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    Thunder Dome Catcut

    THUNDER DOME 10x12 CATCUT

    With the up coming spring hang on Manitou Island here in Michigan I was in need of a new larger tarp. My GF is planning on joining us and I want to do a side by side hang with her and I under one tarp. I’d seen a slick set-up that TZBrown used with his wife this past fall so I followed his lead…But first I needed a tarp large enough for the two of us and our gear.

    I decided to do a 12X10 cat cut tarp and started the quest for fabric, MAD777 had an interesting post in the fabric sub-forum about a ebay supplier. They had a WP digital camo rip stop that was 66” wide, interested I contact the supplier and placed the order. I ordered several types of fabric from them and have a fabric review thread in the fabric sub-forum for those interested.

    Back to this tarp, I had made a few cat cut tarps and really like the way they hang so this one was going to be cat cut also. Here are the basic specs for this tarp…

    144”x120” with 144” RL – Flat feld seam
    ground panel edge is 84” with 6” cat cut
    remaining four sides had 4” cat cut
    all primary corner pull-outs reinforced with one additional layer of fabric
    fully edged with 7/8” grosgrain ($6 for 50yds here http://www.bbcrafts.com/Grosgrain+Ri...olor/110~.html)
    6 primary pull-outs located at traditional corners (7/8” grosgrain w/ 3/4" D-Rings from OWF)
    6 secondary pull-outs located at way point on all edges (3/8” grosgrain w/ 1/2" D-Rings from OWF)
    weight with stuff sack 914 grams 2# 1oz not bad considering the size…

    The secondary pull-outs are not attached with reinforcement panels, I "TRAPPED" them with the grosgrain, stitched in place prior to installing grosgrain with pull-out pointing to interior of tarp. I plan on using these in heavy weather and for alternate set-ups...

    Here are the construction pics as well as finished product…

    Drum roll please…


    CLOSE-UP OF FABRIC


    CAT CUT TEMPLATE


    ONE FULL PANEL CUT


    SECONDARY PULL-OUT PINNED IN PLACE


    SECONDARY PULL-OUT SEWING


    SECONDARY PULL-OUT ATTACHED AND TRIMMED


    TYPICAL CORNER PULL-OUT REINFORCEMENT


    TYPICAL RIDGE PULL-OUT REINFORCEMENT


    TYPICAL CORNER PULL-OUT TRIMMED


    RIDGE PULL-OUT IN PLACE


    FINISHED AND HUNG OUT TO DRY….


    THIS THING IS HUGE…I THINK I SHALL CALL IT THE THUNDER DOME...


    AND THE FRONT PORCH…NICE FOR A COLD FROSTY BEVERAGE ON A SUMMER AFTERNOON...
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    Very nice!

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    Thumbs up

    Great job! Nice attention to detail. Love it!

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    That is truly impressive.
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    That is truly impressive.
    That's what she said.... Thanks everyone it was a lot of hard work but I'm very pleased with the end result...FYI, setup in pics is with no ridgeline... Hangs GREAT!!!!
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    I like it. I also like the name.
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    I'm planning to make one of these to go over my digi camo hammock. Nice work!
    Fulfillment is living a life that makes the lives of others worth living.
    DIY is addicting and fulfilling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I like it. I also like the name.
    +1 on the name. (I actually thought I was going to see a "Mad Max" sequel when I first clicked on to this thread. )

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    Looks awesome! Thanks for the GG link too. That is really cheap.

    Fronkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Looks awesome! Thanks for the GG link too. That is really cheap.

    Fronkey
    I got tired of buying it 6 yds at a time for almost $4 at joann.... I ordered three rolls, think I'm all set for awhile...
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