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  1. #1611
    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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    Darn it gmcttr, emoticons let us down again...

    As is in someone or other's sig line:

    "If any of my comments can be interpreted in more than one way, I meant the good one."

    or something to that effect...
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  2. #1612
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    The TurtleDog stand

    Bought all the parts but ran out of time building it today! I'll have one of these by next weekend!!
    -Aaron
    Proud owner of TurtleDog stand #198


  3. #1613
    Senior Member Floridahanger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nift View Post
    Mike your question is fine. gmcttr is trying to help Floridahanger understand...
    I don't think this is the case since I have a pretty good understanding of the concepts of the different forces applied to the varying separate axis involved.
    That said, maybe I wasn't clear with my typing. I often tend to step on my toes or fingers in this case
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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    The TurtleDog stand

    I'm going to be building mine tomorrow... Have a question though:
    I'm planning to use this with my ENO DN with the "stock" rope suspension/biners. What length ridge pole have others used with this setup to get a good hang angle?
    I'm going to try to scour the thread for an answer, but I thought I'd ask...
    Thanks!
    -Aaron
    Proud owner of TurtleDog stand #198


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    Member 1-Hung-Low's Avatar
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    TurtleDog Stand

    Built ~Tweaked~Transported~Tested~APPROVED…

    TurtleDogFrame:
    2” x 2” x 7’ non angled legs attached to a Heavy Duty 6” T-Hinge.
    Legs are tethered 24” up from bottom end to maintain a 48” spread.
    ľ” eye bolts on the bottom hinge hole of the single leg. (used for tie down if needed).
    3 piece Ridgepole:
    2 - 10’6” chain link top rails, one cut to 6’, the other 7’.
    Each of the tapered end sections are trimmed to 41” with 3/8” eye bolts set in 2” w/vinyl tubing to protect the continuous loop.
    This allows the choice of a 12’ or 13’ ridgeline.
    Ridgepole Hang:
    Hinge – shackle – S-hook, 9” length of 3/16”chain – S-hook to eye bolt on ridgepole.
    This allows adjustment for a correct hang angle and a desired distance from bottom of hammock to the ground
    Hammock Hang:
    6” amsteel continuous loop, integrated in webbing/buckle suspension slipped over the ridgepole on the outside of the vinyl protected eye bolts.
    Sorry no pics, having trouble posting them
    Last edited by 1-Hung-Low; 08-01-2013 at 11:00.

  6. #1616
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-Hung-Low View Post
    [B][CENTER]B...Sorry I havenít included pictures, so far I have been unable to post them....
    Pics or it didn't happen....

    Photos According to Shug

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    The simplest with my computer handicap is to:
    Click- Post Reply
    Click- Attachments ( paperclip)
    this opens a box allowing up to 10 photo downloads from your computer. See if that will work for you.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Member 1-Hung-Low's Avatar
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    After looking at Shugs video, my pics were too big.
    Thanks for the help...
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #1619
    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-Hung-Low View Post
    After looking at Shugs video, my pics were too big.
    Thanks for the help...
    Very nice! I really like the idea of the eyebolt in the hinge.

    Clever!
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  10. #1620
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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
    #131 - WhiteHillReptile
    #132 - catalyst
    #133 - Lupus
    #134 - bowl-maker
    #135 - ewhammock
    #136 - Privateer
    #137 - Settle
    #138 - obmit
    #139 - Jazilla
    #140 - kk4df
    #141 - gothmog
    #142 - Pj1008
    #143 - the2nddeal
    #144 - samjaynes
    #145 - HamMike
    #146 - Veto 65
    #147 - bonsaihiker
    #148 - Peartree
    #149 - hawghanger, for daughter
    #150 - oldfatguy
    #151 - raleighbuckner
    #152 - Corpus
    #153 - Owl
    #154 - Ryn8tor
    #155 & 156 - talldaddy
    #157 & 158 - creativeKayt & nephew
    #159 - body942
    #160 - Jim697
    #161 - ConnerMan
    #162 - Mannowar
    #163 - HayJay
    #164 - recentconvert
    #165 - PappyAmos
    #166 - for dkurfiss by harleynemo
    #167 - MrClean417
    #168 - Miguel
    #169 - camoxjeep
    #170 - Snarl
    #171 & 172 - mitchamaphone
    #173 - oldpappy
    #174 - jmstallard
    #175 - CamRun's second
    #176 - FlyingFox
    #177 - FLRider
    #178 - pumkinpete
    #179 - sdc
    #180 - Unmighty
    #181 - bdaabat's second
    #182, 183, 184 - hillbilly. Set of 3 aluminum stands
    #185 - georgecarr
    #186 - HickoryStick
    #187 - Banana Hammock and his Banana Stand!
    #188 - nitokerght
    #189 - turtlelady
    #190 - archy88
    #191 - Tankosl
    #192 - Womble
    #193 - SouthernExposure
    #194 - Chug
    #195 - Bakon
    #196 - Cascades
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