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  1. #11
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    looks pro...

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by BER View Post
    Wow, that looks really nice. Great job!
    Quote Originally Posted by SinisterMinister View Post
    Quality work! Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you for your replies.

    Quote Originally Posted by graciious View Post
    That is a thing of beauty. I wish I had the patience to sew... Or the money to buy from the cottage retailers.

    maybe I'll get my mom into hammocks she's good with a sewing machine!
    It was definitely a trial of patience for me! My mom taught me to sew and now she can't believe all the stuff I'm making.

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbabyd View Post
    Chicky, that is one beautiful functional work of art! i am SO impressed! it's folks like you that made me buy a sewing machine - er - i mean - thread injector!
    thank you so much for sharing!
    You're welcome, thank you for your comment! It's you guys on the forums that truly impress me.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed77 View Post
    Hey Chicky do you do work on the side?
    Ron
    Do you mean, do I make gear for people on the side? I would but I find making gear is such a big time commitment for me. That, and I will be starting school this August where I'll be away from the thread injector at home. Did you have something in mind?

    But hey, I see you live in the Clemson area. I'm starting my freshman year at Clemson next month...you'll have to tell me the best places to hang/hike!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgunred View Post
    Very nice! I plan to attempt my first tarp soon. I am having trouble finding or figuring out basic pattern with cat cuts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you! For my cat cuts: I hung a string along the edge of a piece of posterboard on the wall. The posterboard was the length of my tarp edge, before the cat cuts. Then I spraypainted this, while it was hanging, and where the string was I had a nice line on the posterboard to cut along for a template. I made 2 templates:



    I used these to transfer the curve onto my big blue paper you saw in my first post. I couldn't hold the template straight while it was directly on the Sil so I had to use the paper. My original design on paper might help you out some:



    If you wanted cat curves of a similar depth per unit of length, mine were 3.25" deep (at the very middle of the curve) by 4'6" long and 4.875" deep by 6'6" long. Let me know if I made this too confusing, haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluethundra View Post
    Very nice work looks like a pro job.
    Thanks and welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Chicky, glad to see you got this post all up and organized - the tarp looks great! 15 oz is certainly plenty respectable, and it looks like that tarp is going to last you many, many hangs. Enjoy the handiwork and get out on the trail .
    Thank you for your comment. Your MacCats are the inspiration...they always struck me as bold and functional, and that's what I was going for. Although, I don't know how you can sell them at such low prices!

    Quote Originally Posted by hippofeet View Post
    That is super nice. Very professional.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wags View Post
    looks pro...
    Thanks...it would be sloppy if I wasn't such a darn perfectionist!

  3. #13
    Senior Member Shotgunred's Avatar
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    Thank you for posting! This helps me a lot and makes me feel a little better getting started. Once again the people of this forum made my projects possible. Thanks again.

  4. #14
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    Absolutely gorgeous! Well done!
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    Beautiful tarp. The work looks perfect. Wish I had the patience and know how for that kind of work.
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

    Enjoy the day
    Shane

  6. #16
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    Thanks for the big pictures. I can see all the details. I'm just learning, but this looks fun! Great work!

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    Great job! Glad to see you put up the pics.
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    +1 on all the comments above!!! Absolutely beautiful work there! And your pictures and drawing are top-shelf too. Thanks so much for inspiring and helping all of us. We're lucky to have you as a guide on a DIY project that can be a little intimidating!!
    "Pips"
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    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

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

    Surely, God never did.

  9. #19
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    Fantastic workmanship!
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Well done , that looks great!
    Good luck,
    RED

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    Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace without end to you.
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