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  1. #601
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    Mine was derived from the Turtlelady Stand and like hers was meant primarily for travel. In total I have maybe 40 nights in the stand and even at 220# not enough experience with the end caps to say that they won't fail. Did just do a close inspection for possible weaknesses, deformation or cracks. Seems fine so far. I'm sure that the manufacturers QC isn't of the high level we might desire for something we're depending on to keep our butts off the floor/ground. So far I haven't of any failures, if anyone knows of any please keep us informed.
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    I picked up materials for a second stand. I'll try to get it a little wider and see how that works.
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    If you don't have a relatively flat space to set up your stand, the angles of mine might be too steep for you
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    This was part of the reason that I did not use the angles at the top, and used zing-it to keep the legs from spreading. I built mine to be used at campouts with the scouts, like camporees and such. I don't always know what the ground will be like. If it has a slope to it, I can adjust the legs to get the right feel and stability for it. During the last few set-ups with my stand, it has been on uneven ground, and I haven't had any problems. I will be using it the next three weekends, helping with leader training this weekend, OA ordeal next, and a Fall Camporee the next.
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    I have not posted a comment before but I should be added to the Turtle Dog list. I have two in fact and will most likely have 3 because I like the round rods or shovel, hoe handle design. I need more than one because my main hiking, camping buddy is a days drive away and if we travel in a sedan there is no room for stands. Therefore I will need at least one for visitors.

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    Add another to the list! I've been lurking for a while, but my 12 year old Boy Scout asked me to help him come up with a hammock stand for his 4 days down the Colorado in a motor boat.

    I am a single mom without much experience in building stuff, so we did our best. This is our second attempt at hammock adaptation for his use-- the first was eyebolts in the walls at home since he doesn't want a bed (and it's been 18 months with great success!).

    We used an 8" gate hinge, I hope that was the right size?

    We had the lumber cut to 6.5', and we set the hinges down 6 inches. I'm hoping we can adapt the top cuts to meet together to help limit the spread.

    Tomorrow we're working on the top rail -- we're going to have to cut them to size in the Lowe's parking lot with a hack saw to even get them home to play with...

    This was a first for us without plans, but we look forward to trying again, I need a stand, too!

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    Ok, I am a little curious. have got all my materials except the top rail, waiting on a friend to get me a deal on some fence rails. He made a comment about using an old swing set, thought it would be light enough weight and all components included. Has anyone tried this before? I have noticed some comments on having the top rail sitting above the legs, as would be the case with a swingset... but thought I would ask
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shulzi View Post
    Add another to the list! I've been lurking for a while, but my 12 year old Boy Scout asked me to help him come up with a hammock stand for his 4 days down the Colorado in a motor boat.

    I am a single mom without much experience in building stuff, so we did our best. This is our second attempt at hammock adaptation for his use-- the first was eyebolts in the walls at home since he doesn't want a bed (and it's been 18 months with great success!).

    We used an 8" gate hinge, I hope that was the right size?

    We had the lumber cut to 6.5', and we set the hinges down 6 inches. I'm hoping we can adapt the top cuts to meet together to help limit the spread.

    Tomorrow we're working on the top rail -- we're going to have to cut them to size in the Lowe's parking lot with a hack saw to even get them home to play with...

    This was a first for us without plans, but we look forward to trying again, I need a stand, too!
    An 8" gate hinge was pretty much overkill, but then again you won't break it!

    Might consider just having the hinge at the ends, as the angled ends seem to be fiddly for some. Using a line to limit the spread seems simpler.

    Sounds like you're practically there. Good for you!

    Let us know if you have any other specific questions.

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    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barlutti View Post
    Ok, I am a little curious. have got all my materials except the top rail, waiting on a friend to get me a deal on some fence rails. He made a comment about using an old swing set, thought it would be light enough weight and all components included. Has anyone tried this before? I have noticed some comments on having the top rail sitting above the legs, as would be the case with a swingset... but thought I would ask
    Yes, you are a little curious. (couldn't resist...)

    No reason a swing set wouldn't work. Unless you cut the legs down the rail will be pretty high though. You'll need a bit more length to get the hangle you want.

    Lots of stands of the "otherwise discarded" variety have been used. Not sure what you have that's "light weight" though. Got a picture?
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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.

    #1- Olddog
    #2- flashbang009
    #3- hppyfngy, with first angled ends
    #4- linuxhack
    #5- mys4sllc
    #6- samsara
    #7- letstieoneon
    #8- Cole
    #9- Fontana Horseman
    #10 & #11- olzeke and wife
    #12 & #13- CamRuns and brother
    #14- carmen2kayak
    #15- Troy64
    #16- Throkda
    #17- OldMart
    #18- Spiffguy
    #19- Aven
    #20- hppyfngy for nephew
    #21- Mundele
    #22- meanmoe
    #23- Chuck Gravy
    #24- spinkid
    #25- samsara's daughter, version 2.0
    #26- old4hats
    #27- CptAhmadKnackwurst
    #28- Fish<><
    #29- Shortbus
    #30- Clarinath
    #31- Silvertitan
    #32- NoahWhey
    #33- trhang
    #34- TheKid
    #35- Suburban
    #36- gp_griz
    #37- Sidewinder
    #38- wattson
    #39- thehappymailman
    #40- Datahiker
    #41-#43- seadad9903
    #44- samsara (another TD 2.0)
    #45- Roadrunnr72
    #46- RePete (sort of )
    #47- Rampant
    #48- duallain
    #49- Jiffiboy
    #50- ohiohiker
    #51- Kyle6357
    #52- sandpiper
    #53- gmcpcs
    #54- Sweeper
    #55- Shotgunred
    #56- TZBrown
    #57- Jrprince
    #58- Rodewin
    #59- AT4ever
    #60 & 61- ironfish77
    #63, 64, 65 hppyfngy - one for yard and two more nephews.
    #66- NikkiC!!
    #67-huauqui
    #68-ThreeD
    #69- Co-Forever
    #70- njredneck
    #71-bdaabat
    #72- mjkjr
    #73- Wolle
    #74- timabababaluka for daughter
    #75- clemsonstew
    #76- dink712
    #77- jpmason
    #78- Alan Burd
    #79- harleynemo
    #80- JaxHiker
    #81- bundy71
    #82 & 83 Chigger
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    #85 gee_something
    #86 Deacon
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    Chigger and Shulzi, Welcome aboard the forum. How about some pics when you get the chance, we love the pics!
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