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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I recently have experience using "Free Magic" velcro (like Omnitape, I think) to fasten no-see-um netting to a hammock body. Happily there are no issues with the velcro snagging the netting.

    Sewing through the Free Magic though seems to require some tension adjustment on the thread. Otherwise I get thread balls galore on the underside.

    Grizz
    COOL BEANS (sorry, gave away my age) I want to try some of the "free magic" Where do you get it? I like the idea, in some circumstances, of still being able to use velcro. That is why I used it first. It (this particular brand/type) did not work the way I had wanted it to.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4D's View Post
    COOL BEANS (sorry, gave away my age) I want to try some of the "free magic" Where do you get it? I like the idea, in some circumstances, of still being able to use velcro. That is why I used it first. It (this particular brand/type) did not work the way I had wanted it to.
    Thanks!
    I got a roll from here. Roll of 25 yards (at $0.52/yard for 3/4" wide) is the smallest unit they sell.

    I suppose the no-see-um might matter too. I'm using the stuff you get from Ed Speer.

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Iím almost finished with my Desert Camo HH Clone with removable and interchangeable bug netting and over cover. The only thing I have left to do is make some knot covers for the ends.

    A few months ago I found some really nice tan 1.9 ounce nylon and some 1.1 ounce desert camo nylon at WalMart and decided I must make a Desert Camo Hammock. Thanks to Wilsonbmw for disassembling his HH and HC4U for taking the lead and posting about making an HH Clone.

    I had a couple different ideas I wanted to try. The HH has corner reinforcements on the sides with the netting. I know the shape of the netting helps form the Asym shape but I believe the corner reinforcements have a lot to do with it too. So I added them to the bed of the hammock to help hold the Asym shape when no cover or netting is being used. I believe it will work real well in maintaining the shape.

    I also added similar reinforcements to the end which reduces the length of the cover required. I used Velcro on one side and both ends and a zipper on the side next to where my head lies. You can see the zipper pull above my head in the self portrait. By using the end reinforcements it makes the zipper easily within reach, so a 2 way zipper is not needed.

    The netting is some very stretchy material from WalMart. Iíve been told itís like what they use in making skaters costumes so it looks like skin. All I know is that itís not Velcro friendly at all, or maybe it is because it sure likes to stick to the hook side. Maybe I should have put the hook side on the hammock and the loop side on the netting and covers. Iíll probably try to get some real no-seeum netting sometime and replace it. But if I have to sew this stuff again I need to tape it and sew through the tape. It was no fun to sew at all.

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    wow that very awesome looking work you have done,to cool neo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker View Post
    How about now? Heehee.

    It's 99 in SC today. That means it's probably about 150 or so where you're at, I guess. A low of 78 last night with 80% humidity made it just no fun to try to sleep outside. I didn't even want to try.

    Nice hammock, BTW.
    100 here in nashville at 645 pm right now neo

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    Great looking hammock! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Stoikurt, that is a great looking piece of gear. You did one heck of a job on it. I'm jealous to be quite frank. I'm sure you already know, but for those who don't, that camo fabric used is the current Marine Corps issue desert camouflage, referred to as MARPAT Desert. Sharp lookin pattern, if you ask me. I have some MARPAT Woodland on order now, I'm planning on using it to attempt my first DIY hammock with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Stoikurt, that is a great looking piece of gear. You did one heck of a job on it. I'm jealous to be quite frank. I'm sure you already know, but for those who don't, that camo fabric used is the current Marine Corps issue desert camouflage, referred to as MARPAT Desert. Sharp lookin pattern, if you ask me. I have some MARPAT Woodland on order now, I'm planning on using it to attempt my first DIY hammock with.
    Is that the same stuff that's also called Chocolate Chip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker View Post
    Is that the same stuff that's also called Chocolate Chip?
    I haven't heard it called that, but I've been off active duty for going on 16 years now. But, I can see where that nickname might come from. It kinda reminds me of chocolate chip cookie dough now that you mention it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    wow that very awesome looking work you have done,to cool neo
    Thanks, Neo. I kinda thought you might like it.
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    Oh yeah, I forget to inquire.

    When will mine be ready?

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