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    Hound Dog Hammock Gear hk2001's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailH4x View Post
    A) Pull one bolt from each end and swing outriggers parallel.
    **C) Remove the outriggers completely and carry a couple 12" heavy duty
    stakes. Plant them immediately outside hammock, then run one
    continuous length of 550 cord from one syspension eye bolt, around
    one of the heavy duty stakes, through the other suspension eye bolt,
    around the other heavy duty stake, then cinched tight back through
    the 1st eye bolt with a trucker's hitch.
    You Have any Pics of this? I *THINK* get it.. I'm getting a PHS for father's day (correction, I'm getting the materials, I get to build it).

    For Option 2, your talking about
    These?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk2001 View Post
    For Option 2, your talking about
    These?
    Yup, those would be T-Nuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hk2001 View Post
    You Have any Pics of this? [/URL]
    1st pic in first post shows line support routing.
    H4x
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  4. #154
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    Built this stand and tried it out last night with a Clark NX-250. It's a really nice stand and a very clever folding design. Looks good too with a coat of Thompson's Water Seal on pressure-treat lumber.

    I'd like to suggest that anyone with an NX-250 (or perhaps other long hammock) consider making the uprights a foot or so longer. I found that to get the appropriate sag, the hammock when loaded hung a bit too close to the upright supports and the bottom, and if I didn't move gingerly my back would contact the supports. Using a structural ridge-line to work around this wasn't practicable with the NX-250, because the hoops necessitate fixing it higher on the hammock suspension than the stand would allow. I'm going to make two new/longer uprights when I get a chance, and will post back with findings.

    As an aside, in case it's not obvious -- and it wasn't to me, until I set it up -- the tarp necessarily rides quite close to the hammock on this stand (actually rubs against the NX-250 hoops when the hammock is unloaded). I'm going to see about possibly MacGyver-ing "removable vertical extensions" to raise the tarp ceiling.

    Thanks very much for sharing all the time and effort you clearly put into designing this stand.
    Sine ira et studio.

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    2x4 PHS (Portable Hammock Stand)

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    This is outstanding - question - could this be made with longer Ground Outriggers for use inside a house or on a screened in porch? Would it be stable enough for indoor use with longer Ground Outriggers is my question.

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    Not a problem. I have one set up in my basement next to the thread injector room. Makes it nice for trying out changes as well as resting the eyes after long sessions. Also use one on our deck.

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    2x4 PHS (Portable Hammock Stand) Calculations

    Regarding the outriggers, the original design feels very stable to me, and I suppose one would really need to be rocking pretty aggressively to cause the stand to tip over. But if your space allows, I guess it's better to err on the side of the angels and make the outriggers wider if you prefer.

    Again, I'll be retrofitting my stand with new/longer uprights this weekend, to (hopefully) better accommodate my NX-250.

    The design as posted (or at least as mine ended up) affords connection points 4'10" high, and 12'7" apart. I'd like to shoot for the 6'0" high, and 15'0" apart (the "optimal zone" being about 6' high and 12-15' apart, structural ridgelines notwithstanding).

    Not wanting to retool any other parts of the stand as-built, I found a handy "trapezoid calculator" online to help with the math for the new uprights... http://www.1728.org/quadtrap.htm. My "Short Base" (bottom) is 72" long as designed. I want my "Long Base" (top connection points) to be 180" apart. So a little noodling with the two side measurements (which should be equal) dialed me in at a 90" upright length for a 72" height -- and a 53-degree angle which is close to the original design's 50. Bingo... new 7'6" uprights on tap for this weekend.

    Again, I hope to have an opportunity to try it out this weekend and will post back findings as regards both better accommodating the NX-250 specifically, and on stability with the added height in general.
    Sine ira et studio.

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    I will be building one of these this weekend for Father's day. Pics when done!

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    Re: 2x4 PHS (Portable Hammock Stand)

    You can really increase the stability on this stand by putting blocks on the bottom outside of the legs. This eliminates he bowing/rocking chair effect....

    I just used scrap 2x4 pieces.
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