When all else fails go to walmart buy a 20-40 dollar drill save your reciept. Put a phillips bit in it to so you can screw the stuff together and when your done bring it back tell wm it didn't work right and your going to home depot to get a good brand, LoL! Personally I wouldn't use nails there's a lot of leverage in certain places and nails tend to pull out under leverage.
Try this. Hey dad, I'm thinking about making a hammock stand. If you were going to build one out of wood that can be easily transported,stong,etc.. what would it look like? Then let him pay for and build it! That ought to be one sweet,custom built hammock stand!! Proud son,proud father,happy hanger ! Just post some pics of it. Just a thought....
Hammock hanging and fly fishing;it just doesn't get any better!
Heh, thanks guys.. he's my dad and I do love him but he's a real arrogant, self-centered, and bitter and angry old man. I really think Viet-Nam messed him up bad. I've learned to not ask his help any more on projects, I've been waiting three months on a simple shelf unit for my desk. It's a shame because he's a very talented machinist and wood worker. But, again, he is my dad and I do love him even when it is difficult to do so.
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Yeah, I've had HD and Lowes do cuts for me in the past but they never measure properly and their cuts stink.
They stopped cutting 4x4s at Lowes and Home Depot sometime in the last 6 months. They cut mine for me when I built it, but when building one for my Mom over Thanksgiving they told me they were no longer allowed to cut 4x4s. Ain't worker's comp insurance grand?
Double up two 2x4s; should work just as well.