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    Polyester can make a perfectly suitable hammock. Many commercial builders use polyester fabric. As for a blend between nylon and polyester... I can't think of a problem in terms of the fabric content. I don;t know what its handling characteristics would be. But if it were readily available and cheap enuf I would certainly try it out on a DIY basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    You did a heck of a job. I thought it was a HH before carefully reading the list of your gear in your trip report.
    Thanks, hc4u. I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. I found the trick to getting the flat-felled seams to look good is ironing them first to set the crease. After that, it's easy. I'll be doing that a lot on my future projects.

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    Schneiderlein,
    Nice job on the hammock.
    I am currently in the middle of making one on HC4U instructions.. and I was also contemplating on putting a triangle piece at each end of the zipper/ mesh.
    Again nice job... I hope mine turns out just as nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOB1520 View Post
    Schneiderlein,
    Nice job on the hammock.
    I am currently in the middle of making one on HC4U instructions.. and I was also contemplating on putting a triangle piece at each end of the zipper/ mesh.
    Again nice job... I hope mine turns out just as nice.
    I think the triangle piece makes things easier with the zipper, because you avoid the sharp point where the bug net terminates. If you'd like to use a little Dyneema patch, pm me your address and I'll send you some.

    Good luck with the hammock, and do post pictures when you're done!

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    Anyone ever try one of these wider than 60"? Seems like fabric that wide is hard to come by and you'd need a flat-feld seam, on each side to add a few inches. Other than being a bunch of screwing around does anyone see an issue with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schneiderlein View Post
    I think the triangle piece makes things easier with the zipper, because you avoid the sharp point where the bug net terminates. If you'd like to use a little Dyneema patch, pm me your address and I'll send you some.

    Good luck with the hammock, and do post pictures when you're done!

    Thanks, I would appreciate that. PM on it's way.

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    Jason in this post is the 8" section you sewed against the carpet? This is how I understand it to be just wanted to make sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjenn View Post
    Jason in this post is the 8" section you sewed against the carpet? This is how I understand it to be just wanted to make sure.
    Yes, it goes against the carpet. When doing the roll whip you will have the bottom of the hammock facing.
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    Schneiderlein would not be happy with the quality, but this is the beginning of my first DIY Hammock.
    I haven't gotten the ridgeline figured out yet. Needs to be tighter I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ricegravy View Post
    Schneiderlein would not be happy with the quality, but this is the beginning of my first DIY Hammock.
    I haven't gotten the ridgeline figured out yet. Needs to be tighter I think.
    Good job, ricegravy! Looks a lot better than that alcohol stove of yours

    You may have to lower the supports a bit to get the ridgeline tight. Do you plan to put a bugnet on it?

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