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    DIY WBBB clone and tarp

    Hi first post though I have been reading the forums and tutorials for a while. Dangerous things these forums making you think you can make things when you can't even sew! Well it has been a steep learning curve but I have now finished my first DIY hammock and tarp. It is addictive, now I am off to make an UQ and TQ. Thanks to many members for sharing their ideas and instructions, many of which I have stolen. Please let me know what you think!

    ps sorry for poor quality pics from my phone.
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    Welcome to the forums. The bird looks quite nice. I did one a couple years ago, so I know how much work is involved!

    Now that you've finished the bird and a tarp, the rest should be easy.
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    Good looking work there. I salute your endevour and congratulations on completion.

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    That's an impressive first DIY. I recently borrowed a Blackbird and after studying it decided cloning one would be too hard but you were successful. Congrats!
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    Wow,looks amazing! Haven't dared to try cloning a WBBB yet

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    Hi thanks for the kind comments, it seems I am quite good at copying, I am half Chinese after all. Much better reception than here in the UK. I am planning to use it on a cross country cycle tour (lejog) and I wanted a system that's comfy and can shelter my bike. But when I posted this on a UK cycling forum they unanimously thought I was mad! Guess hammocking has yet to take off here.

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    Excellent looking work! Enjoy your cross country trip

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    great looking work! I think you would be surprised at how many hangers there are here from the U.K. It just must not have caught on in the cycling community yet. I'm sure it will once your fellow cyclers see your comfort while they're sleeping in the damp sod
    What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. - C.S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by dai_mau View Post
    Hi thanks for the kind comments, it seems I am quite good at copying, I am half Chinese after all. Much better reception than here in the UK. I am planning to use it on a cross country cycle tour (lejog) and I wanted a system that's comfy and can shelter my bike. But when I posted this on a UK cycling forum they unanimously thought I was mad! Guess hammocking has yet to take off here.
    There are some folks from the UK around here. Would love to see a european hangout. There are not alot of hammockers in Germany yet, but I am thinking positive -- things will definitely change !

    About cloning the wbbb: did you have an original one to copy from or did you work out a pattern all by yourself looking at photos and reading instructions? I would be interested in some easily understood instructions since I am no native speaker and very often have trouble understanding the already existing instructions.

    Btw: I am 1/8th chinese *g*

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    I am blown away. Awesome first project. I am working on my first tarp and couldn't imagine that being one of my first projects. Just incredible.
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