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    Box of fun

    So a couple of boxes of goodies arrived Saturday. DIY hammock parts for the family. I am itching to get started but with kid's dance recitals and drama practice tomorrow it will have to wait.

    Hope the thread injector is up to the task!

    Last edited by octothorpesarus; 06-01-2013 at 23:45.

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    Looks like a great time ahead! Looking forward to seeing all the finished goodies!
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    Box of fun

    Where'd you get all the materials. It looks like a couple of taffeta hammocks with some bright colored straps.
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    Ohhhhh - nice goodie box. Looks like theres some fun coming up soon!
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    Box of fun

    I think I will build my son a hammock. And would like to make myself a down pillow. Looks like fun and rewarding knowing you made it.
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    I really like the colors you have picked out. Looking forward to some pictures of these hammocks setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthauk View Post
    Where'd you get all the materials. It looks like a couple of taffeta hammocks with some bright colored straps.
    Sourced the materials from different places. The taffeta came from tableclothsfactory.com, the Lash It! and Dyneema from Redden Marine and the webbing from strapworks.com. Everything for four basic hammocks under easily $99 shipped. That's pretty amazing. I tried to steer the kids towards more earthy tones but they were not going to hear another word of it.

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    Looks as if you have a lot of fun to do, at least try not to let it become work, that defeats the purpose. Do try to put up pictures as it happens, we all like to look over your shoulder.

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    Very cool, looking forward to see pics of them all hung when finished!
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    Some things I learned along the way:

    ) The knowledge on hammockforums is indispensable!
    ) Clean your thread injector prior to sewing.
    ) It's easier to sew straight end channels if you iron them after pinning, before sewing.
    ) Use double sided tape to hold the tree webbing in place while sewing.
    ) The heavy duty plastic coated twist ties work great for fishing Dyneema and Lash It!.
    ) 2.2mm Lash It would have probably been easier to work with than 1.75mm.
    ) Bug nets are next!

    The results are in!



    My oldest helping measure end channels for pinning.



    The last end channel of the last hammock!



    "Helper".



    The final products.



    Product testing



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    Last edited by octothorpesarus; 06-10-2013 at 14:13. Reason: spelling, again!

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