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    Dave, your 3rd picture there is exactly what I had in mind! Of course this is all theory coming from me at this point. Maybe someone will chime in with their actual hammock adventures
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    If you already made a gathered end with no side length reductions, pinch a section of the edge together until the sides are shortened to what you want and measure how much length the "pinch" removed. After that you just have to decide which reduction method you want to try.
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    Knotty - not to sound like an idiot - but after you've gathered the ends, you're not rolling it into a ball but simply tying it down?

    Seems that when I tried on my Grand Trunk, I couln't get the ball to stay so tight. Instead it kept trying to 'flower' (my best description) and I figured I may need to roll the material out before I could tie it down.
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    Not sure I'm getting the question Dragon. Just run a string thru the end channel, scrunch the material to the middle, cross the strings wrapping around and pull. The end will gather up into a knob that can't unroll once the strings have been tied. Ultimately all the load is on the material, not the string.
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    Appreciate it Knotty. I went back it again yesterday. Seems my difficulty came from the channels being nearly 2 inches which seemed to flower the knob (lots of loose material). But with a quick redo and some fiddling - back in business. Thanks for this Knotty. I have already changed out two grand trunks and have several DIY in the works. Excellently done!
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    No problem. Especially for someone who quotes Augustine.
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    Thanks, Knotty! Just finished mine about 3 hours ago. With that WB whipping method, now I understand how my BB gives me such a wide, roomy, flat lay. I made this with the intent of it being my winter rig, but it's so wide and comfortable, my UQ won't stay under me! I might have to rethink my whipping on this rascal. Thanks a lot for the instructions!

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    Instead of using a whoopie sling I used 6mm climbing rope. I am not into UL or worried about that aspect. Even though the photo depicts my unfinished end & finished.
    Link to my hammock project is here: http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewt...p?f=34&t=76969

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    Quote Originally Posted by AA1PR View Post
    Instead of using a whoopie sling I used 6mm climbing rope. I am not into UL or worried about that aspect. Even though the photo depicts my unfinished end & finished.
    Link to my hammock project is here: http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewt...p?f=34&t=76969

    If I'm not mistaken- your hammock looks more like an ENO clone, with the hem sewed and a rope through that. The one described in this thread, uses a larkshead around the end. There is no pull on the sewed part. Yours should work, as long as you sewed the hem enough. I think the ENO uses 3 passes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    If I'm not mistaken- your hammock looks more like an ENO clone, with the hem sewed and a rope through that. The one described in this thread, uses a larkshead around the end. There is no pull on the sewed part. Yours should work, as long as you sewed the hem enough. I think the ENO uses 3 passes.
    thanks I have at least 4 passes. I got the idea off my grand trunk single...the material is doubled over twice also. So the end rope passes through 4 layers. I tested it out tonight and it holds me at 240lbs.

    Here is my litlle guy in it at 5'8" & 185lbs
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