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    Senior Member mbcruzin's Avatar
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    I've been thinking of trying this. Thanks for the walk through caveman.
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    Thanks you and the other contributors, ill give it a try. I was wondering what the knotty mod was. I thought it was a special knot on the gathered end.

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    Nice tutorial. I made a tablecloth hammock with the bigger tablecloth. I may need to try the smaller one.
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    What is the weight on your finished hammock?
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    I don't have a scale, but the fabric is about 2.6 oz per yard. 60x126.

    I tried to do the math and I think it's about 15 oz? Math is not my strong point though...I could be wrong.
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    Caveman helped me make one at the Texas hangout a few weekends back... I used some ugly paracord because its what I have... It works... We also tried different whipping methods... I have yet to play for an extensive time to see if I feel a different but whatever it is... It's comfy...
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    this is the way to go for me. tried it last night and made a huge difference in the lay of my diy hammock.
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    I made my first tablecloth hammock just like in the OP, pulling out about 2 inches on the edges before whipping. It really is comfortable once I'm in, and the diagonal lay is quite comfortable. But I do have to get out of it with my hands pushing down into the middle of the hammock so that I don't put too much weight on the edges. And the edge often falls into my face until I adjust my position.

    I wonder if it might help to pull a little fabric from the middle before whipping. It might make for an uncomfortable center ridge, but it could help the diagonal lay become even flatter and help with getting out.

    My other thought for the next version was to NOT pull the edges so far, and maybe add knotty mods.

    If love to hear from some of you who have already tried some of this.

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    Knotty mod fixes floppy sides
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrg View Post
    Just purchased some crinkle tablecloths to make several for family. can you use paracord to hang your hammock if you double it. i was thinking of doubling a 20' piece to make a 10' length and tying a series of knots to use for adjustment points, using a carabiner on the hammock to attach to rope setup. is this setup ok to use or what type of cord could i use. weight would not be an issue. new to hanging
    Snugpak used doubled paracord to hang their bugfree model a couple of years back. I tried it and it works, but with a lot of stretch that requires a bit of adjusting. 1/4" Polyester rope worked much better
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