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    Ray's No Sew Hammock


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    I didn't get that far - he says to use a bedsheet and 244-lb. rated rope. Somebody needs to say something to him before people start getting hurt.
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    It won't be " No Sew" anymore when he gets his stitches after that rope breaks and drops him on his head.

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    plus not all sheets are created equal..some at wally world are just short of burlap..and dont have much strength.. but hey that might be a use for those old silk sheets

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    The knot itself is actually quite useful. I started out whipping my hammock, but then switched to this. Now I do it w/webbing and only wrap it around 1.5 times. Works like a charm and is fairly easy to untie if you want to adjust the lay/length.

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    I think I remember reading that somewhere on WB.

    Word of caution. I have ended up on the ground using ripstop with out sewing the edges. I have ended up on the ground using para cord rated at 500 lbs with a decent angle to it.

    Take it for what its worth, but I would not do it.
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    I ended up on the ground from my whipping sliding off the end. It was still coiled and stuck to my support webbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkysko View Post
    I ended up on the ground from my whipping sliding off the end. It was still coiled and stuck to my support webbing.
    Did you hem the ends of your body material? I can't imagine that a tight whipping could slide past a good thick hem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Did you hem the ends of your body material? I can't imagine that a tight whipping could slide past a good thick hem.
    lol, no, I didn't, it was just a quicky test. i used about 8 wraps of the whipping and pulled it pretty darn tight (I leave 2 feet on each side so I can wrap it around my hands and pull real tight). I bet you're right, I haven't had my hemmed ones fail me. I was just glad that it was the whipping that failed and not the fabric or my hand-stitched webbing loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkysko View Post
    lol, no, I didn't, it was just a quicky test. i used about 8 wraps of the whipping and pulled it pretty darn tight (I leave 2 feet on each side so I can wrap it around my hands and pull real tight). I bet you're right, I haven't had my hemmed ones fail me. I was just glad that it was the whipping that failed and not the fabric or my hand-stitched webbing loop.
    You'd be surprised how strong stitching is, especially what you do by hand. And once you get your ends hemmed, you won't have that problem again. Oh - and another (maybe easier) way to tighten the whipping is to use a couple of pairs of pliers. Don't need as much excess cord that way. Or you could use wire ties, of course.
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