Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member StumpJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Santa Barbara
    Hammock
    TTTG / BIAS / WL / WB
    Tarp
    HG Winter Palace
    Insulation
    HG Fluff
    Suspension
    Whoops
    Posts
    466
    Images
    1

    Infinity Thimble

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to attach a whoopie to an already stitched tree hugger... I made a few nacrabiners, but I'm slightly concerned about the amsteel on amsteel wear.

    So I came up with this...

    I used a locked brummel to fix the thimble in place and then used another locked brummel with continuous loop methodology on the opposite end. My only concern is that I wanted to make these very small, so my bury is only 2-inches on each side. Is it the brummel or bury that accounts for the strength?

    Will it work?
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by StumpJumper; 11-15-2010 at 17:19.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    123
    Looks good and I have no idea about your question.

    I have thought about running a piece of tubing around the amstel to reduce wear, but do not have any on hand now.

    cutter

  3. #3
    Mr. Arrowhead pgibson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW Idaho
    Hammock
    Black Bird 1.1 Dbl
    Tarp
    AHE Shangi La
    Insulation
    KAQ Prototype
    Suspension
    AHE Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    4,542
    I would not worry to much about amsteel to amsteel wear in this sort of application. There is minimal rubbing one to the other in a loaded use. Normally in climbing and such it is a no no, but that is due to the thought that a rope will be running over another line creating a sawing action on the rope. For us though we make little adjustments to get the hang correct and then we are done, the rope does not run over it's contact point continually. Especially when loaded with your weight, it is static.

    On the 2" bury, if you can make it with more you should. 2" is pretty small, I like 3" or better in my Chain Links, though I do not use a Brummel in them. Were I do use a brummel to little can cause the braid to separate and the lock to pull the braid apart. For this application 2" may be enough but you won't know till you hang.
    Arrowhead Equipment -- For all your hanging, backpacking and Ultralight Fishing gear needs.

    Free APEX Upgrade on Every Kick *** Quilt (KAQ)

    Now Offering FlameThower Down Gear And Tenkara Fishing gear
    Arrowhead-Equipment.com
    Tenkara-Fishing.com
    Visit AHE on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
    Sign Up for Arrowhead-Equipment Gear News: Click Here

  4. #4
    Rat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bertram, Texas
    Hammock
    DIY 126 x 60 Tablecloth
    Tarp
    JRB 10 x 11
    Insulation
    MMG IX Universal
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    1,100
    Images
    22
    Very nice, I bet that locked brummel will hold with a 2" bury.
    "I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Mal Reynolds
    Mind of a Rat Youtube Channel

  5. #5
    Jsaults's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    St.Albans WV
    Hammock
    HH, CJH NX-250, WBBB 1.7 dbl
    Tarp
    Std, Hex, or WBSF
    Insulation
    Burrows&Incubators
    Suspension
    Poly web w/AHE buc
    Posts
    1,509

    Speaking of thimbles, and as Paul has weighed in

    I was wondering: As a Heavy Hanger, and a user of AHE Chain Links with lightweight cinch buckles, would it be of benefit to insert thimbles to minimize wear of the Amsteel against the aluminum buckle frame?

    So far I have had no problems. But I keep looking for wear............

    Jim

  6. #6
    Knotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Denville, NJ, USA
    Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Phoenix and Nest
    Suspension
    cinch buckles
    Posts
    4,448
    Images
    227
    Jsaults, if you insert a thimble then you'll have metal on metal wear. Just keep watching for chafe and wear which is something we all should do.
    Knotty
    "Don't speak unless it improves the silence." -proverb
    DIY Gathered End Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side Hammock
    Stretch-Side "Knotty Mod"
    DIY Bugnet

  7. #7
    Senior Member StumpJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Santa Barbara
    Hammock
    TTTG / BIAS / WL / WB
    Tarp
    HG Winter Palace
    Insulation
    HG Fluff
    Suspension
    Whoops
    Posts
    466
    Images
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    For this application 2" may be enough but you won't know till you hang.
    It works perfectly and the 2-inch bury / locking brummels held fine.

    I went with this design because I didn't want a friction point between my whoopies and tree huggers, yet I also didn't want to invert my whoopie slings either (I like the adjustment point near the hammock). Beyond that, these will also give me a connected system so I don't lose the huggers.

    These weigh 4g or 0.15 ounces ..... almost identical to the weight my nacrabiners.

    I think I'll call it the Infinity Thimble .... LOL ....

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •