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    The uprights hinge back to being the size of 2 stacked 2x3s so I can store them in the shed for the winter, and overall it feels pretty solid. I might work on a variation to hang both kid hammocks side by side using 2 lines on each end instead of one; they don't weigh combined as much as 1 adult, so I should be able to knock the expense down a bit.

    It is amusing how much hardware you find in the stores that say "not for use with athletic equipment or for supporting human weight"

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    What i always find funny is the stuff that says "rated for 1000 lbs, not for lifting humans"... What kind of humans do you have in your area that 1000 lbs ain't enough??? It all boils back down to liability, I have trusted my safety to 550 cord more than once... But my safety lanyard for work is rated for like 2200 lbs...
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    I just bit the bullet on some DIY materials myself. I'm too cheap to spend money on something that's already made especially when all the fun of making that something's gone.

    I ordered materials for a Winter tarp and a dual layer taffeta hammock with bugnet. Going for a roaming gnome kinda gig with completely zippable bugnet. I hope my DIY turns out as nice as your stuff did, I'm not exactly used to working with sewing machines.
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    liability, indeed.. it's sad that they have to even print that sort of thing.

    Rothman: I hadn't used a sewing machine ever until I bought one for my wife as an xmas present; she took lessons when she was very young, but hadn't touched one since. I had her show me the basics, and I used it more than she did in the first two months. She has since done quite a bit with it (mostly projects for the kids), but I've still logged more hours on it than she has by a pretty good margin, I think.

    I learned to sew by hand as a very young boy from my grandmother, and took to the machine pretty well. It's easier than you think, but take your time and don't be afraid of getting out the thread ripper and starting over on something you don't like the quality of.

    My wife warned me that zippers are a PITA, and though we have a zipper foot for our machine, I haven't been brave enough to try sewing one yet. It's on my list, as my ripstop hammock hasn't been treated to a bugnet yet.

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    Dang... zipperfoot huh? Never heard of it but it makes sense now. I'll have to check if the wifes machine has one though I doubt it. Well there's an immediate set back.... I may end up having to use some of my Macgyver skills on the zipper. Thanks for the input.
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    Top entry bug net... No zippers
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    Brute: got a link? I'm wondering if a top entry bug net is what I'm after. If it doesn't involve sewing on a zipper, it probably is

    EDIT: nevermind, I suspect this is what you're talking about, and if so: way cool.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33714

    I'll ponder that design, I think it'd work well for my needs.
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    That's one but that one has a zipper on it... But it is detachable... Top Entry Detachable=TED...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=29395

    Is what i was referring to... Just a rolled hem at the edge of it all and a couple of pieces of shock cord... The thread is worth reading just to find out the evolution of it all...
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