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    well i have been at it all weekend. i think i have figured out how to use a sewing machine. i am going to try a few more things before i start on the HH Clone. but hopefully it wont tske to long for me to have it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignick2112 View Post
    well i have been at it all weekend. i think i have figured out how to use a sewing machine. i am going to try a few more things before i start on the HH Clone. but hopefully it wont tske to long for me to have it done.
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    well i have finally got it sewn. allthat is left is the tie out points and to whip it. i will try to have some pics up tonight

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    well here it is boys. my first one. i still have alot to do on it but it will work for the time being. any feedback would be awesome. thanks for all of you guy's help
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    Looks good Nick. Functional and self made. You'll enjoy it. For years to come or till you see something different Congrats on your diy hammock.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    For years to come or till you see something different .
    I make that about 2 weeks...

    alternately, until you want to bring a friend along..

    Enjoy the addiction! KM

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    well i slept in it last night. it was awesome for the first couple hours. eventually i started getting closer and closer to the ground. i finally woke up around 4 am and i was touching the ground. i used some cheap ratchet straps. what is the best way to tie them up so it wont slip

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    Hi, Nick. Congratulations! Looks nice!

    How to you have your straps attached to the trees? Are they just tied around them, or do you have some way to adjust the straps?

    One thing - when you first set up the hammock, lay in it for a little bit. This will cause some stretching, then, you adjust your suspension a bit tighter. OR you could start out a little tighter, then it will stretch and loosen a bit after you get in.

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    Nick, make sure the straps aren't made of nylon, it just keeps stretching and stretching. If they are nylon, switch to poly. Or get some amsteel cord.
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    yea i just have them wrapped around the tree. how much and where can i find the amsteel cord. would that hold all 275 pounds of me.?

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