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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by domromer View Post
    Thanks for the help everyone. I really appreciate it. Tomorrow I'll get over to lowes and hopefully build myself a hammock stand. I'm really looking forward to this as I camp a lot in Florida and the state park won't allow hammocks at all...
    Au contraire, mon frere! Click here: Yes you can hang in FL state parks
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    Senior Member domromer's Avatar
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    Not at Gamble Rogers, there are no trees.

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    Senior Member samsara's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by domromer View Post
    Not at Gamble Rogers, there are no trees.
    Call the gentleman in the letter that Pips linked for you and see if you can convince him to get them to plant some 6x6 posts. Those grow everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by domromer View Post
    Im hoping someone here can help me out. Ive read the huge threads and there are so many varations on the stand that im not sure what to get. I just want to build the basic turtle to stand. Ive got a lowes down the road so thats where I'll be getting my supplies. Im looking for specifics, bolt/hinge sizes. Im not very handy so i find all the different choices a bit bewildering when i walk into a hardware store.

    Thanks,
    Dom
    Believe between Throkda, old4hats and hppyfngy that's a fairly complete materials list. There is alot of leeway in choice of hardware and lumber and when it's broken down to the basics the only difference in The Turtlelady and The Turtledog is in replacing the lashing with hinges and bolts. You may want to also check out the angled ends used by hppyfngy as they help in positioning the legs.

    old4hats, I'm a little courious about the numbers also.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    I have a question in regards to this... I am just over 300lbs, will 2x2's support my weight?

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    Member tansey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    That's a good idea, Tansey. I cut my saplings last summer and, while the bark is still attached, I can feel that it is separating and will eventually start flaking off. I'll look for replacements this winter as well. Best of luck to you and thanks for the compliments!
    You can also coat the ends, (cut-exposed} area with candle wax after they have dried a while and it should stop them from cracking on the ends, not that that usually hurts anything. make them a little longer than needed and after drying a while, cut off a couple of inches to get to clean uncracked wood before coating. this does well on hiking staffs also.
    1 coat of paraffin is more of a moisture barrier than 3 coats of epoxy

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by domromer View Post
    Not at Gamble Rogers, there are no trees.
    I work with a girl who's (supposedly) friends with one of the rangers over there. Let me talk to her and see what I can find out; they may be amenable to a compromise using some of the structures over there. She supposedly hung somewhere in the vicinity of that park once...

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    Senior Member Shotgunred's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmaiolo81 View Post
    I have a question in regards to this... I am just over 300lbs, will 2x2's support my weight?
    I had my wife and myself in mine with a combined weight of about 320 and it held with little deflection in the poles, but I wouldn't trust it for long. I would go with something more substantial, at least a 2x3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgunred View Post
    I had my wife and myself in mine with a combined weight of about 320 and it held with little deflection in the poles, but I wouldn't trust it for long. I would go with something more substantial, at least a 2x3.
    I made a fold flat stand out of 2x4s and they bow considerably, however all my weight is essentially being held by 2 2x4s with a single support...

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    Here's one materials list.

    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    I'm battling a headache that is sapping my energy for going outside and taking pics but I'll try to do a list of what I used (pretty much what olddog did for his). Here goes:
    • 6 - 8'x2"x2" cut down to about 6 feet
    • 2 - Gate hinges (I picked one that looked like the size that made sense)
    • 8 - 1/4"x2.5" bolts with nuts and washers
    • 2 - small stainless steel shackles
    • about 10' of some kind of metal pipe type stuff that has one end smaller to fit inside another piece, cut into two pieces
    • some spare rope
    • a couple of biners (these are sort of temporary until I figure out how I want to attache my hammock to the stand


    Close pics later (maybe tomorrow)

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