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  1. #301
    i know this is so last week, but i made it anyway.

    this one is based on rapt's cad file. just made the stem a hair longer and the hooks shorter.

    thanks to scott for the 3/16" alum, which was waiting on me when i arrived back home.
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    I just got back from REI and got 3 large figure 9s and 8 small ones. They didn't have any with the biner on it. I also got some 4mm rope that has a 900 pound test. So I can try lifting 600+ pounds. I forget how strong these things look. They have to hold more than 150 pounds. I should have time tonight at work to do some testing.
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    More today....



    1. - Cut the basic shape from the 1/4" plate. Not bad to work with.
    Wish I had the right tools. I spent alot of time today sanding and making
    it smooth as yesterday my crude models really caused some abrasion on my
    spectra. I am a bit worried about that.

    2. - This time I didn't do up a proof of concept in plastic first. Wish I had.
    I have some design problems that could have easily been adjusted before
    working away at the aluminum version.

    3. - I made my Figure - T a little bit bigger, beefier, and therefore heavier
    than the Fig-9 on the left from yesterdays project.

    4. - In the end I discovered I made the eye too large. It is a little too wide
    and a little too long. The ursa biner pulls right through. To perform the
    same locking hitch as yesterday I would have to use a larger biner. But
    I wanted to explore the 'scavanged' stick idea I had. This pic is step one.

    5. - just a random 1/2" round dead stick off the ground. Replaces the
    duty of the carabiner from yesterday.

    6. - An additional wrap back around and behind the treehugger was
    unfortunately necessary with the 'stick-pin' method. It had a tendancy
    to roll too easily being round. Something that doesn't happen with the
    flat sided biners. I will have to spend the night in it now in wet weather
    to see how well this holds and if there will be any slippage through the
    night.



    All in all, I am calling it a 60% success. I am kicking myself for not making
    the eye of the Figure-T smaller. I could make the whole rig lighter, but I
    don't think I will. I feel much safer with this rig than the Figure-9. I know
    it is probably just all in my mind. But I have no fears of the Figure-T not
    being adequate.

  4. #304
    Hi!
    Here are some of my solutions. All made of 4 mm aluminium.
    Webbing: 25 mm
    Line: 3 mm

    #1, Weight:10 gram.
    With this one I can adjust both the length of the webbing and the line.







    #2, Weight: 5 gram.







    #3, Weight: 10 gram.






    #3 - And a short YouTube-movie….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZXimrJh9P0

    Anders

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    crazy dude ....

    thats awesome. WELCOME to the forums!

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    WBG, glad you got the aluminum. Nice looking piece for 4g!

    Wow Turk, I don't think that thing is gonna break!
    something I noticed was you could attach your tarp line to the bottom hook.

    Anders welcome!
    Nice stuff there. glad to see more tinkering and ideas.
    I think this is going to come down to personal preference on how we want to hang.

    I currently thinking of a system that stays together. This will require a biner to be used at the tree. However, I don't much like the size of the biner when packing up. So I think I'm gonna use a 3/16" quick link instead.
    Unless someone knows of a rated small biner?
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    BTW Anders cool site!
    I can't read a word of it but it looks like you are in DEEP DIY Addiction
    You have some fantastic stuff and I like how you show how you did it.
    I'll have to linger around some more because you have A LOT there.
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  8. #308
    those look great. they almost look like they were not made by hand. what tools did you use. i really like the 2 holed thing with the single hook. there was discussion about making one of those a few days ago. i will have to give it a shot now.

    very nice work. opens up some new ideas. looks like you are having the weighted end loading the closed hole rather than the hook, but looks like you are using the same hitch as we have been using. i thought it would be harder to tie that way, but now that i can see a pic, it looks like you can just take different steps to end up with the same hitch, while keeping it fast to tie. i guess you do have to thread the rope through the hole though.

    great work, welcome to the HF. don't be a stranger.



    Quote Originally Posted by andersj View Post
    Hi!
    Here are some of my solutions. All made of 4 mm aluminium.
    Webbing: 25 mm
    Line: 3 mm

    #1, Weight:10 gram.
    With this one I can adjust both the length of the webbing and the line.







    #2, Weight: 5 gram.







    #3, Weight: 10 gram.






    #3 - And a short YouTube-movie….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZXimrJh9P0

    Anders

  9. #309
    turk, looks like you could lift a truck with that thing.

    scott, there has to be some lighter biners out there. they probably aren't rated though. like the one turk has, although i haven't seen it up close. get dutch to break one for you.

    a couple years ago, black diamond had an ultralight biner called the nutrino. don't remember the weight, but they had a mini keychain version of it as well. wasn't rated, but it looked strong. had one of those steel wiregates on it too.

    right now, i've got a keychain biner from black diamond as well. it says non load bearing, but its made of aluminum and has the same steel wiregate. looks like it would probably hold a few hundred #'s easy. i'll weigh it later and let you know.

    i think you can find a mini biner that is well made and will do the trick, but it's not gonna be rated, there are many keychain biners out there that won't hold crap though, just look at the construction and see how it looks.

    gotta go move a washer/dryer i'll weigh the biner when i get back.

  10. #310
    hey scott,
    that black diamond keychain biner of mine weighs 26g, which is only a couple grams lighter than an ultralite full strength one. both of which have to be lighter than a steel quick link. those quick links especially the smaller ones have a tiny gate opening, making them a pain.

    how bout a diy webbing hook? bet you could make a good one that would be plenty strong even without a gate.

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