Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Bridgewater, NJ
    Hammock
    ENO/DIY
    Tarp
    DIY
    Insulation
    Marmot Trestles 15
    Suspension
    DIY w/ Dutch clip
    Posts
    43

    My First DIY tarp

    so, i finally have my tarp completed WITH PICTURES. it was the first real project i took on, and it came out well. i bought 8.8 yrds of Red ripstop nylon from joann's as well as 10 ft. of poly webbing, 8 D-rings, and two spools of 500 yrd thread.

    Now for the pictures...
    This is my my design...

    Threadbanging underway...

    After 4 (non-consecutive) days of sewing, this is the final product laying in the hallway of my dorm.

    This is the setup in my backyard with the door half open.

    This is another view of it with the door completely closed, (i sewed eye hooks onto .25x1" pieces of webbing to hook the door closed)

    Rolled up, the weight is so far unknown, but i wrapped it in the rope from the one side to compress it, it works well.

    ... and to stay occupied i modified an old down throw to be a UQ. i pulled .5' of the stitching out in the corners and sewed in a shock cord with a cord cinch at the opposite end as well as D-rings in ever corner to clip a rope to.


    Overall, it was a great project, now i have to clean all the red nylon dust out of the 237 and oil it up for the next project... whatever that may be...

  2. #2
    Awesome job!

    Did you get silnylon, or just the regular stuff? The Joanne's by my house never has sil.

    Our Walmart doesn't carry fabric, so no bargain bin ripstop for me, either.

    I am looking to do a MYOG tarp, soon. I think I am going to use about the same cut you did, except I am planning to curve each side in.

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Bridgewater, NJ
    Hammock
    ENO/DIY
    Tarp
    DIY
    Insulation
    Marmot Trestles 15
    Suspension
    DIY w/ Dutch clip
    Posts
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyduncan View Post
    Awesome job!

    Did you get silnylon, or just the regular stuff? The Joanne's by my house never has sil.

    Our Walmart doesn't carry fabric, so no bargain bin ripstop for me, either.

    I am looking to do a MYOG tarp, soon. I think I am going to use about the same cut you did, except I am planning to curve each side in.
    i just used regular ripstop, i think in the spring when it's warm and things dry i'll make sil-slurry for it... and the joanns by me is like that too, and for some reason walmart both by school and home, never have anything more than thin poly taffeta (which i made into a summer nest for my brother) that's a good idea about curving it in. my friend asked me to build one for him now, but he doesn't do the winter stuff, so i'm tossing around a diamond shape tarp, 11' along the ridgeline, and 10' across. i'll have to refine my sil idea by the time i make that.

  4. #4
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    15,884
    Images
    62
    Looks terrific!!!!
    Yeah ... my first DIY tarp I used ripstop and when I water tested it it leaked like a sieve!!! Well .... I was dejected but then ordered sil from Ed Speer and my second one was much quicker to do.
    I live to learn and failure comes with success and visa-versa.
    You gotta feel good!!!!!
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

  5. #5
    SmokeBait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Defiance, Missouri
    Hammock
    Warbonett BB 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream2
    Insulation
    Winter Crowsnest
    Suspension
    whoopieslings.com
    Posts
    1,532
    Nice job on the tarp! Spraying it with silicone waterproofing 'might' help. One thing is for sure, you'll really stand out in the woods

    stumo

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray022085 View Post
    i just used regular ripstop, i think in the spring when it's warm and things dry i'll make sil-slurry for it...
    You may have already seen this, but here is a thread where they discuss in great detail how to turn your uncoated ripstop into silnylon.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=2011

    The basic consensus is that there are several ways to do it and they all pretty much work.

  7. #7
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Bridgewater, NJ
    Hammock
    ENO/DIY
    Tarp
    DIY
    Insulation
    Marmot Trestles 15
    Suspension
    DIY w/ Dutch clip
    Posts
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyduncan View Post
    You may have already seen this, but here is a thread where they discuss in great detail how to turn your uncoated ripstop into silnylon.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=2011

    The basic consensus is that there are several ways to do it and they all pretty much work.
    yeah i have that one saved, but thanks! have you tried it or anything like it?

  8. #8
    sclittlefield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern woods of Maine
    Hammock
    It's a Secret.
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream
    Insulation
    Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Slings
    Posts
    1,437
    Images
    95
    Really nice looking tarp.

    I sure like the design... looks familiar.

    Once you get that bad boy all waterproofed up you'll be golden. Looks like nice work. I recommend you get a hold of some shock cord and mitten hooks - I send this with all my similarly designed tarps to clip the "wings" up when they're not needed - it forms a Hex tarp when you do that. Very versatile.
    DIY Gear Supply - Your source for DIY outdoor gear.

  9. #9
    Senior Member SmokeHouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Arkansas
    Hammock
    WB bb 1.1, Many 11' DIY
    Tarp
    DIY sil & Multicam
    Insulation
    yeti, Incubators
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    1,215
    Images
    49
    looks great, There is nothing more fun than making your own gear.

  10. #10
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    central il
    Posts
    27
    looks great
    could we(i) get a larger picture of the drawing? hoping to make mine here in the next week or so

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-31-2014, 06:59
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-17-2014, 09:27
  3. SOLD: OMW tarp, Mega Ogee tarp, BigAgnes Fly Creek UL1, Wilderness Logics bug net
    By Meriadoc in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-20-2012, 13:05
  4. SOLD: OES McCat Ultra SpinnUL Tarp, Hard Rock Winter Tarp 11'
    By Flounder in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-14-2012, 19:24
  5. FREE SHIPPING on Elephant Trunks, Tarp Keys, Tarp Crosses
    By bloomgorge in forum Other Vendors and Services
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-06-2012, 19:05

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •