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    Talking Project #3, my DIY "Blackbishop Bag"

    Someone sign me up for a 12 step program, I can't stop!

    Loving the way this is going, can't wait to hit the tarp but I'm just a little noodle tired now. After reviewing about 5 or 6 versions of BB Bags here in the forums, hit the injection table again (sewing job #2). Used a couple suggestions here from others to size the bag, placed the hammock in a gallon ziplock to find size, then worked up a square end bag. Put a pocket on the end next to the Whoopie hole (boy, thats fun to say!) and sewed in a bit of web and melted a hole.

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    Now, a little advice fore I go forward...
    I have a 10'x10' 1.3oz blue tarp, thinking about using the cat calculator to cut in the edges and taping up with some blue tarp tape I have laying around. I can quickly sew in some grosgrain loops and reinforcement panels. If the shape is goodly, I can then transfer to real tarp material. Would I be better suited to do a hex cat or diamond?
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    Member Ladybird's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rreevestmmk View Post
    Someone sign me up for a 12 step program, I can't stop!

    Now, a little advice fore I go forward...
    I have a 10'x10' 1.3oz blue tarp, thinking about using the cat calculator to cut in the edges and taping up with some blue tarp tape I have laying around. I can quickly sew in some grosgrain loops and reinforcement panels. If the shape is goodly, I can then transfer to real tarp material. Would I be better suited to do a hex cat or diamond?
    Depends on how much coverage you want. I went with the hex for more dry ground in the mornings. I made the sides 5' long. Next time, I'd shorten them if weight was a concern, but the extra oz that I'd chop off wasn't worth the lack of cooking room under the tarp. Maybe having one side shorter, and keeping the other at 5'....now that's an idea...

    The bishop bag looks great! I'm gonna have to sew in a little pocket for the whoopie on mine. So far I just wrap it around the bag, but it would be nice to have it kept together.
    It's better to be lucky, than good!

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    Nice work! Looks great and stout. That should last a very long time.

    Cool beans


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    Nice work... that little pouch is a cool idea. With the offset hole that should work great.

    Sorry but can't help you with the tarp other than a "Good Luck and Have Fun". I still haven't started playing with my fiance's thread injector yet... Posts like yours make me want to get on it real soon though.

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    Go ahead and jump right in.... easier than it looks!
    .... the Aardvark (earth pig)... a rather unremarkable creature whose sole claim to fame is that it is the first animal listed in the dictionary.
    Rob

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