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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Just found myself a new project for this weekend. Thanks for posting this.

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    Have fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Well done, Knotty! You just allowed me to scratch one item off my "potential projects" list. I like the way you're attaching the bungees to the hammock. I've hand-sewn bungees in similar applications (i. e. - bungee in a tube of fabric), and it's a pain pushing a needle through the elastic core - tough stuff.

    We can take the photos to prove it works at MAHHA. Of course, I mean pictures of someone lying in the hammock with the side taut and then sitting in it with the side stretched.
    I had tried machine sewing bungee with no success. I'll try to post a video soon.


    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    When I read your description, before seeing the pictures, I had a thought. Make the hammock body in three pieces, like an ENO Doublenest(wide center with a narrow strip on each side), but make the side pieces out of a stretchy fabric.

    If you sewed them together with the stretchy fabric extended, the hammock would gather on the sides until it was loaded, then it could give, and the stretch would keep the sides tight.

    I'm not sure I explained that very well...


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    I get it and think it would work. This was just easier and existing hammocks could be modded.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    looks good!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by bloomgorge View Post
    very nice idea Knotty,..

    the section where you added the shock cord looks like it only runs the length from your shoulders to your thigh, is this correct? does the shock cord add any pressure to your sides?
    The distance btw tabs is 2' and it's down by my feet. You could probably locate it anywhere but I didn't want it by my face. And at mid hammock you'd sit on it getting in and out.
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    Good Job Knotty!

    I did the same thing to my original Skookum Stealth rig last spring 2010. I liked the results.

    This is with the top cover on and sides pulled out. You can see the yellow bungee coming from my whipping.

    Last edited by Skookum; 03-07-2011 at 11:36.

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    Skookum, is your bungee running the full length of the side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post

    If you sewed them together with the stretchy fabric extended, the hammock would gather on the sides until it was loaded, then it could give, and the stretch would keep the sides tight.

    I'm not sure I explained that very well...


    Jerry
    That's how you would sew elastic into the waist band of a garment. Clamp the fabric and elastic into the TI foot, pull on the elastic and keep axconsistent pressure on it as you sew the pieces together.

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    Here's a variation on this idea, addressing the lack of stretch in cuben (CTF3) hammocks.

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    Knotty,
    Nice belly button on your bubble person model!
    Jay

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    Senior Member Knotty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Here's a variation on this idea, addressing the lack of stretch in cuben (CTF3) hammocks.
    Thinking outside the box as always, aren't you WV?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    Knotty,
    Nice belly button on your bubble person model!
    Jay
    Borrowed him from my post about hanging foot high or flat. Apparently the belly button is about the center of gravity for a man.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...6&postcount=39
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Thinking outside the box as always, aren't you WV?
    A habit I picked up keeping bad company (Dutch, Griz, Mac, Gnome, JustJeff, Gargoyle, Knotty ... the list goes on.)

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    Why burn a hole in the hem? Could you sew some web or rip-stop tabs to the hem and run the cord through those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    A habit I picked up keeping bad company (Dutch, Griz, Mac, Gnome, JustJeff, Gargoyle, Knotty ... the list goes on.)
    Pointing blame at others, ehh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoreborn View Post
    Why burn a hole in the hem? Could you sew some web or rip-stop tabs to the hem and run the cord through those?
    Couldn't you do a buttonhole? Knowing the location and your hem width, I'd think it could be done prior to rolling the hem. But burning it works. just saying.....

    Knotty I'm waiting on pictures of the hammock occupodo?...(tapping foot impatiently)
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