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  1. #371
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    I actually did the big tablecloth Brazilian with the 90" wide tablecloth and love it. But it also isn't gathered, I did the end channel with 9" mini-spreader bar. I like the big floppy sides but I think that most might not like it. I use the sides as insulation over my face (I'm a side sleeper) and sometimes fold 6 inches of the side over and use it instead of a pillow when lounging and watching TV.

    To each their own :-)

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  2. #372
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    I will have to find the plans for a Brazilian on here. It's a shame I might have to order another tablecloth and make a second smaller hammock. I'm crushed, really I am. . .at least that's what I'll tell the wife.

    Or cut the larger cloth down and make a double with room to slide a pad/insulation in between them. Not really worried about weight at this stage. We are car campers. When my son gets a little older and stronger and crosses over into Boy Scouts we'll start fighting the lightweight fight for backpacking.

    This really is a madness. I don't even have my materials yet and I've already planned 3 types of hammocks.
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    This one time at Scout camp. . .

  3. #373
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    If you want to experiment, use rope to whip the ends and you can play with things like pulling a little more material out at the edges vs. the center or pulling more out just on one side. It's easy to whip and unwhip as you try different combinations. Just Jeff has great instructions on his web site.
    Thank you for the link! I think it will solve my problems with the flappy loose sides that I do not like.

    lessee.....1. The ENO = gateway hammock, 2. my pretty poly (dusty lavender) experiment with narrower width as I am only 5 ft tall hammock, and 3. now a couple of new whipping methods...... Moar Fabric!!!!!! Gee, only a month ago I was hammock-less.....
    Last edited by Syrrka; 09-13-2013 at 15:49.

  4. #374
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    Thanks for the informative video knotty. I'm currently enjoying my maiden hang in a gathered end I made today. So simple.

  5. #375
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    I just made my 11' 1.1 knotty mod. It is so far the most comfortable hammock I've been in!
    I may be dumb, but at least I'm ugly!

    I've done so much, with so little, for so long, now I can do anything with nothing.

    It's not peer pressure, it's just your turn.

  6. #376
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    Just made a sheet hammock to test my design and i really like your method keep up the posts.

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    Just thought I'd say thanks for all the great info in this post. I just finished my first DIY project - a SL hammock out of 1.1oz ripstop nylon with sewn end channels. I did three courses of stitches on the end channel, and then looped my whoopie slings right through the channels, forgoing the whipped ends.

    It seems strong enough so far, but I'll be keeping a close eye on the stitching in the end channels. Other than some less than straight stitches I'm very pleased And it clocks in at only 5.15 oz. Not bad!

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    Instruction: Gathered End Hammock

    Keep those DIY hammocks coming.
    Knotty
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    DIY Gathered End Hammock
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  9. #379
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    I just finished mine! Got to test it out for a little while, and it was sooo much more comfortable than the ENO. The difference really surprised me.

    I'll add another "thank you!" to the chorus!

  10. #380
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    Instruction: Gathered End Hammock

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    "The mighty oak is nothing more than a little nut that held his ground."

    Jack of all trades...master of one. (Master Barber)

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