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    Thanks for the reply.

    Just checked out that video, looks pretty nice. Too bad I didn't buy enough zipper to make it convertible. Oh well, I guess that's what I'll have my pronest for. I think I have enough spare bugnet that I won't have to cut into my dedicated supply. Thanks for the caution, if I don't have enough I'll fashion a window in the head end.

    Looks like Brandon used grograin on his seam, so I think I will do the same.

    Have an awesome weekend with your new setup! Looking forward to a report.

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    I have built a few of these. You will catch all kinds of hell trying to do a flat-felled seam. I made bias tape for my first one. After that I started with grosgrain and it makes the processes a lot smother. Not to say a flat-felled seam is impossible to do but it isn't a necessity.
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    Jazilla, thanks for confirming my hesitation for flat seams.

    How important is running a flame over the edges of the nylon? I may buy a hot knife, but I'm not sure I have a surface to cut with one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MokoLoko View Post
    Jazilla, thanks for confirming my hesitation for flat seams.

    How important is running a flame over the edges of the nylon? I may buy a hot knife, but I'm not sure I have a surface to cut with one.
    Not burning the edge isn't going to hurt the hammock at all. In fact all it really does is help from fraying while your working on it. I take the time with a tee light candle cause I hate the little threads that seem to end up like a spiders web.

    With a hammock its not bad because you don't handle the material nearly as much as with a quilt. Once you cut out the shape your pretty much sealing the ends by sewing them together or rolling the edge.

    The reason I say burning only helps with the construction is simple. I have noticed the burnt edge separates. If you think about it what your doing is melting nylon. It forms a solid continuous melted piece that only last until you stretch the nylon. Once the nylon is pulled in any direction that melted edge breaks and it will end up fraying if handled too much.
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I had a productive Saturday night and Sunday morning, all that's left is to attach the bugnet. What type if seam do you reccomend for this? The grosgrain seems a little overkill to attach the netting. Also, is there any preferred way to make the tie outs?

    Gave it a test hang in the basement and it felt great!

    Thanks again!

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    You could roll hem the bugnet and the fabric. That is if you don't want to do the grosgrain. The tie outs I usually use the grosgrain I am already stitching to the perimeter. I just make a small loop where the tieout point it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    I have built a few of these.
    Jazilla,

    I have read through this thread, and the others that the OP references. I am about to start on this project with some 1.7 and build a single layer. I am 6', ~220 lbs, and have made my other hammocks, (Gathered end DIY DLs for me and my kids) 12', in order to get the best benefit of the flat lay. (They end up in the 11' range...after hemming)

    My understanding is that due to the particular design of the WBBB and the various clones, you will get a good lay when making it shorter, right? I am considering the 9' plan that TheXRingHunt posted, and which some others have said worked for them at my size...

    And, Thanks, Xring, for doing all this work!

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    My first one was 10 and it was perfect. Gave it to my brother so I could make myself a camo one. Big mistake. My camo ended up being 11' and it was just too long for me. I'm 5'8 190 on the hoof. I would say stay away from 9' being your 6' height. Regular bb are 10 but lots of tall folks are loving the 11' of the bbxlc. If you can experamint with some cheap material first that would be good. If you fall victim to calf pressure then I would defiantly stay away from 9'.
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    DYI WBBB Hammock Thoughts (Plans)

    Alright then. I am going to start with a single layer gathered end I have from discount ripstop. It's 60" wide exactly, and 11' long, as it hangs. I will cut the two sides out from the plans, (I have all of them printed and annotated, too much thought) and see how it goes.
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    Cool. What I did will the first couple I made was test them. I would cut out the hammock then stitch on a footbox. Then I would go out in the yard and sleep in them. I did this before I attached the bugnet. It gave me a good idea on how it would work. If you want to test fit a 9' you can with your 11' material. Just figure where the footbox would go and see it on. Then whip the material at 9' leaving a 2' tail hanging. This way you don't have to cut the 11' material. If 9' doesn't work you can always seam rip the footbox off and try again at 10'.
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