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    My first homade hammock

    I followed Just Jeffs Hennessy clone using whipped ends recipe with help from Headchange4u also. It is heavy, made from Polyester, about 29 ounces and it is a full 12 feet long. I can almost lie on my stomach.
    Frankly, I like the way my Claytor feels better, this feels like a HH for sure, but in the Claytor I have to put something under my knees. Not in this new one. I am really laying pretty flat and it could even tip I think, there is such a rise in the center of the hammock. See attached pictures.
    Now I am going to make one with the Speer Tie method.
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    Looking good skskinner. Just got thru hanging indoors myself.
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    Those 12 footers will spoil you, your point of reference has been elongated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    Those 12 footers will spoil you, your point of reference has been elongated.
    Youngblood, Do you have a 12 footer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    Those 12 footers will spoil you, your point of reference has been elongated.

    How many people said "That's what she said" in their mind when they read that?

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    While you are trying different methods WBG had one I used. If you sewed a hem in the end just run a small string through the hem then pull it tight. It will bring the material up evenly then all you need to do is pull out the long ends. This controls how floppy the sides are. Just use wire ties until you find the length you like. I found I could lay asym just like the HH but also could find good spots for laying on my side etc. I like this method better than the HH style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HANGnOUT View Post
    While you are trying different methods WBG had one I used. If you sewed a hem in the end just run a small string through the hem then pull it tight. It will bring the material up evenly then all you need to do is pull out the long ends. This controls how floppy the sides are. Just use wire ties until you find the length you like. I found I could lay asym just like the HH but also could find good spots for laying on my side etc. I like this method better than the HH style.
    HangnOut,
    That does sound like a good method. Actually, it came out 12 feet long because I made it to be tied but wanted to try the whipping to give it an HH feel. I think I am going to remove the whipping and tie it like a Speer. I really don't care for the big rise in the middle the HH has.
    I used wire ties on this one too, then wrapped like Just Jeff suggested too. He says wire ties are enough and I would tend to agree, but didn't want to bust my $%& on the garage floor. When I get done the hammock will be only ten feet long if I tie it.
    Thanks for the suggestions. Mule
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    So, for how little you've laid in it so far, do you notice a difference in the material. I've wondered how polyester feels. Softer, make any noise, breathe better, get colder underneath sooner, things like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
    So, for how little you've laid in it so far, do you notice a difference in the material. I've wondered how polyester feels. Softer, make any noise, breathe better, get colder underneath sooner, things like that.
    The material feels good, feels like nylon but no stretch. I don't think it will breath as well as nylon. though, but that might be good for winter. The reason I say that is the way the needle has to punch through it when you are sewing it. I thought it was a dull needle, but after putting in a new one it still really made quite a noise each stitch, noticeably louder than nylon, especially where there is more that one 3-layer to sew like on the corners. Mule
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    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    The material feels good, feels like nylon but no stretch. I don't think it will breath as well as nylon. though, but that might be good for winter. The reason I say that is the way the needle has to punch through it when you are sewing it. I thought it was a dull needle, but after putting in a new one it still really made quite a noise each stitch, noticeably louder than nylon, especially where there is more that one 3-layer to sew like on the corners. Mule
    Ok, I figured the breathability would be the main difference.

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