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    Various DIY projects

    In my intro thread I was asked to show some of the stuff I've made.
    Here is a hammock stand made from mohagany, aluminum, and grade 8 bolts. All of the materials were scavanged from the dumpster at work. When we moved into the new building, the previous occupants left behind several extruded aluminum pieces, we call it Item tubing after the company that supplies it. The mohagany and the bolts were from crates that we get vehicle seats in for testing. I believe that Lexus was the maker of those seats.
    Anyway, here are a few pics of my setup.
    RS nylon hammock--~$13 JoAnn Fabric
    RS nylon Sock (Just Jeff style)--~$13 JoAnn Fabric
    Converted used sleeping bag to underquilt--free+time
    All of the suspension loops sewn onto the UC are seatbelt material cut to length--free
    I haven't decided which hammock suspension to go with yet, so in the pics it is just 1" webbing with a lark's head on the hammock end and just wrapped around the uprights and fastened with a carabiner.
    I did a little test for warmth/heat generation/heat retention inside of this setup. The ambient air in the house was 69F. After 30 min inside the setup it was reading 85F.
    Anyways, here are the pics:




    Oh, sorry about that dang light. I hit my head on it at least once a day.

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    Mahogany crates?! How about scavenging some more and making us some mahogany toggles! Like your set up and the obvious craftsmanship.

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    and it folds up! at least somewhat..
    coolness! KM
    PS also like the archery gear rack...

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    Nice bows you got there
    Sorry for my bad Eng

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    looks great,,, like your sticks on the wall too...

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    Nice setup. I vote we send him a HF DIY card. HC4U will be in touch
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    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

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    Nice work.

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    Thanks for the compliments. I am sort of new to hanging, so when I find out what toggles are I will give it a go.

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAlexander View Post
    Thanks for the compliments. I am sort of new to hanging, so when I find out what toggles are I will give it a go.

    Tony
    Here's some pics of toggles.
    Those who sacrifice freedom for safety, have neither.

    Do not dig your grave with your teeth. (Unknown)

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    Senior Member Perkolady's Avatar
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    Very nice!

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