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    My DIY Gathered End Hammock

    Well I finally finished them. First attempt at this and I am sure it won't measure up to what you guys have made. The double feels very strong I must say. I am going to add shock cord tie outs to both sides. Any advise is welcome. Thanks all!
    David

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    Congrats man! Just finshed 3 myself (knotty inspired) fir some friends!
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    They look like you've been doing this forever!
    I've made a few hammocks and learned something new with each one. Not done yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SC_Dave View Post
    Well I finally finished them. First attempt at this and I am sure it won't measure up to what you guys have made. The double feels very strong I must say. I am going to add shock cord tie outs to both sides. Any advise is welcome. Thanks all!
    David

    http://youtu.be/06s6qLw23LM
    You underestimate what we put together to test things. ;-)

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    That looked like nice work. I hope you enjoy them.

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    Nicely done. Like the color and the craftsmanship.
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    Sweet...good to see the very nice end results. You did a great job on all of it.

    Did you leave an opening in the side of the double to slip a pad in (if you wanted to)?

    The side hems don't take much stress. A single row of stitching will do the job and save you some time on the next one...................................yes, there will be a next one.

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    Thanks folks, you're very kind.

    Knotty, I reffered to your stills and vid often during the making. I appreciate it!
    All my morning aches and pains went away when I discovered hammock camping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Sweet...good to see the very nice end results. You did a great job on all of it.

    Did you leave an opening in the side of the double to slip a pad in (if you wanted to)?

    The side hems don't take much stress. A single row of stitching will do the job and save you some time on the next one...................................yes, there will be a next one.
    Thanks my friend! I did not leave an opening between the layers, thinking that I have an underquilt but I don't know if that is valid thinking or not..... Not enough experience yet.

    Thanks for the advice, I thought there would be much more stress on the side hems, now I see there is not so lesson learned.

    You are right! I have already said, "on the next one I will _______"
    David
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    Good job and thanks for sharing the video with us!!!

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