Originally Posted by Gustav
Grizz, If I was to start laying out plans to make one for myself. At what point on my body length would I need to put the spreader bars ? In your "Old School Version" it's my height plus 7" or so. And what is the cat cut ?
I don't think I could do it with the sewing stills at this point. But, I would to think about it. More like dream
And Thanks for posting All your Bridge Hammocks !!
For this one the main body length is equal to the distance between my eyes and my ankles. The suspension curve is 7" deep. The (finished) length of fabric under the spreader bar is 48", so that gives a finished mid-section width of 34".
Nobody asked but I'll answer the question anyway "why didn't you use a shortened spreader at the foot?" The main reason is that I can't shorten the dowel very much more and still have a significant portion of it nestled within the hiking pole tubing. There is an inch or more of air between the hole in the top of the pole handle and where the pole tubing starts. I want that dowel well seated to resist turning away from the straight-on alignment within the pole.
The other reason is that on hammocks I make for myself I've gotten away from a greatly shortened foot because of the way I sleep. When I'm on my side I like to curl my legs a bit, and the narrower hammock down there inhibits that. A shorter foot spreader is still the way to go for a back sleeper though.