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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    If you have room for a second nut on the end of your eyebolt, you could tie off your tarp in between them below the pole. Maybe grind off the threads there to prevent damaging the tarp lines. Or tape them up.

    Just a thought...
    Thanks! That's actually what I meant...I know I said eyebolt, but was meaning the bottom threaded part. Good thinking on taping the threads to prevent damage to the tarp lines.

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    So, here's my version.I used 2x2's that I ripped out of the wall we're demolishing. My buddy had two pieces left from a chain link fence he took down and gave them to me. One was a post, and one a top rail, so I slid the top rail into the post, added a bolt along with two options for holes so I can vary it from 11-13'.
    Don't mind the mess, it's set up in the room were tearing down.





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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!
    #111 & 112 - Rightside
    #113 - tato
    #114 - Randy
    #115 - Mag
    #116 - Aardvark
    #117 - Brute1100
    #118 - ptsal
    #119 - Bankheadboy
    #120 - old4hats' second
    #121 - UncleClark
    #122 & 123 - hppyfngy, the Master TD maker!
    #124 - Humpback
    #125 - jima59
    #126 - 100MileBill
    #127 - WV
    #128 - rcracin24
    #129 - NWOHanger

    That has to be the best price on a TD. Looks good.
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    Yea, I think it came in at about $25 for the hardware. If I lived in a populated area, it would have probably been around $15. Now to test out the winter gear in the backyard!

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    Question What size hinge?

    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    I've had several people pm me about cutting these angles on the tripods so I thought since I was building another couple I'd show how I do it.

    I am finding I like the length of the legs to be 75" for the longer legs, and 72-1/4" for the shorter one.

    You could make a pattern, but I just eyeball this kind of stuff. I did calculate the spread I thought I wanted originally, but now I just use these rough measurements.

    For a 2x2 that's actually 1-1/2"x1-1/2", (typical size,) I go in 1/4" from the edge and down 4-1/2" for the pair of forward legs of the tripod, and in 1/4" and down 2-1/2" for the third leg.



    So with the two legs lined up, I just lay the hinge on and align everything so I can see I am on center and the holes are centered on the legs. This works out best as I've ended up with different hinges each time...





    Then once I have the two legs together I line up the third leg and mark it.





    Once it's all bolted together it's a very sturdy system.







    It definitely takes longer to cut the angles but I don't need any lines to limit the spread. Works for me!
    Hppyfngy - Maybe you said in another part of this thread, but I wasn't able to find it, can you (or anyone that knows), tell me what hinge you used? Was it a Stanley 4" Tee Hinge? Looking at them at Lowes and they seem sort of small but any bigger and there are 4 holes not three (so there is none in the center like you have) I guess I could drill one in the center, but I was wondering what you used.

    THanks to everyone that contributed - I'm using the 4' military aluminum poles for the horizontal pole (they came in the mail yesterday - got 4 but will probably only use 3), just need to make these tripods and then I'll be hanging indoors.

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    The hinge I used has 4 holes. I hung it from the same spot on each hinge, so when the hammock is hung it goes from the hole on one side, crosses the center line to the hole on the other tripod. You can see the empty hole in my picture above.

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    It is a 4" tee hinge. I have tried several brands and don't recall which one is in the pictures.

    Actually the latest ones I found also have the holes lined up down the middle of the tee too. That's nice as it keeps the bolts centered on the leg.

    If I can figure out which brand it is I'll add that to the instructions.

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    Finished my stand. Photo of it in my cluttered man cave


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    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by doogie View Post
    Finished my stand. Photo of it in my cluttered man cave
    Awesome Doogie! It makes me sleepy just to look at it.


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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
    Page #2
    #101 - turtleburger
    #102 - JakobW
    #103 - berksound
    #104 - HangDenAround
    #105 - civetta62
    #106 - LEAGLE
    #107 - joeybravo13
    #108 - JohnSawyer
    #109 - JaxHiker
    #110 - delphyves, the first from France!
    #111 & 112 - Rightside
    #113 - tato
    #114 - Randy
    #115 - Mag
    #116 - Aardvark
    #117 - Brute1100
    #118 - ptsal
    #119 - Bankheadboy
    #120 - old4hats' second
    #121 - UncleClark
    #122 & 123 - hppyfngy, the Master TD maker!
    #124 - Humpback
    #125 - jima59
    #126 - 100MileBill
    #127 - WV
    #128 - rcracin24
    #129 - NWOHanger
    #130 - doogie

    Like that quikclip/ring toprail suspension.
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