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    You put the eye thru/in the ring, then open the eye and push each side of the eye around the ring... its hard to describe. Then you do it again with the other eye coming in from the other side so they're semi-symmetrical. Let me know if that doesn't make sense.

    If you look closely at the first two pictures on page 1 you can see, not really how to do it, but that they are equal but opposite in the way they go thru both rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    You put the eye thru/in the ring, then open the eye and push each side of the eye around the ring...
    The eye in the Amsteel must be larger than the ring!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    You put the eye thru/in the ring, then open the eye and push each side of the eye around the ring...
    Well now I just feel silly.

    Thanks, Red and Mad777!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    Well now I just feel silly.
    I know lots of silly people. You are not one of them. Trust me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    Well now I just feel silly.

    Thanks, Red and Mad777!
    Most things are simple, once one knows the trick. ;-)

    Interesting discussion. Now I have something else to try when I can get back in a hammock!

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    Looks like a brilliant mod to my Frontline.

    One question though - It seems that the fabric itself would still tend to work its way towards the center point and a starting spread of 6" may end up at something less. Has this happened to any noticeable extent? If so, should the fabric be somehow fixed in place so it can't slide inwards on the amsteel?

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    Well now I just feel silly.
    There is always someone sillier.

    Does anyone have an aluminum welder I can borrow?
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    Red,

    What was the width of hammock material you initially tried this with? I have a 90" wide blank I was thinking about experimenting with and was curious as to how much wider the spreader might need to be, and whether it is a linear correlation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLScouthanger View Post
    Red,

    What was the width of hammock material you initially tried this with? I have a 90" wide blank I was thinking about experimenting with and was curious as to how much wider the spreader might need to be, and whether it is a linear correlation.
    I am not positive on the width but probably around 60", finished I'd WAG it around 58". A wider bar might be better with 90"but I don't know how much, maybe 8" hole to hole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Passinthru View Post
    Looks like a brilliant mod to my Frontline.

    One question though - It seems that the fabric itself would still tend to work its way towards the center point and a starting spread of 6" may end up at something less. Has this happened to any noticeable extent? If so, should the fabric be somehow fixed in place so it can't slide inwards on the amsteel?
    I haven't had to "pin" the fabric to the corners of the suspension yet, it seems to not gather too badly in the center. I think the secret may beto get the suspension fairly tight on the under side of the bar, where it passes thru the hammock channel. Not positive tho'.
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