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    Since fiberglass poles don't sprout from the earth, the tale will be told at the "Another Version of the Aluminum Surplus Military Pole Stand" tavern, uh, thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormstaff View Post
    Bleh! I failed. Lashings didn't hold and I was slowly lowered to the ground.

    Also, my continuous loops were too short.

    When I get time I'll see if I can tighten everything up or grab some hardware and convert it to a TDS.

    I had this same exp with my first stab at the lashing, and the second and the third... Final fix was to remove some wood from the top of the tri-pod poles inoder to keep the lashing from sliding down the smooth wood. On bambo you only slide to the first knot or joint of the bambo. I used a table router with a 1/2" rip bit set at 1/4" to rip a 1/4" deep 2" section at the top of each pole. I put my lashing in this space and everything is great now. I've switched to amsteel blue for my continuous loops and I feel much safer.

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    I just made a Turtledog stand yesterday, works great. I ended up using 2"x2" and a hinge. I had some old 5mm cordage lying around (not safe for climbing anymore) and a couple of biners.

    Anywho i throw some pictures up tonight, but i was wondering if anyone has a solution to the legs walking inward. The space in my living room wont allow for the legs to walk out. So i havent lashed them inward, but how to i keep them out. I noticed last night as i got in and out a couple time that as my balance shifted the tripods they would walk in a bit.

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincethebutcher View Post
    I just made a Turtledog stand yesterday, works great. I ended up using 2"x2" and a hinge. I had some old 5mm cordage lying around (not safe for climbing anymore) and a couple of biners.

    Anywho i throw some pictures up tonight, but i was wondering if anyone has a solution to the legs walking inward. The space in my living room wont allow for the legs to walk out. So i havent lashed them inward, but how to i keep them out. I noticed last night as i got in and out a couple time that as my balance shifted the tripods they would walk in a bit.

    Any thoughts?
    Think you might be in the wrong thread. The Turtledog stand thread is a different approach than the turtle lady.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    Think you might be in the wrong thread. The Turtledog stand thread is a different approach than the turtle lady.
    Sorry about that, wasnt paying close enough attention.

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    My first try at this.





    I assume I'm in the right place since I'm using lashings rather than hinges.

    I used bull line to do it all.
    "The mighty oak is nothing more than a little nut that held his ground."

    Jack of all trades...master of one. (Master Barber)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakseed View Post
    My first try at this...
    Nice...looks like you got it right the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genixia View Post
    Lashed bamboo ridge pole.
    How did this work out.....

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    Absolutely fine, it kept me off the ground for 2 nights. The key is to ensure that the hammock hangs from the same point on the ridgepole as the pole hangs from the tripod. That keeps the pole under pure compession without bending forces involved. It helps that I'm good with knots and lashings. If needed I could have tightened the lashings further by driving wedges into them but they held up fine without. I will say that I overlapped 2 feet of each 6' pole, so my ridgepole ended up a total of 10' long, Allowing 6" at each end for the connection, that resulted in about 9' of hang length, which is a little less than I'd like. Next time I'm going to try with only 1' of overlap in the middle, so my lashings will need to be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genixia View Post
    Absolutely fine, it kept me off the ground for 2 nights. The key is to ensure that the hammock hangs from the same point on the ridgepole as the pole hangs from the tripod. That keeps the pole under pure compession without bending forces involved. It helps that I'm good with knots and lashings. If needed I could have tightened the lashings further by driving wedges into them but they held up fine without. I will say that I overlapped 2 feet of each 6' pole, so my ridgepole ended up a total of 10' long, Allowing 6" at each end for the connection, that resulted in about 9' of hang length, which is a little less than I'd like. Next time I'm going to try with only 1' of overlap in the middle, so my lashings will need to be better.
    I found this page on splicing bamboo poles....
    http://www.guaduabamboo.com/bamboo-joinery.html

    I am am going to try and make a sectional turtle lady stand and ridge pole.

    If it works we could end up with a light weight easily transportable NATURAL hammock Stand......wouldn't that be cool!

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