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  1. #331
    olddog's Avatar
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    Thanks for all the comments everyone. I've already seen 1 modification I'll make on the next one. That is to extend the legs above the hinge enough and angle them to where when they are opened they will butt against each other. As it isnow the side legs only touch at the corners and the rear leg dosen't touch the others at all.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  2. #332
    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    I've been a full timer now for a few months and over the Labor Day weekend slept in a hotel bed. Not a good weekend for me or my wife. We have two granddaughters, one in VA, one in GA so Turtlelady's stand was in my plans for travel. Recently my wife decided she would like to try a hammock and ask if she could use mine. It's hard to tell your wife of 38 years no, but I did! The TLS got put on the front burner. I was giving her my old stand & hammock and building the TLS for myself. 2"x2"x6' fir was chosen as leg material since this will be a fulltime and travel stand. While contemplating a joining method that would allow ease of setup and storage for travel I ran across these hinges. The rest of the stand followed Turtlelady's design and incorporated many of the design tweeks of the many others who have built this stand. Many thanks to the Turtlelady and to others who advanced this design. Peace and good sleep shall reign in this house!
    Wow...

    This thread has officially become a classic. Too bad I can't quote your attached pics.

    Great job, tho!! Looks pretty tough to beat.

  3. #333
    a fellow member asked me to bring bamboo for a stand? i had to look this up as i never saw it before. very cool. i would of thought the bamboo would need to be thicker, but what do i know. i got to build one of these. got lots of bamboo (any Joisey guys want any) now i found this LOL


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  4. #334
    Senior Member Gary_R's Avatar
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    What about swapping out the Bamboo for Rattan?
    Same look, But its solid, Its not expensive.
    I would think its stronger too.
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    Sounds interesting. I don't know anything about rattan except for seeing rattan furniture. Where can we find rattan?

  6. #336
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    I built mine this weekend and tried it out. This is awesome. No more lugging a tent just in case
    has anyone thought of hanging a chair of some sort under one of the stands?

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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighlandHorde View Post
    has anyone thought of hanging a chair of some sort under one of the stands?
    Yep. It's called a Bushcraft chair: DSC_0138.jpg Here's one from our own HF Gallery: IMG_0284.jpg

    Glad you're diggin' your TL stand!
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    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

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    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

  8. #338
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    Yep. It's called a Bushcraft chair: DSC_0138.jpg Here's one from our own HF Gallery: IMG_0284.jpg

    Glad you're diggin' your TL stand!
    sweet. I may have to make that mod before the weekend

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    Member ohiohiker's Avatar
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    I built my stand last night and will post pictures tomorrow. To help with the lashing slipping I used friction tape. I use this when putting wraps on hiking sticks to keep them from moving around and so far it works well. I found some bamboo in my building that had been left by the previous owner. I have lived here for 15 years so I know it is older than that. The bamboo had a few cracks in it but seemed sound. I test each tripod after lashing with my full weight with no problems. I laid in my hammock for about an hour last night in the family room watching TV using this stand. Very happy with the design. Thanks Turtlelady and others for design and variations.

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    Turtlelady, (or somebody else), have you ever tested your stand with the Eureka! Chrysalis hammock tent ? I thought I read somewhere you had one. And I'm curious if it would work.
    I've been having issues with my tarp over the hammock (too cold outside, moisture, annoying to get in and out because of the legs of the stand,... ) and was thinking I could fix the whole thing by just getting one of those. They're on discount here right now, that's why I ask. Again, no pictures of my last campout, sorry, I know I promised, but I was too cold, tired & busy to be bothered taking pics (following classes).

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