Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    5,187

    Just another IX UQ

    I finally got in the mood to make my 3 layer IX UQ yesterday. I expected 4 hours and spent about 8 hours. After that, it took me an hour to find my shock cord for the suspension. It showed up in a pack pocket. I wonder what idiot left it there.

    I find paper towel mock-ups helpful to make sure I have the details right.


    A lot of darts and pins and it's ready to stitch on the bottom cover.



  2. #2
    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Abbeville, SC
    Hammock
    MYOG 1.1 Double Layer
    Tarp
    DIY Tarp
    Insulation
    DIY top & U Quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,302
    Images
    90
    Good looking set up. I really like your prototype. I just finished a tq made from IX with a poly liner and ripstop nylon outer shell. It is only 2 layer but boy is that thing warm. You should be very happy with your UQ. Good job.
    and then

    Check out my website www.cwhammocks.com or Find me on the YouTubes
    You can even"Like" me on facebook or follow me on Twitter @cwhammocks

    "In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies."

  3. #3
    Senior Member stefprez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.0 DL
    Tarp
    WB Edge
    Insulation
    Bag + Custom HG UQ
    Suspension
    Webbing/Carabiners
    Posts
    351
    Images
    2
    Paper towel mock up!? What a great idea! I'm sure that will save me several costly mistakes as I begin my DIY projects. Thanks!
    "Get busy living, or get busy dying."


    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.0 DL
    Warbonnet Edge Tarp
    North Face Cat's Meow 20
    Custom HammockGear.com Phoenix Underquilt

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    5,187
    Quote Originally Posted by stefprez View Post
    Paper towel mock up!? What a great idea! I'm sure that will save me several costly mistakes as I begin my DIY projects. Thanks!
    Thanks guys.

    The mock-ups work great. Bounty napkins take stitching as well. As another example, here's the bottom and inside of a stuff sack with bottom pull handle I did a while back...
    Attached Images Attached Images

  5. #5
    sclittlefield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern woods of Maine
    Hammock
    It's a Secret.
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream
    Insulation
    Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Slings
    Posts
    1,435
    Images
    95
    Wow. That looks really great! I like how you did the corners. Excellent work!
    DIY Gear Supply - Your source for DIY outdoor gear.

  6. #6
    Redoleary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pennfield Twp, MI
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    Hinterland gear
    Insulation
    down bag
    Suspension
    strap & E.T.'s
    Posts
    3,183
    Images
    69
    Well done, looks great!
    Good luck,
    RED

    My Youtube Channel

    Deep peace of the running wave to you.
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace without end to you.
    adapted from - ancient gaelic runes

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    5,187
    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    Wow. That looks really great! I like how you did the corners. Excellent work!
    Thanks Red.

    Thanks Scott...there's a lot of your materials in it and it's based on your design.

    I folded over the point of the corners to leave a finished opening on the side channels. It also forms a reinforcing patch for the corner suspension loops that take more of the stress than the channel ends.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Hammock
    WBBB double 1.1
    Tarp
    DIY Sil Hex Tarp
    Insulation
    PLUQ, soon HG...
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    59
    Nice UQ. How many layers of the IX did you use?

  9. #9
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    5,187
    Quote Originally Posted by Medecine Hat View Post
    Nice UQ. How many layers of the IX did you use?
    Thanks. 3 layers even though I made it for moderate temps. My back always seems to feel slightly cooler than I want.

    It's 57" x 44" and about 15 oz. with suspension.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Peg-Leg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Trussville, AL
    Hammock
    5 DIY's and a Warbonnet BB
    Tarp
    BWDD 4 Season, DIY
    Insulation
    Incubator / DIY IX
    Suspension
    Whoopie!!
    Posts
    420
    Images
    16
    Great job!
    If God had meant for us to sleep on the ground,
    He wouldn't have created trees....

    Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul. - John Muir

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •