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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    Questions BG
    In the PDF diagram, the long taper would be the foot end, correct? Did you have your head at the left end, of diagram, at RR? Did you sleep diag, with head on left of hammock, furthest away from zip, foot right?

    If the assumptions are correct I will mirror the image and have my head near the zip, foot to the right side

    Seam type, Flat felled, french, or simple? It will help figuring size before cutting

    TZ
    yeah, the long taper is the foot end. i lay asym in my hammock and it's designed for asym but i also layed straight in the hammock and it fit fine. i also try it over a 11' gathered end and didn't see any issues but i think i would have added another 12" of length to make to 130" over all to relax the stress on fabric around the exit holes of the sock.

    i did sleep with my head to the far left on the HH away from the zipper and my feet were closest

    seam - i guess it would be similar to a french. i left a 1/4" of material for all my seams, so for example on the top piece i had it at 34" i actually cut it at 35", folded the edge over a 1/4" an then made a pass. i did the same for the bottom. i then layed that sewn top edge over the bottom piece and sewed those together - 2 passes.

    i usally leave a inch extra of material for all my seams.

    the gross grain i used was 5/8"

    thanks again for the nice comments - i just try to make it functional and to last a few times.
    Last edited by bloomgorge; 02-24-2011 at 08:58. Reason: spelling

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    bloomgorge - Thanks for taking time to document the procedure in such detail and create a PDF. So much better than trying to get instructions posted in a message thread. Really appreciate the effort. Nice work.
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    The sock with the cords to tighten up the underside is a nice addition - very smart.
    I like big hammocks - I cannot like.

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    thanks,...i made the head end a little larger of a loop as i thought this would have the greater potential to travel along the ridge line from body weight and sag.

    i'm still thinking about putting a zipper on the left head side so I can peek out if needed

    i also thought about added a pocket to the inside of the breathable material for storing things when my bug net was down but I have a few concerns about sag.

    i did put my jacket and extra fleece at the bottom of the sock on the second night which acted as the same function the shelf does on a WBBB.

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    Fantastic workmanship!
    And a perfect selction of the combination of fabrics, in my mind. Each fabric characteristic is tere for a specific function.
    Also, thank you very much for taking the time to post first rate intructions - I will be making use of them!
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    Nicely crafted piece of kit. Thanks for the pdf write up. Just got added to my list!
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    Really nice work!
    Thanks for documenting the process so well, too.

    Marti

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    Hope to see it at the North Manitou trip.
    I like big hammocks - I cannot like.

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    if we go May7th that would be shorts temperatures for me. my wife might use it but i can bring it with me for you to check out.

    i probably should have noted that sock in stuff sack weighs 11oz on the dot.

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    That's a lot of protection for 11 oz! I continue to be extremely impressed by this. I printed out the .pdf yesterday and put it in a folder labeled, "Future Projects"
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