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  1. #91
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    you actually look like you're blushing in your avatar

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    I whipped one of these together the other day. This morning I put on my old HH lashing straps and hung it in the yard. Some interesting observations.

    First of all, I rolled my own. At first it was tricky but I started to get the hang of it. I don't see being able to just floor the gas and let 'er rip while feeding the nylon into the presser foot. My pace was about 12" at a time, stop, twist up another section, give it the gas, etc. But the seams came out pretty decent. I'll post pics when I get everything squared away. Note to self, et al., stop the machine with the needle down. Yeah I know that's a cardinal rule but I broke the law a few times and had to fudge around to make it right. Oh well. Who's keeping score?

    I started with similar measurements for the raw fabric. I'm 72.5" so I'm close to Knotty. The finished flat fabric was 108" total. After doing the whipping on the ends it measured 102" whipping to whipping.

    Just a few minutes ago I had the DIY hung without a SRL. To me, it does seem like the sides are a little floppy. I thought about doing the side notches but figured I could do those later if I wanted to. Easier to cut off the fabric than put it back on right?

    I had the ridge measured without the SRL while I was in the hammock. It measured 92".

    I'm interested to see how much different the hang is with a SRL of 85" (83% of TL 102").

    It may happen today it may not. Other things on the list and it would be irresponsible to putter around with this thing most of the day. Then again, why not right? We'll see. I was thinking of putting a UCR on this just to 'speriment a little with that concept and see how much different they are than the whoopies. Seems like a perfect excuse.

    Here's a couple pics after I made up a couple slings. The SRL is also adjustable about 6".



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    It's amazing how simple these hammocks are, stripped of additional features like netting, footbox, etc.

    cosmicmiami, if it's too floppy for you, adding a "footbox" is easy. I did it to one of mine to help keep my quilt from falling out. Just add a section of material shaped like a right triangle to one edge of the hammock. The 90 degree corner of the triangle should be positioned right where your feet naturally lay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    It's amazing how simple these hammocks are, stripped of additional features like netting, footbox, etc.
    I know. Kind of embarrassed to say I bought one!! Oh well, that was a HH with the integrated bug net. Kind of an essential item in Florida. Although once I get this one tweaked, it will be the winter hammock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    if it's too floppy for you, adding a "footbox" is easy. I did it to one of mine to help keep my quilt from falling out. Just add a section of material shaped like a right triangle to one edge of the hammock. The 90 degree corner of the triangle should be positioned right where your feet naturally lay.
    I'll need to do some research on the footbox. Something I would surely do.

    I'm curious about perhaps doing a true asym hammock. It would possibly require two pieces of nylon cut asym, like a tarp, and hemmed right down the middle, longitudinally. I wonder if a flat felled seam would hold up?
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    You might find laying on the seam to be uncomfortable. Even a Hennessy is actually cut symmetrically. They just offset the tieouts and shape the bugnet to suit.
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    Made one!

    I threw this together last night. It was my first sewing project, and I'm pretty pleased with the results. It'll be my girlfriend's hammock when she needs one, and probably a loaner for a friend trying out hammocking. I plan on adding a bugnet, HH-Style with a zipper on one side and sewn in on the other. I also made the whoopie slings using Amsteel 7/64.











    I also plan on adding a ridgeline, but I'd like to keep it on a relatively flat curve, since my ladyfriend has hip problems, and somehow it helps to have a low-angled pitch. On to the IX UQ!

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    Looks good. Hammock and whoopie slings are even color coordinated.
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    haha, joann fabrics' idea of "lt. grey" .. could be the crappy iphone camera, but it does look more blue than grey to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airborne View Post
    That is SUPER NICE of you! I am in your debt! WOW! Sent you a PM.

    My WBBB is really nice but this winter hangin will be much better without a "sky purana" net.

    Thanks Million!!!!
    Airborne - Your hammock is done. Walmart digital camo fabric of unknown content but a number of people on the forum have made hammocks with it and I haven't heard of any problems. Whoopie slings made for 7/64" Amsteel Blue.

    Use at own risk.

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    Ron -

    when your whipping the ends do you do anything fancy to lay like a hennessy or do you just gather evenly to the center of the fabric?

    Thanks,

    Patrick

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