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    Just tried the pattern with nylon, on an Ed Speers hammock with the fitted underquilt. definitely too small. When I get the size right I will repost. Until then I plan to use this excellent set of skins on another tarp I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeman View Post
    Just tried the pattern with nylon, on an Ed Speers hammock with the fitted underquilt. definitely too small. When I get the size right I will repost. Until then I plan to use this excellent set of skins on another tarp I have.
    The plans are for a tarp so they will be pretty narrow. Try using the measurement of 22-24" on the wide end and 8" on the narrow end and see how that works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    The plans are for a tarp so they will be pretty narrow. Try using the measurement of 22-24" on the wide end and 8" on the narrow end and see how that works for you.
    I just remade one 7" at the small and 18" at the large. Worked OK and I have used the first ones I made on the tarp.
    I put a finger loop on the little end to tie to the strap and hold it in place when I skin the rest of it.

    They are both very handy! Thanks for the ideas!

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    This was my first DIY attempt. I liked your design with the pockets at the ends, so I figured I would give it a try. I went over to my mother-in-laws house and she let me use her “Gear Making Machine”. I have never used a “Gear Making Machine” before, but she said it’s just like driving a car. I hit the gas and off I went!! I had no idea it would be so much fun, but I am very happy with the finished product and I figured I would post a couple of pictures. I made my skins out of 1.1oz ripstop nylon. Sewn with polyester thread at about 65mph. I made my skins a little over sized to fit my soon to be delivered MacCat Deluxe.






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    Another convert to the DIY support group.. It's contagious.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    First Hammock DIY

    This was my first DIY project and I made two sets one for my BB hammock and one for the SWT tarp. The instructions are great, the only thing is that the pocket is too small for the BB straps. Thank you.

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    Thumbs up DIY-beat "The Man"

    Going DIY is the only way to go! Why pay retail for an inferior product?

    It's such an encouragement to me and, no doubt others to hear folks making their own gear. Cheaper, better quality, and you've got the joy of saying,"Yeah, I made that myself!"

    Keep at it ya'll and "Hang" in there!!!

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    This is great, I am always struggling with the tie outs and cords on the tarp. Now its back to the store for more no see um. I'll have a set of these by the end of the weekend.

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    That's COOL, Man....... Cool.....

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    I used your plans, but did not have that much mesh. I subed some camo nylon that I thought was going to be waterproof and wasn't.

    I did use mesh for the pockets and lined with gg and even put a little pull tab on the larger opening.

    thanks

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