Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 39 of 39
  1. #31
    Senior Member Preacha Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Northwest, Arkansas
    Hammock
    My DIY 10.5'X5' speer style
    Tarp
    PW 10X12 Cathedral
    Insulation
    PW Comforter Quilt
    Suspension
    1"poly webbing
    Posts
    650
    Images
    41
    Maybe I could get my wife to go hiking with me if I made her a pink hammock with pink tarp, plus get her a pink pack. Maybe that will be styling enough for her. She told me last night that she would go hiking with me if there wasn't any rocks hahaha. I guess she doesn't like hiking on rocky trails haha
    Psalm 19:1-3 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."

  2. #32
    Senior Member schrochem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Austin,Tx
    Posts
    796
    Images
    57
    Well I just had a nice score at wally world.
    It isn't a ripstop but maybe a taffeta.
    It's a sweet olive green selling for $1/yd.
    I bought 10 yds.
    I just got back from the post office and my calcs put it at ~1.9-2.0 oz/yd.
    I'm pretty stoked and going back to buy the rest of the bolt......
    Anyone know how to tell the taffetas, oxfords, etc.?
    I have some samples from quest at home and I guess I'll compare those.
    Anyway, I have plenty to fool around with for my next bridge hammock
    Scott

    "Man is a stream whose source is hidden."
    RWE

  3. #33
    slowhike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Hammock
    DIY, gathered end , w/ spreader
    Tarp
    DIY w/ pull-outs
    Insulation
    DAM/ HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Webbing & rings
    Posts
    10,595
    Images
    319
    i'm not sure my self just what the taffeta is.
    i'm thinking the oxford is the more canvas looking nylon, similar to what was used on the bottom of my old 7lb back pack... but that's about as technical as i can get
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

  4. #34
    Senior Member Frolicking Dino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Louisville, TN USA
    Posts
    422
    Images
    8
    Taffeta is the shiny stuff you fellows have inside the jacket of a dress suit. It is a woven polyester fabric with no pattern woven in, but may be printed or solid. Taffeta comes in different thread counts - generally, the higher the thread count, the stronger the material.

  5. #35
    Senior Member stoikurt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Panama City, FL
    Hammock
    Custom 1.7/1.1 WB Blackbird
    Tarp
    DIY SWT
    Insulation
    JRB Nest & DIY RMS
    Suspension
    Whoopee Slings
    Posts
    1,000
    Images
    83
    Maybe FD could start a thread on identifying different "threads".
    Stoikurt
    "Work to Live...Don't Live to Work!"

  6. #36
    Senior Member schrochem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Austin,Tx
    Posts
    796
    Images
    57
    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Maybe FD could start a thread on identifying different "threads".
    The taffetas can be made of different materials. This one is nylon. I compared it to some of the swatches I have from Quest and the thread count is probably in the area of 80X100 ish
    I know it's nylon because I did the burn test
    http://www.ditzyprints.com/dpburnchart.html

    and working in a lab is useful because I have access to chemicals.
    In this case formic acid conformed the id.
    http://www.carpetinspector.com/fiber_i_d_chart.htm

    oh yea, the hennessy's are all made from taffetas I believe
    Scott

    "Man is a stream whose source is hidden."
    RWE

  7. #37
    Senior Member stoikurt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Panama City, FL
    Hammock
    Custom 1.7/1.1 WB Blackbird
    Tarp
    DIY SWT
    Insulation
    JRB Nest & DIY RMS
    Suspension
    Whoopee Slings
    Posts
    1,000
    Images
    83
    That's cool, thanks.
    Stoikurt
    "Work to Live...Don't Live to Work!"

  8. #38
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Honduras
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Black Bird
    Tarp
    BWDD Winterdream
    Insulation
    Speer Snugfit
    Posts
    912
    Images
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post

    and working in a lab is useful because I have access to chemicals.
    In this case formic acid conformed the id.
    http://www.carpetinspector.com/fiber_i_d_chart.htm
    What concentration of formic acid? I actually have some, and can test what I got at WalMart the other night. This would be useful, since I got 25-30 yards all together.

    Hammocking is not the only hobby I have, and I tend to accumulate a lot of strange things... In this case it's from keeping bees, although they are being given away. I may keep some of the formic acid, though, now that I know it has another use.
    Bad spellers of the world Untie!

  9. #39
    Senior Member schrochem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Austin,Tx
    Posts
    796
    Images
    57
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmoss View Post
    What concentration of formic acid? I actually have some, and can test what I got at WalMart the other night. This would be useful, since I got 25-30 yards all together.

    Hammocking is not the only hobby I have, and I tend to accumulate a lot of strange things... In this case it's from keeping bees, although they are being given away. I may keep some of the formic acid, though, now that I know it has another use.
    It was 80% I believe, but I'm sure more dilute acid will still dissolve the fabric. It worked rather quickly and I started having thoughts of swarms of stinging ants melting my hammock away

    I'll also add something else to the identification stuff. I talked with Kay at Quest and she told me the main differences between taffeta, oxford and corduras are the weights.
    I had read this article before I talked to her.
    So she said they are very similar in weave but the weight and feel are going to be different.
    An example is you won't find a 70denier oxford, but you will find a 70 denier taffeta.
    For those who haven't seen it, ripstop is pretty easy to identify because it has a grid pattern.
    The grid is thicker fibers that are to stop rips....
    The weight of the fabric is something you have to go by feel until you find a balance.
    I suggest getting samples from one of the online vendors so you have a reference to go by.
    More often then not the $1 stuff is completely unlabeled.
    Last edited by schrochem; 08-21-2007 at 20:59. Reason: hit post too soon
    Scott

    "Man is a stream whose source is hidden."
    RWE

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
  •