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    Cat cut hammock ends

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    I am sure this has come up before but I cannot find it.
    I am thinking of cat cutting the two ends of a top loader to tighten the the sides. Has anyone done this and with any success?
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    should create same effects as pulling extra fabric during whipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    should create same effects as pulling extra fabric during whipping.
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    I am not planning on whipping the ends of this one, I'll hem the end over like the TTTM hammocks.
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    I remember Youngblood saying that Speer hammocks have some fabric removed from the outside edges of their hammock. Sorta like a convex cat cut if I am picturing it in my head correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I remember Youngblood saying that Speer hammocks have some fabric removed from the outside edges of their hammock. Sorta like a convex cat cut if I am picturing it in my head correctly.
    i thought ed just pulled fabric more at the edges.

    using anything other than a perfectly square rectangle would be an infringement of the hh asym patent, even if it was still symmetrical. any convex or concave curve in the ends, or if one of the long sides is longer or shorter than the other long side, it's all claimed. you could put a curve cut in the long sides of the hammock, that's not covered, but it would not be beneficial either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i thought ed just pulled fabric more at the edges.
    Here's YB's quote:

    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood
    Ed's hammock lengths are measured along the sides of his hammock, where the sides of his hammocks are 4 to 6 inches shorter than the center area of the hammock. His 8.0 hammocks are roughly 8.5 feet long along the center and his 8.5 hammocks are roughly 9 feet.
    If I am understanding that correctly, it would create a hammock end that is sorta convex or tapered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Here's YB's quote:



    If I am understanding that correctly, it would create a hammock end that is sorta convex or tapered.
    i think that's just from pulling extra side fabric through the whipping to make the sides shorter like he describes in his book, i bet he still starts with a rectangle, maybe yb will post back and clarify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Here's YB's quote:



    If I am understanding that correctly, it would create a hammock end that is sorta convex or tapered.
    HC... Ed is not cutting the fabric to make the edges shorter, Ed pulls each edge of the tarp a few inches before he knots them. That is what makes the edges shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    using anything other than a perfectly square rectangle would be an infringement of the hh asym patent, even if it was still symmetrical. any convex or concave curve in the ends, or if one of the long sides is longer or shorter than the other long side, it's all claimed. you could put a curve cut in the long sides of the hammock, that's not covered, but it would not be beneficial either.
    Are you saying I CANNOT cut any curve in the end of my hammocks because of the patent??

    That suks, if thats right
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    A concave )___(cut will raise the middle and a convex (____) cut will lower the middle in relation to the sides Convex is what I would do, kind of like how Speer says to pull out the two outer edges before whipping. With the lower middle you should be able to lay in the diagnal easier giving a wider feel. Sounds like you want a concave cut. after reading your post again.

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