That works and I will add.
The loops on the ends need to be very tight fitting over the dowels like barely able to push them on.
It helps if you can find some delrin, steel or other rods/pins to jam in the hole with ends extending out to keep the loop from jumping over the line going out to the main suspension.
A huge help is to run one or both lines through a piece of silicone or other grippy tubing then that goes through the channel, then the hammock end will not slip around on the amsteel, IE it will stay in place and you can shift the gathering around to wherever you want it.
I found the most comfortable setup for me, with a 9'6" hammock was a 10" (hole to hole) spreader bar at the head and a 20" spreader bar at the foot.
Originally Posted by HomeMadeHiker
I was thinking of making a couple of these.
Any help on the dimensions would be much appreciated, I don't have much Amsteel left.[/QUOTE]