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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    So I know that all us outdoors types love shockcord and all the wonderful projects we can do with it. But wouldn't it be easier to use a length of elastic band sewn directly in the hem to take up the slack and look a bit cleaner?
    I think that could work fine. May even be easier to install. Only downside I see is that it would be harder to replace as the elastic breaks down with age.
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    I just want to thank Knotty for these wonderful instructions. I made two via your directions for my roommates. They are more comfortable than my ENO DN. Gonna have to order more fabric cause I want one for myself now.
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    Glad you found the info helpful SpaceCadet. Once you make one, and discover how easy it is and how comfy they are, you just can't help but make more.
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    Knotty's instructions are always clear, precise and spot on. Thanks a bunch Knotty!

    Does it work to thread the fixed loop of the whoppie sling through the channel and cince it instead of whipping it then wrapping the larksheaded whoopie sling behing the whipping?

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    Thanks MMM. I prefer to have the whoopie larks headed behind the cinch because it doesn't rely on the strength of the stitching that way. If you do want to run the suspension through the sewn channel you'll want to reinforce it with multiple rows of stitching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    So I know that all us outdoors types love shockcord and all the wonderful projects we can do with it. But wouldn't it be easier to use a length of elastic band sewn directly in the hem to take up the slack and look a bit cleaner?
    You could but once that elastic is wore out it done. The shock cord can be untied and a new piece added.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GvilleDave View Post
    Well keep in mind what ever amount you take out for the curves will be doubled at each end.

    I noticed the ends of your center diagram form a perfect circle from the center of the fabric.

    Based on this relationship, the longer the hammock the flatter the curve.
    Last edited by johnlvs2run; 06-07-2011 at 16:34.

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    Hallo! I would be glad, to help somebody with my videos about gathering the hammock end.
    Here it is my channell
    http://www.youtube.com/user/rosomahastern?feature=mhee
    Thank`s a lot for members, about much information what i had found on that forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcvincnt View Post
    So I made my first gathered end and have tried whipping it several times to eliminate the floppy sides. Then I read some more of this post and saw the shockcord side idea. I plan to do that on my current one rather than redo the ends again. Someone may have posted on this and I missed it but I am wondering if anyone has tried cutting/hemming the end channels in a curve then whip it straight across? The idea would be to have more fabric length in the middle than the edges. If anyone has tried it how much of difference from the edge to the center have they tried?

    A pic of my current DIY hammock is attached. Fabric is nylon from JoAnn's. It is single layer and not ripstop. The whipping is gutted 330 paracord, I made the woopie slings with 1/8 Amsteel, and the ASR is 7/64 Amsteel I got from a PIF.
    McV, Check out my pics in my gallery, I actually shortened centerline and edges by channelling on a set of 2 curves, then gathered thru the channels. Only pulled back about 1.5", got a pretty flat and wonderfully comfortable lay.... still did the shock cord adjustors so I could tweak based on what I had in the 'mock with me, but I plan on duplicating for my son's hammock. I might talk myself into pulling back on asym corners however, to force the diagonal lay....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rreevestmmk View Post
    McV, Check out my pics in my gallery, I actually shortened centerline and edges by channelling on a set of 2 curves, then gathered thru the channels. Only pulled back about 1.5", got a pretty flat and wonderfully comfortable lay.... still did the shock cord adjustors so I could tweak based on what I had in the 'mock with me, but I plan on duplicating for my son's hammock. I might talk myself into pulling back on asym corners however, to force the diagonal lay....
    What pattern of curve did you follow and was it concave or convex (shorter in the middle or shorter at the edges of the hammock)?
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