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    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
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    Talking DIY Jerry #5 Hammock ...

    Well I had a great weekend ... got my DIY tarp done and almost have my DIY Jerry #5 hammock completed. Just need to finish up my whoopie slings and I'll post pictures of it flying. Maybe today ... more likely tomorrow.

    As it is ... she's just lolly gagging on the conference room table!

    I used 1.9 Olive brown Ripstop from Speer for the bottom ... also used bug netting from Speer as well. For the panels I used some leftover 1.1 Marpat Ripstop. I used two Quest #5 loop zippers with double pulls. Yeah I went for two zippers on this. Only added around 3 oz for the the extra zip. The whole thing without suspension only weighs 21.9 oz ... so that's good to me!

    Had a major malfunction in the clutch of my nearly 30 year old thread injector and after an hour of trying to repair it got on the iPhone and did a quick search of local stores! Another hour and a half later ... I'm back injecting!

    So ... it's definitely not up to Jerry standards ... but like the man himself told me "a crooked seam is as strong as a straight one"!

    It's going to the gorge with me this month!

    Thanks a million to Jerry for answering a million questions from me on this design of his. I really appreciate it.
    Yeah ... it's got a bunch of oops in it. I got in a rush to complete it and that doesn't work ... so I figure I'll just have "to make me anuther one" down the road! This time Jerry I'll get the nerve to do the 1/4 bias instead of wimping out and going with the 1/2" like I did!
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    Looking good Hawk, time to take that "marpatbird" out to stretch her wings!!
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Nice work. Can't wait to see it hangin' in The Gorge.
    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Looking good Hawk, time to take that "marpatbird" out to stretch her wings!!
    Just as soon as I can "whoop out some whoopies"

    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
    Nice work. Can't wait to see it hangin' in The Gorge.
    Just don't look so close ... and I can't wait till I'm hanging in the gorge too!!!!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    Fancy!!!!!!! You have been on a productive tear...........
    Looks fantastic .... from a distance
    Be eye-balling lots of new gear in the gorge.
    Shug
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Senior Member avalonmorn's Avatar
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    I like it! So, who is Jerry, and where is the thread to make this wonderful hammock? Also, post pics of your new thread injector.


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    Senior Member SmokeHouse's Avatar
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    Looks awesome,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by avalonmorn View Post
    I like it! So, who is Jerry, and where is the thread to make this wonderful hammock? Also, post pics of your new thread injector.
    Here ye' go...... http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=16164
    Shug the Buttinsky
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Wow! It looks great. Ya'll are some talented people here. I like how you made the loops for the tie-outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Fancy!!!!!!! You have been on a productive tear...........
    Looks fantastic .... from a distance
    Be eye-balling lots of new gear in the gorge.
    Shug
    I really wanted to hit the gorge with some DIY this time ... looks like I'll make it on shelter & bed anyway!

    Quote Originally Posted by avalonmorn View Post
    I like it! So, who is Jerry, and where is the thread to make this wonderful hammock? Also, post pics of your new thread injector.
    ... Tinker ... great guy and amazing craftsman ... kinda guy you like being friends with!

    Cheapy Singer ... but it has an automatic threader ... my old eyes like that!

    Mine is now sporting a Gorge Rat sticker!



    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeHouse View Post
    Looks awesome,,,
    Awesome design ... so so sewing on my part!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Here ye' go......
    Shug the Buttinsky
    Not at all my friend ... "butt insky" any time you want!

    Quote Originally Posted by richtorfla View Post
    Wow! It looks great. Ya'll are some talented people here. I like how you made the loops for the tie-outs.
    Well kinda poorly ... just use the bias tape to make the loop and keep going. Jerry did a much better job and I was rushing it. Probably going to redo those later.
    Last edited by Hawk-eye; 05-03-2010 at 12:23.

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