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    Senior Member shumway's Avatar
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    Ahhhhh yes...
    I wonder if I can buy a foot of pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shumway View Post
    Ahhhhh yes...
    I wonder if I can buy a foot of pipe.
    Fence top rail coupling or something similar if you get lucky and the diameter is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bchboy1206 View Post
    Good point! I just dont like the look of metal, maybe rattle-can it with some OD or coyote brown paint...

    Will 6' poles at about a 10' distance be high enough to get the bottom of the hammock 15" off the ground when sitting on it???


    JimT
    That seems to be cutting it real close. I like to hang from 7-8' up and my hammock has a 9' ridgeline. 10' doesn't leave much room for attaching it.

    Maybe your hammock is shorter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    With a 12" piece of a snug fitting pipe used as a sleeve. The load is all end-to-end in compression. The only side load is from the weight of the pole itself.
    This is exactly what I plan on doing. I just can't bring myself to take my stand apart long enough to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shumway View Post
    I just realized we're both in Edmonton.
    Being as the site is mostly Americans, I like to speak their language so as not to be too confusing. That said.. most of the lumber at Home Depot is still listed in that dang 'ol inchy footy system.
    Haha, I didn't even notice that. Maybe were buying from the same home depot! :O

    I try to talk inches, but I never use the system so it hold no value in my mind. When someone says 3 7/8 inches. I freeze up like a deer in headlights.

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    I may have found someone that wants his bamboo "forest" cleared, If there is anyone in the northeast Ga. area that may want some let me know maybe we can help this old fellow out and get some bamboo for ourselves.... I should find out more tonight.

    JimT

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    Cool, Bchboy! Keep us posted!
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    I admit to being bigoted!

    I saw "turtlelady's bamboo hammock stand" and immediately thought "well, no bamboo around here, and anyway I am a steel and aluminum sort of guy".

    So, I didn't even look at the post. My foolish.

    There are enough great ideas in these threads to keep my mind churning ffor days, if not weeks! I am going to fabricate a "turtlelady stand" from fencing materials. I had been looking at the available pieces, but had not decided on which direction to go - rigid stand, guyed bipods, or alien technology.

    But the structural ridgepole concept is golden! A tip of my Tilley Hat to you.

    Jim

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    Have you checked out the folding stand made of 2x4s?
    I'm between this twin tripod stand and that one. I'm comparing weight, convenience, set up size, ease of build, folded/disassembled size, cost. Maybe I should do both and compare.

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    I'm planning on making one this weekend out of electrical conduit like treeslayer did...but it occurs to me to wonder whether I'd be able to drill the holes in the pipe, since I don't have a drill press or such (just a regular 18V variable-speed drill). I wonder if I could get away with just a vice to hold the pipe still, or if one of these might be a viable alternative to connecting the three poles into a tripod:

    90-degree corner swivel kit

    Or, given the expense of the fittings, whether I could tak them into drilling the holes for me at Home Depot before I leave
    Last edited by Throkda; 06-17-2011 at 11:04.

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