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    Talking Line up Yogies, new meat in the burrito!

    Hola folks, gotta give a shout out to all those who have posted the DIY hammocks on this forum.... YOU ROCK! I figured if it involves a machine, I could figure it out. After a loooonnnng weekend of poly injection (gotta love the terminology), my take on the hammock.

    Took advice from both Knotty and Jeff's tutorials (awesomeness), I picked up 4 yards of 1.9oz black ripstop and proceeded on. After a quick test hang with a gather pattern like Jeff's (W, pulling center and middle), I found that a 1" pull out gave me a great flat ride with 10.5' of material. I then decided if I could get a channel in that shape, I could make a pretty neat end to the hammock.

    Took the thread injector and got to work on the rolled seams, and built a channel in the ends. Ordered me up some Amsteel and weaved up a couple of whoopies (kudos to everyone who posted DIYs), and got it together. Gonna hang with marlin spike poly straps, whoopies, Adjustable amsteel SRL.

    Photos below of the build, gotta get it hung and photoed after it stops raining, but I'm on the road (or about 3' above it). I LUVIN THIS STUFF!

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...pictureid=8627
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    Gotta love that amsteel stuff... my buds were skeptical that that cord could hold the weight (or maybe just my weight lol), but again, the instructables shown in this forum made it a snap!

    This weekend, gonna make an UQ from recycled SB, ridgeline organizer, Blackbishop Bag, and get to lookin for a good material for a tarp. Most likely will do a diamond cat blue poly tarp to test shape (only $8, time is free when I'm creatin stuff). Can't wait to hit the trees!
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    Nice work.

    ..."Geez, how many pins does this take?"...As many as you want. I nearly emptied the box on my last UQ project. With a little experience, I was able to stop pinning roll hems. Now I get by with a mark (soft silver pencil) every 8" and just roll the hem as I go.

    If I understand correctly, you stitched up the end channels in a "W" shape. Sweet! I've thought about doing that to match my preferred "pull" on a whipped end hammock.

    Let us know how it worked when you get a chance to hang it...and of course more pics.

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    No, YOU rock! DIY Awesomeness!
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    You are a DIY'in machine!! A force to be reckoned with!
    Very nicely done!
    Bravo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Nice work.

    ..."Geez, how many pins does this take?"...As many as you want. I nearly emptied the box on my last UQ project. With a little experience, I was able to stop pinning roll hems. Now I get by with a mark (soft silver pencil) every 8" and just roll the hem as I go.

    If I understand correctly, you stitched up the end channels in a "W" shape. Sweet! I've thought about doing that to match my preferred "pull" on a whipped end hammock.

    Let us know how it worked when you get a chance to hang it...and of course more pics.
    Yes, did the channel in a "W". Really liked the way it hung when I pre-whipped it... started with 2" pulls and backed it off until it felt comfortable. As this was my first time "injecting", it took a little tongue biting to get around the bends (wanted to fold over), but someone kept saying in the back of my head "Go Slow". Thanks for the reviews.
    .... the Aardvark (earth pig)... a rather unremarkable creature whose sole claim to fame is that it is the first animal listed in the dictionary.
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    Great job dude!

    Fronkey

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    Schweet! Only 8 posts in and yer puttin out pics. of gear like that. It won't be long and you'll be ginvin how-to advice! Nice work! Happy Trails, Two Tents.
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    Great awesome wonderful stupendous! Oh yeah and great job. Love it. Cant wait to see the pictures of it hanging between two trees and to hear how the lay is on it.
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