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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    There are such things as eye nuts. Pricey, and not widely available, but they would allay all fears.
    For the 3/8" threads to fit my eye bolt, Granger has them at about $10 each.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeyebuck View Post
    Perhaps you should note that if one stays "awake" for more than 4 hours, he/she should call his doctor . . .
    Not exactly how I would have phrased that, but the thought had crossed my mind.
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    Why all the extra hardware?

    Why not just use a simple continuous loop (or dogbone if you prefer) that's larksheaded onto the hinge and clove-hitched around the toprail with a loop hanging down for your hammock attachment point?
    Or am I missing something?
    I know TDSes don't care about weight but I still don't want to buy unnecessary materials.
    Keep it simple I say...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberrr View Post
    Why not just use a simple continuous loop (or dogbone if you prefer) that's larksheaded onto the hinge and clove-hitched around the toprail with a loop hanging down for your hammock attachment point?
    Or am I missing something?
    I know TDSes don't care about weight but I still don't want to buy unnecessary materials.
    Keep it simple I say...
    I like that approach too Timberrr, with the exception of having amsteel go through the hinge. I'd at least use an "S" hook or gal chain link or SS shackle just to transition to a smooth rounded edgeless point of contact for the amsteel.

    Other than that, some hardware can make it slightly more stable, but too much can make it less forgiving to movement too! And can be plain old unnecessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    ...Other than that, some hardware can make it slightly more stable, but too much can make it less forgiving to movement too! And can be plain old unnecessary.
    The more I see the turtledog stand "develop", the more I appreciate the secure simplicity of my turtlelady stands. Poles, rope, a bit of lashing, continuous loops over the center leg larks headed to the ridgepole...done. All of the benefits of the turtledog stand with none of the hardware and added weight issues.

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    Senior Member Timberrr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    ...of having amsteel go through the hinge. I'd at least use an "S" hook or gal chain link or SS shackle just to transition to a smooth rounded edgeless point of contact for the amsteel.
    I thought of that too. I'm thinking it depends on your hinge. Specifically, it depends on how smooth is the finish of the screw holes. Any edge at all will greatly accelerate wear on the amsteel. OTOH a larkshead isn't going to rub around much once it's under load - but why push your luck?
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    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
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    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    The more I see the turtledog stand "develop", the more I appreciate the secure simplicity of my turtlelady stands. Poles, rope, a bit of lashing, continuous loops over the center leg larks headed to the ridgepole...done. All of the benefits of the turtledog stand with none of the hardware and added weight issues.
    Hippie!

    Just kidding.

    But that's actually a really good point. Lashed poles can be adjusted to work on more uneven terrain than these rigidly hinged ones. But the TD is great for simplicity, portability and ease of setup indoors and on really flat areas.

    Al the more reason to have many stands.

    I still make my lashed bamboo stand for the back yard every season. It's just cooler.



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    Well another one bites the dust
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    Originally Posted by olddog
    The question was posed by old4hats about the number of turtledog stands that had been built. Went back and reviewed a few threads, the Turtlelady stand, the TurtleDog stand and a thread by domromer. Here is what I was able to find and assume that there may be others.

    Page #1. Ends at post #723
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    #101 - turtleburger
    #102 - JakobW
    #103 - berksound
    #104 - HangDenAround
    #105 - civetta62
    #106 - LEAGLE
    #107 - joeybravo13
    #108 - JohnSawyer
    #109 - JaxHiker
    #110 - delphyves, the first from France!
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    #116 - Aardvark
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    #118 - ptsal
    #119 - Bankheadboy
    #120 - old4hats' second
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    #122 & 123 - hppyfngy, the Master TD maker!
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