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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Are you referencing the method shown in my instructions, which is the Warbonnet method, or some other whipping method? It's hard to imagine the ball created with the Warbonnet method not staying put no matter how fine the fabric. That's the beauty of it. Other methods allow you to make more adjustments to the shape of the hammock but are trickier to work with.

    This message thead has gotten so long that it's not always clear if people are talking about the original instructions or other techniques. I'd like to encourage everyone to use this thread to discuss just the original instructions and slight variations to avoid confusion.
    I was referencing the original method you had posted. When viewing the video and seeing others completed hammocks I think the same thing: there's no way that could slip with the material contained the way it is by the knot. However, when I tried it with the 1.1, it was very slippery and I couldn't get it to hold well. One question that may help my issue though: Is it ok to use 7/64" Amsteel for the whipping? That's what I used on my ends.

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    nice thank you

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    Well flashbang009, you've got me stumped.

    It really shouldn't matter what type of rope or string you use to create the "knob". It's the bulk of fabric that keeps the suspension from slipping off the end, not the rope in the channel used to create the knob. You could use a thin string and it still would work. I've made 1.1 oz hammocks and the knob is still bulky enough.

    Hope you get it figured out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Well flashbang009, you've got me stumped.

    It really shouldn't matter what type of rope or string you use to create the "knob". It's the bulk of fabric that keeps the suspension from slipping off the end, not the rope in the channel used to create the knob. You could use a thin string and it still would work. I've made 1.1 oz hammocks and the knob is still bulky enough.

    Hope you get it figured out.
    I ended up taking someone's advice a few posts up and flipping the knob down before whipping around the hammock and it seems to have worked great. Haven't hung it up yet but already looks much better. I think the first step of crossing and then wrapping around the hammock body wasn't working with the material for some reason..

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    I've never tried flipping the knob down. I hope it works well for you but my concern would be that it could simply flip back up unexpectedly when the suspension line pulls on it.

    The reason the knob should work with any fabric is because the rolled hem is three layers thick while the hammock body is only one layer. So whatever the fabric, the knob is at least three times bulkier than where the suspension attaches just below it.
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    Knotty, I just have to say Bless Your Pointed Head for being so diligent and keeping up with all these threads you have so graciously started and/or contributed to.

    You are surely the man.

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    Thanks guys. I've been busy with a new job, so haven't had time to follow much of what's happening on the forum but I do try to keep up with this one.
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    Thanks Knotty. As a new to hammocking guy, I've made 2 hammocks using your method. They've been great! I appreciate all the DIY stuff this forum puts forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Booni View Post
    Thanks Knotty. As a new to hammocking guy, I've made 2 hammocks using your method. They've been great! I appreciate all the DIY stuff this forum puts forth.
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