I think I have an end cap type thing that will work well with a shorter zipper. I might go with a 108" instead of a 120" just to make that idea work better.
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    I forgot to look at DIYgearsupply and neither...

    I forgot to look at DIYgearsupply and neither that nor thezipperlady came up on searches. Looks like they both have what I'm looking for though. Thanks for the help.
  48. Thread: Zippers

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    I figured out the issue with the by the foot...

    I figured out the issue with the by the foot stuff when I started researching this. I did not realize the # to mm correlation. That information makes it much easier to picture the size of the zipper....
  49. Thread: Zippers

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    Zippers

    I'm in the planning a purchasing process for a couple of hammocks I'm going to make. I want to do zippered bug nets that are interchangeable with over covers for colder weather. I'm trying to figure...
  50. My sil argon tarp is quite stretchy and I think...

    My sil argon tarp is quite stretchy and I think that's the 90 with sil added. I haven't played with the nylond at all.
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