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    Wink DIY Fever (Darn you Hammock Forums! updated 13.12)

    tl;dr (cliffnotes at the bottom)
    This is my first post and here is some background of me. I have never been that much into backpacking. I have done some trips as a little boy (mainly cycling trips) and last July I finished my obligatory service in Finnish Defence Forces. This fall I have been reading hammock forums, watching youtube videos about gear making and other stuff. In the last few days I made my first diy hammock with whoopies, tree straps(and it is actually the first hammock I have ever owned in my life) and a little bishop-style bag for it. For the hammock, whoopies and tree straps diygearsupply.com has been very helpful. Unfortunately because I live in EU I couldn't order my materials from there.

    For the "bishop" bag ChickenWingHammock's stuff sack tutorial was really helpful. It provided an easy to use spreadsheet to calculate how much material I needed for the bag. The bag isn't actually a bishop bag, just a stuff sack with two open ends and a loop inside the bag to tie it to the hammock. I ordered my materials from extremtextil.de, which is a really nice shop. It took 6 days to get the materials and they were packed tightly in a small box, all of the little items put in minigrip plastic bags and fabrics folded neatly. I have some complaints but they are minor.

    I ordered 3 spools of thread but I only got 2 (but I am sure they will refund or send it to me next week when I contact them), the yellow fabric's cut edge was quite rough and I had to straighten it out before starting (haven't ordered fabrics before so I don't know if this is normal or not) and the shipping fee was huge 16 euros (21.5usd) but that just means I have to order more stuff at a time For the hammock is used 44g/m^2 (about 1.3oz/yd) ripstop nylon and for the bishop bag 50g/m^2 (about 1.5/yd) silnylon. The hammock stuffed to the bag, with whoopies, straps and biners weighs about 360grams or 12.7oz. Which I think is a good starting weight because the biners I ordered are heavy, they weigh around 1oz each.

    Next I'll be making a diy double-layer asym hammock and a bishop bag for it (I'll probably try to make the same bag as earlier, but with only one adjustable end). And after those a tarp, cuben backpack, uq, tq, ... also the ghost hammock looks very intruiging

    Cliffnotes: I makes a hammock, suspension and a stuff sack. I falls in loves with dat. I going to makes an asym hammock with another bag! I also going to makes alots of stuffs! I wuw sewing, although working with silnylon is a pain in mi arse.

    PS. **** you people! and here is some pictures
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    Last edited by virkkte; 12-13-2011 at 14:17.

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    Nice looking work. No chance you getting lost with that yeller bananna.

    Great color!
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    Great Job!

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    It is addicting. I'm going to Lowes in a bit to get some parts for my HOI hammock stand.
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    Welcome to the forum from Florida, and welcome to the addiction of DIY!
    I'm typing this as I sit next to my sewing machine.
    I love the yellow hammock! At least you won't come back from a mid-night trip to the bushes and try to crawl into the wrong hammock
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    Fantastic looking hammock and stuff sack! I have a very yellow hammock too and I love it. I am glad the videos and spreadsheet worked out for you.
    and then

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    ahhh.... that love-hate feeling. I feel ya.

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    well done and I loved your cliff notes!

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    Exclamation

    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    It is addicting. I'm going to Lowes in a bit to get some parts for my HOI hammock stand.
    Rock, do you first get Lowe's gift cards from Kroger? You get 4x fuel points on gift card purchases. Maybe you know that, but my wife and I occasionally get $1.00 per gallon off by getting gift cards for ourselves at Kroger.

    And, virkkte, I might have to say "**** you!" That's some mighty fine DIY work there. You are setting the standard very, very high for the rest of us!!! Good work and good pics. Thanks for sharing.

    Now ... do an under-quilt!

    Rain Man

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    Last edited by Rain Man; 12-11-2011 at 18:25. Reason: added and corrected comment
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    I guess you could say its a "harmless addiction"----------or is it?
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