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    New Member Ramble On's Avatar
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    Cat Cut Hammock?

    Hello all..

    My wife was noting the other day that she would prefer a hammock that cradled her a bit better than most Rectangular cut hammocks do (yeah, she's delicate, LOL). Well these comments led me to wonder if anyone has made a cat cut hammock?

    I was thinking that if the long sides were cut similar to a CatTarp, with inward curving parabola, and the ends were cut to an outward curving Parabola, then when the ends are gathered for whipping, the resulting hammock shape would make a natural pea-pod shape, rather than the flat down the center / saggy sides of alot of rectangular hammocks.

    Any thoughts? I'd like some feedback from those with experience making Hammocks before I even think about making one myself (I am the worst seamster on the planet)
    Last edited by Ramble On; 05-10-2007 at 10:53. Reason: I guess that would be "Seamster" ... "Sewer" well, thats something else entirely.

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    I tried with a curve on the ends on a homemade hammock I made. It tightened the sides some which was what I was shooting for. I don't know if it would cradle her more or less though. Try more sag. That will cause the hammock body to be a bit loser and hug around the body more maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramble On View Post
    Hello all..

    My wife was noting the other day that she would prefer a hammock that cradled her a bit better than most Rectangular cut hammocks do (yeah, she's delicate, LOL). Well these comments led me to wonder if anyone has made a cat cut hammock?

    I was thinking that if the long sides were cut similar to a CatTarp, with inward curving parabola, and the ends were cut to an outward curving Parabola, then when the ends are gathered for whipping, the resulting hammock shape would make a natural pea-pod shape, rather than the flat down the center / saggy sides of alot of rectangular hammocks.

    Any thoughts? I'd like some feedback from those with experience making Hammocks before I even think about making one myself (I am the worst sewer on the planet)
    Ramble On, et al.

    You need to get to Trail Day to see the new JRB bear Mtn Bridge Hammock Introduction... Could be just what you are looking for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Ramble On, et al.

    You need to get to Trail Day to see the new JRB bear Mtn Bridge Hammock Introduction... Could be just what you are looking for...

    Pan
    Why do we have to wait until Trail Days? Is it top secret?

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    He is going to have to shoot us now.

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    Not until he tells us first...

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    Or shows us...
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    Pan just wants to keep us in suspense...


    Hmmmm......cat cut sides with a HH roll whip.....that would help with saggy sides and reduce weight a little bit....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    You need to get to Trail Day to see the new JRB bear Mtn Bridge Hammock Introduction... Could be just what you are looking for...
    For those of us that can't go to TD, that's just mean...

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    I'm sure there will be a FULL REPORT posted here on all the new stuff at TD for those of us not able to go. A FULL REPORT, with pictures, reviews, etc.

    Right?

    Ummmm .... right ???

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