nice thank you
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'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.
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.
Agree! - 3 cheers for Knotty! Hip-hip-hooray!
"Life is a Project!"
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.