Page 9 of 10 FirstFirst ... 78910 LastLast
Results 81 to 90 of 93
  1. #81
    Just another hanger attroll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denmark, Maine
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    MacCat Ultra Spinn
    Insulation
    Warbonnet Lynx
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    2,059
    Images
    43
    If it is deflecting that much putting a 4x4 in the center may make it wobbly (I would think).

  2. #82
    Senior Member Harpo63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lancaster County, PA
    Hammock
    WBBB DBL 1.7
    Tarp
    MacCat Deluxe
    Insulation
    KAQ,WB,Ham. Gear
    Suspension
    Dutch clips, strap
    Posts
    533

    Alternate Steel Joints

    I have a set of steel joints for a hammock stand I bought long ago and the only reason Im not using them now is because we have trees at our current location. Anyways, this is from www.hangouts.com. check out the steel joints. Yes, they are more expensive than the ones you guys are talking about- but you don't have to deal with the 4x4 not exactly fitting in the stand and using shims.

    The steel that attaches to the legs are 18", the part that goes up are also 18" and welded at an 110 degree angle. The part for attaching the 4x4 under the hammock is 12" long. 4x4s need to be rounded over where the steel attaches

    My thoughts are that this is something simple enough that anyone who has welding expertise can make them probably for alot less.

  3. #83
    Senior Member Harpo63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lancaster County, PA
    Hammock
    WBBB DBL 1.7
    Tarp
    MacCat Deluxe
    Insulation
    KAQ,WB,Ham. Gear
    Suspension
    Dutch clips, strap
    Posts
    533
    Quote Originally Posted by attroll View Post
    If it is deflecting that much putting a 4x4 in the center may make it wobbly (I would think).
    If you make the 4x4 under the center a wee bit thinner then it will stop the bend after a very slight amount and not be wobbly. I tried that and it worked

  4. #84
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Quote Originally Posted by Harpo63 View Post
    Anyways, this is from www.hangouts.com.

    Some funny pics from the late 70s on that site!
    Their hammocks are kind of expensive too, but hard to tell the quality from pictures. Thanks for a new link.
    Trust nobody!

  5. #85
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    6,225
    Quote Originally Posted by Harpo63 View Post

    My thoughts are that this is something simple enough that anyone who has welding expertise can make them probably for alot less.
    Funny you should mention that. I just finished up.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  6. #86
    Knotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Denville, NJ, USA
    Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Phoenix and Nest
    Suspension
    cinch buckles
    Posts
    4,455
    Images
    227
    Quote Originally Posted by Clumseybear View Post
    Here are my pic's of my son and I in the hammocks. I don't have any sag on the I beam nor are the posts pulling in. I guess having enough shims in does the trick. I really don't intend on having to disasemble, I can move it around in the yard. (Small yard, very small)
    Attachment 5073
    Actually shimming doesn't affect the deflection of the center beam. Looks like you're using an 8' center. Being 2' shorter probably helps. Your stand looks nice.
    Knotty
    "Don't speak unless it improves the silence." -proverb
    DIY Gathered End Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side Hammock
    Stretch-Side "Knotty Mod"
    DIY Bugnet

  7. #87

    Bump!

    Hi all, sorry to bump such an old thread, but does anyone know where you can buy these brackets nowadays? I can't seem to find them anywhere.

    Or alternately does anyone have a set they would be willing to sell? I'm talking about the kind where you slide the 4x4s into them.

  8. #88
    Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,758
    Images
    101
    When I got mine they were on a clearance sale. I don't think they are available anymore.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

  9. #89
    jons4real's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Berks county Pa
    Hammock
    Crinkle Custom
    Tarp
    HH
    Insulation
    brrr
    Suspension
    Whoopies, Straps
    Posts
    1,381
    Can anyone please tell me where I can buy a set of those brackets? I can't find them anywhere.
    "What one Man can do, another can do!"
    Jons4real

    http://www.youtube.com/user/jons4real

  10. #90
    Member perchancetodream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    Posts
    82
    Quote Originally Posted by knotty View Post
    stop you? Not likely. This is a forum of enablers.

    By getting others to spend too much we convince ourselves that we're not doing anything out of the ordinary. :d
    true dat !

Similar Threads

  1. Tensegrity stand for multiple hammocks
    By MacEntyre in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 216
    Last Post: Yesterday, 20:55
  2. Assembling a double thickness gathered end hammock
    By Resqsarge03 in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-29-2014, 23:33
  3. Assembling the jigsaw...Help please
    By REV in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-10-2012, 01:44
  4. Hardware-free hammock
    By jbrianb in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-18-2012, 22:48

Tags for this Thread

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
  •