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    Senior Member hikelite's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krissa View Post
    That's what I figured. I told the hubby he needs to move the house supports a bit.
    LOL and how did that go?


    I saw these threads when I was looking up why I couldn't just put some eye bolts into wall studs:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=25783
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=10084
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=20633

    fyi, I did end up putting eye bolts into the wall studs :P
    Life is hard? Compared to what?

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    Would a hybrid hammock sock using some breathable fabric allow for enough ventilation. Im thinking maybe somehow working in a 1' strip the length of the top of the sock. Just curious if it would work. Could look like a racing stripe or be done in the same color making it almost invisible. Would this idea defeat the purpose of the sock?
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    I was thinking about adding a little 'window' in the tarp that could be opened. Just bouncing a few ideas around in my head right now. Our backpacking tent would get quite a bit of condensation on the inside of the rain-fly and to combat that we normally would leave it open a crack.

    At such a low price I just couldn't pass it up, even if I just use it for an underlayer or a gear hammock.
    As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do. ~Ernest Hemmingway

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    My husband had some stupid reason like the house falling down if he moved the basement supports - I just think he was being lazy

    Since I think my rope and webbing will show up soon, and it's snowing like crazy here I started working on my first hammock. I decided to make my husband's first that way I could test it out and decide if I want mine shorter.

    I am following the DIY directions for the HH clone by headchange4u. The only difference is I am making mine double layer. I cut my material, put the good sides together and did some sewing. I did two lines of stitching for everything. I left 24 inches open on each side which is hemmed to slip a sleeping mat in between the layers.

    I turned the hammock right side out and sewed 5/8 of an inch around the border to make it look cleaner and to reinforce the edges, still leaving the sleeping mat 'portals' open.

    The last thing I did today was make the end channel so I can add a zippered bug net. I went ahead and reinforced it with webbing now since headchange4u mentioned that he had to reinforce it later on in the project.

    I took some pictures that I will upload later today - now I'm just waiting for my rope so I can do the whipping. I wish it wasn't snowing out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krissa View Post
    My husband had some stupid reason like the house falling down if he moved the basement supports - I just think he was being lazy
    If the house falls, you'll have your hammocks to dwell in! stretchy optimism I know....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krissa View Post
    My husband had some stupid reason like the house falling down if he moved the basement supports - I just think he was being lazy
    I gotta give him credit, that's one of the better excuses I've heard. I wonder if I can use that the next time my wife asks me to do something...

    Her: Honey, can you paint the office?
    Me: Sorry, the house might fall down!

    It might work!
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    Progress So Far

    Here is the progress I have made on my first HH clone. As you can see, it is difficult to work in my house without an animal laying on your workspace.

    I also included a pic of the 'thread injector' I am using. I picked my Juki because it is a bit more heavy duty than my Singer machine.





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    As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do. ~Ernest Hemmingway

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    I see you get the same "help" as I do around the house. Gotta love the curiosity of our pets!

    BTW - looks like your project is coming along nicely! Love the old/new style camo!

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    Awww... such adorable helpers!
    Can you imagine if they had thumbs? Think of what they'd get into. Yikes!

    Looks like a fantastic start!! Thanks for posting all the pics! Fabulous!!

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