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    Since all of these brackets have nothing to do with the turtledog design, I suggest you start a separate thread about them so as not to hijack this thread.

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    Wow!!!

    These brackets seem very strong but I can't help but think "why?"

    The tds is a simple solution to the problem, why make it complicated?

    I'm not great with woodwork, but following the instructions I made mine in an hour using mainly leftovers...........attached my hammock, and slept in it for 2 months with no problems at all!!!

    I live close to Stonehenge, and I'm sure I've seen these brackets holding up the stones..........

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    My Attempt at the TDS

    Alright, here is my attempt at the Turtledog/Turtlelady stand. Rather than lash the top or attach hinges at the top of the tripods, I decided to drill some holes and splice a piece of yellow poly rope through the holes. It didn't come out as clean as I would like, but I'm happy with the first attempt. I'll probably do some more stuff to dial it in as I go along.
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    - We're never going to survive this!!
    - Nonsense. You only say that because no one ever has.

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    That third photo says it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    That third photo says it all.
    Yes, yes it does. As soon as I got out of the hammock, that little guy wasted no time in jumping right into it himself. Even after I took him out so I could take down the hammock, he kept jumping back in as I was undoing the suspension.
    - We're never going to survive this!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankosl View Post
    Wow!!!

    These brackets seem very strong but I can't help but think "why?"

    The tds is a simple solution to the problem, why make it complicated?
    My thoughts exactly, sort of a solution looking for a problem. BUT... I really do like it as an option for a back yard permanent hammock stand if you don't have the trees you need. Simple and very sturdy and you can have it up and ready to roll in no time. But that is another thread (not this one) and also not something that I need

    Quote Originally Posted by Short White Guy View Post
    Alright, here is my attempt at the Turtledog/Turtlelady stand. Rather than lash the top or attach hinges at the top of the tripods, I decided to drill some holes and splice a piece of yellow poly rope through the holes. It didn't come out as clean as I would like, but I'm happy with the first attempt. I'll probably do some more stuff to dial it in as I go along.
    That REALLY short white guy in the third pic really does say it all.

    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skree View Post

    How exactly is that secured?
    Here is my post about it but the one that I am using now I needed even more elevation for my bignormous brazilian tablecloth hammock so when I pulled the legs together to get the added elevation the pair of legs came apart at the top and now the pole rests snugly between the top portions of the pair of legs and most of the weight is on the top of the single leg (and then transferred to the hinge which then sends it back out to the pair of legs too). It's probably less than optimal but it is overbuilt with 2x4's for the single leg and 2x3's for the pair so it works fine. It's solid as a rock.

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    I finally got around to building my first TurtleDog stand for a church-wide camp out that won't have any available trees! I knew assembly wouldn't be so bad, but had no idea it'd be this easy. That, and the sturdiness of the design once in the hammock is astounding!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Short White Guy View Post
    Alright, here is my attempt at the Turtledog/Turtlelady stand. Rather than lash the top or attach hinges at the top of the tripods, I decided to drill some holes and splice a piece of yellow poly rope through the holes. It didn't come out as clean as I would like, but I'm happy with the first attempt. I'll probably do some more stuff to dial it in as I go along.

    Koodoos to you! I love how the TDS has evolved since the Turtle Dog Lady turned on the first light bulb. I have 3 as of now made with a hinge, and not a heavy gate hinge, but I have to try this. I have rope removed from 3 Hennessy Hammocks and now I can put it to good use. Thanks Short White Man. I do like that 3rd picture. Made my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtemplarx View Post
    I finally got around to building my first TurtleDog stand for a church-wide camp out that won't have any available trees! I knew assembly wouldn't be so bad, but had no idea it'd be this easy. That, and the sturdiness of the design once in the hammock is astounding!



    Looks very much like the 3 I have made. Very simple and does the job. Good example of the KISS system.

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