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    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats View Post
    This thing looks fantastic! Could you share the source of the aluminum square tubing? Something tells me that one of these needs to live at my house.
    I went to a local sheet metal dealer. He has steel, and aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bundy71 View Post
    You're looking at $40 and change in those 6 aluminum tubes. The hinges were another 16, the ridge pole, and bolts I had. But I'd say that total would be around $75.
    That's not bad at all. $7/leg vs $3 for treated, which is much heavier.

    Only reason I haven't done the gmcttr stand is the weight. Well, and the cost...
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    So now I am gonna check with the door and window factory down the street! They always have lots of aluminum scrap, nothing there I can use but maybe they have something inside to use on new products that I can use.
    Will let you all know
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    Was using my TDS last night. All went well. I may need to rethink my hammock suspension to see if I can shorten it, to raise the hammock a little more. I wasn't on the ground, but lower than I wanted. I also found out what happens when you leave the stand up, with hammock and tarp and a little wind. I have a Guide Gear tarp that I was using, and I think it would have held fine, but I added a pole mod (2 poles, inside). With the pole mod, the sides of the tarp really don't pull down tight. It held for a while, but I was teaching a class at BSA Leader training, and when I finished, I looked over and one tripods was on the ground. Luck for me, nothing was damaged. The only 2 things that I was worried about was the poles in the pole mod and the hinges. Both were unhurt.
    The worst part was that I had extra amsteel for anchoring the stand, but didn't use them, as I was hoping the tarp would hold it. And it would have if I didn't have the pole mod.

    On a good note, the pole mod was a success. Had plenty of room. The night cooled off and even before climbing in to the hammock, there was a heavy dew on the outside. Waking up this morning, I had condensation on the inside, and plenty of water on the outside, almost looked like it rained (but it hadn't). The only thing I have left for the pole mod, is finding a way to keep the poles upright, in the center. I didn't have too many problems with them falling over, and not at all when sleeping. I don't want to sew anything to the ridge and chance a leak, so I'm thinking about adding a length of zing-it, from end to end along the ridge, with two loops lined up with the pole mods. Then I can attach mini carabiners to the loops and my poles. This should keep them from moving, or at least enough to not cause any problems...........Thanks.........RR
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    ...So I am in my rescue vehicle today, driving between stations when something catches my eye. A local church had a fall festival and apparently there was a large scout campout in the field next to the church at the same time. I almost drove off the road (which would be really embarrassing for me at that point) when I saw two TDS stands with nice warbonnet hammocks hanging from them. I spun the truck around before I really thought about what I was doing and pulled in to the lot. Then I realized there was no one around them and I was beginning to attract some worried looks. I decided to drive off without meeting the TDS owners but I really wanted to chat with them.
    The TDS stands were made with 2by wood and were really nice.
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    Resqsarge, you do realize we hammock hangers are allowed more leniency in such situations!
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    That is what I was telling myself but the supervisor part of me took over and I realized it was probably more responsible to get back to work than to insinuate myself into the apparently well organized scouting event as the weird cop-looking dude who wanted to meet the hammockers. (For the record I am not weird, at least not to HF folks anyway) LOL
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    I saw "threats", but no "proof". So has anyone tied two hammocks to a shared tripod?

    I'm wondering how to rig up the Clark Vertex. Sounds like two tripods for the head-end, two ridge poles, and a shared tripod for the foot-end might work.

    How strong are the tripods - Can they support double the weight?

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    It took me awhile to find this but I knew I had seen it somewhere.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=55422
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Painted my TDS the other day. Hunt Club Green.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349624457.119023.jpg
    I also weighed my TDS. It weighs in at 16 pounds. Pretty light! I did not Include the ridge pole in that, as I am playing around with different poles, and have not decided which one to use yet.
    Last edited by bundy71; 10-07-2012 at 18:01.
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