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    Tree straps and free standing hammock stand

    I am a dedicated DIY guy. I rarely buy anything if I think I can make it my self. So yesterdays project was a Conduit hammock stand and some tree straps. GOPR0947.jpg Sorry about the mess. Per the suggestions of other members I also ordered some Amsteel to replace my paracord suspension.

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    Sifting through the curvature that is a nice set up. I tried making one with conduit (1/2" sliding within 3/4" legs) but the cross member kept flexing too much. It was made from 2" black PVC connected to a piece of 3" black PVC and the legs fit into the PVC so carrying it was easier. Unfortunately if it does not work it does not get carried so back to the drawing board I go. Glad to see your successful project.
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    Yeah, I was worried about the cross member. I have 1/2" legs 5' long and a 10' 3/4" cross. It worked great until I cut the cross member in half. The joint isnt as stiff as I would like now. I will have to make a better connector when I get back to my shop. I only weight about 165# so a bigger person would probably want to go with 1" cross member. I might do it any way.

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