Just finished my version and love the lay! Do have some changes to make. Started with 3/4"x 10" dowels with grooves 1" in from the ends. Sewed channels in my fulltimer and ran 7/64 amsteel thru the channels, clove hitched the amsteel in the grooves, joined the amsteel and finished with a whoopie. Found that 4"or 6" between the grooves will be enough and my amsteel with whoopies is too long for my house stand. The change in the lay makes this worth while.
Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.