Originally Posted by gargoyle
Nice work Red.
I "think" if you put the spreader in the channel, it wouldn't allow for the same arc that the cord provides??
Maybe a curved spreader?
Did you do both ends of the hammock, or just the foot end?
Thats a good looking green fabric! Where'd ya get it?
Thanks Randy. I have a bar on both ends of the hammock. I was thinking of a curved bar also, or maybe after you thread the amsteel thru the channel you could hand sew the corners of the fabric to the amsteel a couple inches either side of center, that would at least pull the edges tighter? Maybe? But I think the bar provides a gentler curve. The hammock channel under the spreader bar assumes a nice shallow catenary when under a load.
The fabric is polyester I got from Wally World, I think its liner material for a suit or jacket etc.
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