Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 36 of 36
  1. #31
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    6,255
    Sometimes I splice, sometimes knot...depending on the application and my mood at the time. Sometimes I do "both", knotting and then burying the tag ends: each reinforces the other.

    If there is to be an exposed tag end, I always let it fuzz. Here's why: hard, finished ends are more tangle-prone than soft, fuzzy ones.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  2. #32
    Senior Member DemostiX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Like Lewis & Clark: Wintrin' o/t Columbia again: PDX
    Hammock
    Clark w 2QZQ mod,Tropical, NX;Nano
    Tarp
    Clark micro
    Insulation
    Major down
    Suspension
    7/64 SK75 +strap
    Posts
    2,337
    Images
    13
    Warbonnetguy uses heat-shrink on his Amsteel. I'm intrigued by the superglue suggestion. That stuff is available quite cheap,and I have myself not found the right technique to melt ends.

  3. #33
    Detail Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Incubator, Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    892
    Images
    5
    The thin CA glue penetrates the fibers the best, but a medium viscosity works also. After applying the glue, spray a bit of CA accelerant/instant cure on it. I like to do this on the ends of my tarp ridgeline so hardware (tarp flyz) can be removed/attached.

  4. #34
    Member wlaroche's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Minneapolis,MN
    Hammock
    HH Exp Deluxe / DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben Hex
    Insulation
    DIY UQ / pad
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    90
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob In AL View Post
    I used a lighter as the heat source since I don't have a hot air gun. The white didn't stay white for long despite trying to be really careful and waving it through the flame. Also, I was used pieces that were about 1/2 an inch long so there wasn't much room to write once it shrunk.
    When shrinking with a lighter put the shrink tubing in the blue part of the flame. The white / yellow part will burn the shrink tubing.

  5. #35
    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Yancey Co., NC - Home of Mt. Mitchell
    Hammock
    Too many to list
    Tarp
    Cuben with doors
    Insulation
    FlThrwr UQ+DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies + straps
    Posts
    1,805
    Images
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Detail Man View Post
    ...spray a bit of CA accelerant/instant cure on it. ...
    i.e., water. I believe CA glue is moisture cured. (cheap!)
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    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.

  6. #36
    Member Beanie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rothley, UK
    Hammock
    HH Explorer asym
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Posts
    93
    would a small bit of hot melt glue fix it?

Similar Threads

  1. Where to buy amsteel blue?
    By ehinrj01 in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-01-2013, 10:31
  2. WTB: Amsteel blue 50'
    By SteveJJ in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-13-2012, 18:27
  3. Traded: Amsteel Blue - blue
    By GvilleDave in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-18-2011, 08:03
  4. Amsteel Blue
    By newlease in forum Arrowhead Equipment (Home of Kick Ass Quilts)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-10-2010, 14:55
  5. Amsteel Blue 7/64 @ .22 / Ft
    By fin in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-11-2008, 18:03

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •