I'm going to build the Amsteel Hammock Stand located here: Amsteel Supported Hammock Stand with my professional quality graphic below:
I'm thinking about how I'm going to anchor my pipe between the base 2x6's. I want the pipes to be free to rotate. I'm thinking of using this as an anchor:
I'd put a carriage bolt through one 2x6, through the hole in the above End Cap and then through the other 2x6. I think the weight and force of the system will keep the post in the End Cap and not allow it to come out. My only question is if this will take the stress. I'd hate to be in the hammock and this crack or worse.
What think ye?