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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    Awesome. Using different amsteel helps know what end is the head w/o taking it out of the bag

    I'm glad that the thread has inspired some to get there and try it. Thanks!
    It was very very easy.
    I can't believe I let them sit here for over 2 weeks!

    Even kids can do this. LOL!

    oh, and I took the suggestion of using ZingIt for the whipping, Worked so well, I thought, " it can't be this easy."

    VERY comfy!
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    I just finished whipping 6 of them in various colors for Christmas presents. One for my wife,3 sons and 2 of theirs girlfriends. Maybe then I can have mine back. Now to sew six stuff sacks and 12 tree straps and my holiday shopping is done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artjrk View Post
    I just finished whipping 6 of them in various colors for Christmas presents. One for my wife,3 sons and 2 of theirs girlfriends. Maybe then I can have mine back. Now to sew six stuff sacks and 12 tree straps and my holiday shopping is done.
    Talk about a "very merry Christmas for all!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artjrk View Post
    I just finished whipping 6 of them in various colors for Christmas presents. One for my wife,3 sons and 2 of theirs girlfriends. Maybe then I can have mine back. Now to sew six stuff sacks and 12 tree straps and my holiday shopping is done.
    I thought I was busy with 3 of them. They should make awesome gifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artjrk View Post
    I just finished whipping 6 of them in various colors for Christmas presents. One for my wife,3 sons and 2 of theirs girlfriends. Maybe then I can have mine back. Now to sew six stuff sacks and 12 tree straps and my holiday shopping is done.
    What suspension are you putting on them?
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    Glad you asked. I just got the rings delivered. But I have a problem. I have amsteel loops for the whipping. I have two rings larks headed to the amsteel. I am using 1" polyester webbing for the tree straps. And I am taking the straps down to the rings.

    My problem is the webbing is slipping under force. The rings are 1.5" steel welded. Attached is s photo on how the set up is.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355180764.652088.jpg

    Any suggestions as to why this isn't working? Am I doing something wrong?
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    Maybe scuff them up a little, the aluminum ones I have seen have a slight texture to it, chrome may be too smooth for it...

    But I have not played with rings so this is just a thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artjrk View Post
    Glad you asked. I just got the rings delivered. But I have a problem. I have amsteel loops for the whipping. I have two rings larks headed to the amsteel. I am using 1" polyester webbing for the tree straps. And I am taking the straps down to the rings.

    My problem is the webbing is slipping under force. The rings are 1.5" steel welded. Attached is s photo on how the set up is.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355180764.652088.jpg

    Any suggestions as to why this isn't working? Am I doing something wrong?
    The steel rings have a much smaller diameter and less surface area than aluminum climbing rings, so like Brute wrote, they're probably too slippery. Try a slippery half hitch in the webbing after the rings.

    Also, the strength of the welded steel rings might be an issue. Do they have a rating?
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    The rings said 200#. I figured the two together should be good.

    I spent a couple minutes with the dremel and they held fine. So I think I'm good to go. Just 22 more rings to scuff up.
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    I'd guess the same, thinner rings, equals less surface area for the webbing to grab. Mixed with a polished surface...
    Try giving it a quick slippery hitch to lock it in.

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