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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Was able to get some time to try a set of these this weekend with amsteel. Has some difficulties at the start with the given numbers since amsteel is much thicker and simply seems to take more room with its looser weave. The long piece was simple and easy enough. the short end was more difficult. Started with 24" to accomodate for a longer bury but that left me with no tail to backsplice let alone prussik. Made some continuous loops (not sure for what yet) and moved to 30" for each short piece. 2" eyes and 5" eye bury with an 8.5" for the main bury. Left me room to prussik and backsplice. Haven't used them yet and time will tell if I prefer but it was a great tutorial and fun to follow. Thanks again.

    Will be trying soon enough once I get my hands on some dynaglide.
    If you add it up, 4" for the fixed eye with a 5" bury = 14"
    Add 7" for the constrictor, that's 21"
    Now just need a tail for the prusik and backsplice, so 30" would be perfect.

    Dynaglide,
    4" fixed eye with a 4" bury = 12"
    5" constrictor bring it to 17"
    Add a few inches for the tail, so about 2' of cord.

    That sounds about right

    (I edited it into the original post)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    If you add it up, 4" for the fixed eye with a 5" bury = 14"
    Add 7" for the constrictor, that's 21"
    Now just need a tail for the prusik and backsplice, so 30" would be perfect.

    Dynaglide,
    4" fixed eye with a 4" bury = 12"
    5" constrictor bring it to 17"
    Add a few inches for the tail, so about 2' of cord.

    That sounds about right

    (I edited it into the original post)
    fallkniven - you most likely did and in my glee to put one together made one of the main DIY addiction mistakes - not plan and read everything thoroughly!!

    I wasn't jammed but simply forced to stop and actually do the two things I should have done to start. Now its dynaglides time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    fallkniven - you most likely did and in my glee to put one together made one of the main DIY addiction mistakes - not plan and read everything thoroughly!!

    I wasn't jammed but simply forced to stop and actually do the two things I should have done to start. Now its dynaglides time!
    Ha, yeah, I wasn't thinking. It was early still. I had done this real quick when I saw someone asking for one. I figured I'd give it a try. After I saw your post, I realized I probably should have been more specific on that. Happy I was able to help.

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    First, awesome tutorial. Unfortunately, I'm mucking it up somewhere along the line. Using dynaglide the same exact way (picture for picture I might add I can't seem to get the UCR to stay. It just wouldn't constrict at all even with the prusik tied on the end of the short line. The first time I tested ::gently:: right on the hammock. Once I untangled myself from the ground, I tried another one just in case I made it wrong. Having enough wits this time , I stuck with a pull test to check #2. ...once I untangled myself from the ground again I read and reread everything.

    Double check me.....
    whoopie hook on a 4" bury then the 5" bury on the short string followed by the prusik.
    The longer piece just has the toggle eye on one end through the bury and backsplice.

    Right? Right??
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    how about some picturs Wanderlust78? may help get a better feel for the construction.
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    Okay. Pics so that it happened. :-). Long day. That would have been the smart place to start had my mind been functioning in more than 1 cylinder.


    First picture Here is the basic setup. The tail after the Prusik knot hasn't been trimmed down yet due to a sudden complete lack of faith in my ability. :-D

    Second picture if a close up of the knot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    Now you'll want to bury the long piece into the short one, starting at the unfinished end.
    What is the splicing tool your using? Is it wire of some type?

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    It seems to be all looking right. Fallkniven will have the best idea. Silly question but are you milking the bury tight once you've hung the hammock and before you've gone into it?
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    Yarn darning needle. They came in a 2 sized 4 pack from Wally World.

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    Yep. I'm milking the bury tight. I'm tightening the knot itself to make sure that it is actually keeping the bury constricted. Everything short of holy water and a locking stitch.
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