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  1. #131
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    First DIY!

    Found some ripstop at Walmart yesterday for $1.50 a yard in a dark green. I bought 4.5 yards and sewed up my first DIY Hammock! Mine came out a little narrower at about 52 inches, which has me a bit worried because my Amazonas Traveler is 54 wide. Finished length is about 11' and I'm hoping that the length makes up for the lack of width. I triple stitched the end channels to thread a Soft Shackle through it for the suspension (a la Grand Trunk Nano and suspension). Haven't really had time to try it, I'll take it to work and if it stops raining on my break I'll string it up between the ladder racks on two trucks.

    Thanks for the instructions! nice and simple first build!

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    Which Walmart did you go to? I looked at the N. Salem one a few days ago and they didn't have any ripstop at all. Was it hiding from me?

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    I'm still fairly new at this, but I think that many folks find that width combined with length = comfort because they can lay more diagonally and get flatter.
    54" sounds a bit narrow to me, but I'm 6'4" and I really like a wide hammock that I can lay diagonally in.
    If you find that you want a bit more width, you might try adding panels to each side extra width. Similar to the WBBB or Jerry 5

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    Quick question guys, for the whipping what sort of cord can I use? Does it matter if it's thin diameter? I have some spare 2mm rigging line from my tarp line that I want to use, will it be suitable?

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    I used nylon cord from Home Depot. I don't know the longevity of that and this is a learner hammock I'm dealing with. The whipping itself just needs to stay in place but the pressures aren't on the knot really, they're on the fabric before the knot.
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    For the method I show, you can use almost any kind of string or cord inside the end channel. All it really does is bunch up the fabric to create that nub at the end. It's the fabric nub that takes the load, not the string inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    For the method I show, you can use almost any kind of string or cord inside the end channel. All it really does is bunch up the fabric to create that nub at the end. It's the fabric nub that takes the load, not the string inside.
    Awesome. I thought as much but just needed to double check on the cordage diametre - still getting used to 2mm being normal

    Square knot the best one to tie off the whipping?

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    Square knot is fine.
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    Knotty-TY TY TY TY. Made one of these yesterday. I was going to use the "whipped end" method. After hemming the edges, I thought I would review how to, and decided to take a close look at this method. Works great. The only problems I had were the sides were too "floppy", and there was a lot of pressure under my legs (calf area). So today, I uninjected the roll, and cut the corners. I measured down the length of the hammock about 2". I measures across the hammock about 6" and cut the triangle off. Injected it back up, was a little bit of a pain around the "corner" of the triangle, but worked out. After tieing the gather again you couldn't I couldn't see anything different from the first time. Hung it real quick to test and it felt a lot better. No pressure on the legs and not so floppy. Will have to test better at a later time to make sure.
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    So you nipped the corners off making the outer edges of the hammock 2 inches shorter and ended the differential 6 inches in.

    I originally had the channeled gather and saw the floppy sides. So I pulled the edges and whipped it, but I think I pulled closer to 4 inches, looked like 2 to me but wasn't. Now the edges were steel bands and I couldn't get out. I retied but this time I think I'm closer to 1 inch. The sides are a bit floppy but I can get out of it and it slept fine.

    Sooner or later I'll get it perfect 'For Me' and then go on to tarp or bug net. Both have to be done and repeatable by June. I also need to build some model airplanes.
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