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    Re: The TurtleDog stand

    Quote Originally Posted by turtlelady View Post

    BTW: My Turtledog stand has segmented legs using @24" wooden hinged 2x2 legs for the top segments, but 4' army canopy poles for the bottom segments. I carved the bottom 4-6" of the wooden top segments into round inserts to connect the two segments. I made the slanted top cuts. I will try to add a photo when I can get some techy help for that tomorrow.

    Enjoy. Turtlelady
    Now I'm really looking forward to seeing this!

    BTW, I wasn't trying to cause trouble messing with "the list".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana Hammock View Post
    ...I'll unthread one eyebolt from one end of the ridge-pole, and press-fit nuts into both sides of the 3-foot extension...
    If you can press fit an all thread connector instead of a nut into the conduit, the increased length will provide a much more stable connection for ridgepole joints. I'm not sure this can be done without specialized tooling, but thought I'd bring it to your attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlelady View Post
    I have a question after making my TurtleDog stand recently. The alignment of my third, short leg can become skewed when the stand is jostled when unweighted, due to the pivoting of the hinge on the other two legs. I experienced this recently on an especially slick floor. I noticed the misalignment soon enough to avoid any mishap but it sure surprised me. Has anyone else encountered problems with this skewing and made modifications to set the alignment or stop the pivoting of the rectangular part of the hinge?


    Enjoy. Turtlelady
    TL, I think adding rubber feet and snugging up the bolts on your hinges should fix this. I keep mine snug enough that they will move, but there is ample friction to keep them where I put them. The rubber feet make all the difference on slick surfaces.
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    Hppyfngy: Thank you. Tightening the bolts won't do the trick in this case. But, yes, you are spot on. Duh! We drilled the holes too big!

    Now to decide whether to redrill or leave that as is and put in a movement limiting fix external to the hinge. Gosh, you mean I have to fiddle and tweak my setup again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlelady View Post
    Hppyfngy: Thank you. Tightening the bolts won't do the trick in this case. But, yes, you are spot on. Duh! We drilled the holes too big!

    Now to decide whether to redrill or leave that as is and put in a movement limiting fix external to the hinge. Gosh, you mean I have to fiddle and tweak my setup again?
    Some big old fender washers should spread the friction over the 2x regardless of how big the holes are. Well, to a point anyway...

    Yes, more fiddling and tweaking. So sad...
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    I've had a very busy couple of weeks but nonetheless, my turtledog stand is complete! It was made just in time for my tent camper's maiden voyage. Staying for 10 days at a local campground which I knew in advance had no trees on my site . I missed my hammock lately & knew I had to do something about it!

    I went with the angled 2x2 route along with some 3/8" eyebolts, 1 3/8" toprail and a 4" hinge. I also added some varnish to assist in the weathering ability and a paracord setup for stability and tarp support. This independence day week is anything but partying w/ some awful weather but I did just slip in a nap . The whole setup holds me(160lb) and my gf(120lb).

    I found some 1 1/4" rubber chair feet to slip around the ends of the toprail which helps protect the wood AND the camper during transportation.

    I just need to do some research on tarps...as I'm really sick of bringing the hammock out every time the sun peaks through.

    Well, at last...

    The new camper AND my turtledog stand
    Fyi, my gf in the background figured out how to tie some taughtline knots & prettied up my paracord setup lol




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    Hope you enjoy!

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    Hope you enjoy!

    Looks great!

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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.

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    I should have waited ten more to be #200...but I couldnt resist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    If you can press fit an all thread connector instead of a nut into the conduit, the increased length will provide a much more stable connection for ridgepole joints. I'm not sure this can be done without specialized tooling, but thought I'd bring it to your attention.

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    You're right. I failed miserably in my attempt to segment with the regular nuts, so I gave up.

    Archy88, your camper looks about the same size as your hammock now!

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