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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    so a half hour to cut 1 piece?
    The actually cutting doesn't take long. The prep takes a little time.
    But it would be a SHEET, and it would cut out as many pieces as we could place on a sheet. The more pieces, the longer the cutting time.
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    I took my hh in to work last night and set it up using the anchors. It was the same two that was in the pictures. The set up was a snap. These things are the bomb. There was no slippage at all on the stock spectra. I'm going to make some more with the offset stem only a little bigger hooks. The one I made was a little short on th nonload bearing side. I recommend the longer stem than what the cad file shows. It really adds stability, but if it works for you, HYOH (hook your own hook). You just need about 1 inch from the top of the hole to the bottom of the crotch of the hook. Anybody that shows up at a campout with rings, buckles, and strapping should be laughed right into a tent. That stuff is so last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Anybody that shows up at a campout with rings, buckles, and strapping should be laughed right into a tent. That stuff is so last week.
    I'm confused then about the way ya'll are using the suspension system here. Are you using straps/tree huggers at all on the trees?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Anybody that shows up at a campout with rings, buckles, and strapping should be laughed right into a tent. That stuff is so last week.
    LOL Dutch.......
    I started to work on the cad piece last night but I need to get a vice. It was just too hard to fiddle with. I still have quite a bit of material to get rid of but the piece right now weighs 15g. It's easily gonna be half that if not more.
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    Scott,

    If you have a sturdy table or bench then you can use a clamp to hold the piece while you work on it.

    With small pieces the other thing that you can do when you want to do finer finishing is clamp the tool (like a file) and move the work piece instead. Its easier to see what you're doing then since the file isn't hiding the cut.

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    Ok then, fine. I'll just go with the flow. I thought it might be good to get an update on what the entire suspension system might look like, especially considering Dutch's last comment (that this suspension system is so radical that everything else pales in comparison...).

    The last "big picture" picture was quite a few iterations ago. And yes, I did just go back and read this entire thread. Apparently, you are still talking about using a bit of strap/hugger for the trees, but rope or line everywhere else...?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Ok then, fine. I'll just go with the flow. I thought it might be good to get an update on what the entire suspension system might look like, especially considering Dutch's last comment (that this suspension system is so radical that everything else pales in comparison...).

    The last "big picture" picture was quite a few iterations ago. And yes, I did just go back and read this entire thread. Apparently, you are still talking about using a bit of strap/hugger for the trees, but rope or line everywhere else...?
    Yep, still a hugger. You could minimize the size of the hugger to whatever the largest tree you think you'll use. With two loops on the hugger, you can lark's head one through the other around the tree. The free end will have some light rope attached (I think 1/8" spyderline or vectrus 12 seem to be popular). The hook can be either at the hammock or at the hugger.
    For the 'current' model of the bridge hammock, I'd have it where the two suspension lines meet (instead of a ring or a cinch buckle). Then I would have a line going to the hugger. To adjust, pull line through hook/anchor/thingie and use wrap to tighten.
    This should save quite a bit of weight in two places, webbing and ring/buckle without giving up the ease and flexibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapt View Post
    Scott,

    If you have a sturdy table or bench then you can use a clamp to hold the piece while you work on it.

    With small pieces the other thing that you can do when you want to do finer finishing is clamp the tool (like a file) and move the work piece instead. Its easier to see what you're doing then since the file isn't hiding the cut.
    I tried a few things and my clamp didn't want to cooperate. I think I might buy one of those tungsten tips for my dremel. If I can get close I have a grinding wheel that can bring it to the finished shape (except the two inner channel areas).
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