Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Insulation
    Pad
    Posts
    91

    First DIY hammock question

    Hello!

    Thinking about making my first hammock and had question. If I sew a channel on each end could I just pass the whoopie slings through the channels and back through the non adjustable end of the loop to cinch both ends together?

    Thanks!
    Austin

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    iowa city, iowa
    Hammock
    diy double layer
    Tarp
    diy winter tarp
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    181
    That will work just fine. I converted my ENO dn to whoopie slings. Works Great.

  3. #3
    Senior Member nuttysquirrel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Forest Grove, OR
    Hammock
    diy, hk2001,bmbh
    Tarp
    diy hex or aysym
    Insulation
    diy's,jarbidge!!!!
    Suspension
    whoops, ucr, dutch
    Posts
    1,435
    Images
    42
    thats one way, works just fine. if you plan on changing the suspention use a dogbone or continous loop.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, HG T/UQ, AHE
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    8,024
    Whoopies through the end channels work well and is a common method. Three rows of stitching are typically used on the channels.

  5. #5
    Senior Member BackpackerGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Hudsonville, MI
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DL, DIY 1.9 RipStop,
    Tarp
    WB SF, WB Edge
    Insulation
    FOYLE, DIY OT 32*
    Suspension
    Straps + DutchGear
    Posts
    415
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Whoopies through the end channels work well and is a common method. Three rows of stitching are typically used on the channels.
    +1 on the three rows of stitching. That's exactly how I did it, and it works just fine. I used a continuous Amsteel with a descender ring on my hammock end, then girth hitched the Whoopie sling to the ring.
    I've gone to find myself. If I get back before I return, make sure I stay here.


    When I see lovers' names carved into a tree, I don't think it's cute. I think it's strange how so many people take knives on a date.



    Formerly known as 'Brad49426'.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Life Scout's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    ocala, florida
    Hammock
    DIY so far
    Tarp
    DIY silnylon
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Suspension
    DIY
    Posts
    296
    I've switched to a gathered bundle of material on the end. Seems more secure than relying on the stitching.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Insulation
    Pad
    Posts
    91
    Quote Originally Posted by Life Scout View Post
    I've switched to a gathered bundle of material on the end. Seems more secure than relying on the stitching.
    For the gathered end do you simple bunch it together or tie it around or is there a certain method to it?

    Do these two different methods create a different lay at all?

    I just ordered some fabric from DIY gear and some of the Gütermann Mara thread as well. Has anyone ever used this thread? What type of stitch do you put in the end channels when you are putting the triple stitches?

    Thanks!

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Insulation
    Pad
    Posts
    91
    Monitors...I thought this was posted in the DIY forum...are you able to move it? Not sure what happened..

  9. #9
    Senior Member Life Scout's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    ocala, florida
    Hammock
    DIY so far
    Tarp
    DIY silnylon
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Suspension
    DIY
    Posts
    296
    Here is a link on a simple way to do it. You do give up about 4" of hammock.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSbn...e_gdata_player

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, HG T/UQ, AHE
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    8,024
    Quote Originally Posted by lundquistas View Post
    For the gathered end do you simple bunch it together or tie it around or is there a certain method to it?

    Do these two different methods create a different lay at all?

    I just ordered some fabric from DIY gear and some of the Gütermann Mara thread as well. Has anyone ever used this thread? What type of stitch do you put in the end channels when you are putting the triple stitches?

    Thanks!
    Make the end channel and you have your choice of gathering it with the whoopie through the channel or by "bunching".

    Mara 70 is a favorite thread of many of us. Straight stitching is what you want.

Similar Threads

  1. hammock question
    By NICKBENOIT55 in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-11-2013, 20:12
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-11-2012, 15:43
  3. My first hammock and a question
    By lustreking in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-03-2011, 08:01
  4. A question about my first DIY Hammock
    By bjudah in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-24-2011, 06:59
  5. first diy hammock question
    By charley in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-16-2010, 12:15

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
  •