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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    Talking VIDEO & PICS - Completed BWDD Hex DIY Tarp 2.0

    So after weeks of hammockforum research, a little CAD sketching, and lots of thread injecting, my very first DIY hammock tarp is completed!!!!

    I don't have a weight, and when I get a little more time, I'll post dimensions.

    I'm not sure how to embed the video, so a little help from a wiser member would be great.

    VIDEO

    Here's a few pics on the build.

    Making sure of the initial length


    Sewing the ridgeline with a little help from the Playdoe crew




    Setting up a template for the cat-cut



    Cat-cut completed


    Bummer my chair broke....I mean GREAT! Look at all that heavy duty camo material



    Sewing the reinforcements



    And the side panel pullouts


    FINAL PRODUCT IN IT'S ELEMENT



    Let me know what you guys and gal think....after all you helped me build it.
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    Looks very nice indeed! Also loved the trampoline play in a floor length gown!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    Looks very nice indeed! Also loved the trampoline play in a floor length gown!

    Thanks!

    That was the most elegant $7 we've ever spent. She's my little princess with her own flowery hammock.

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    Very very nicely done there - congrats!
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    Looks real nice. It's funny how different you look at things once you have a sewing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Algonz View Post
    Looks real nice. It's funny how different you look at things once you have a sewing machine.
    Totally! I was cleaning the garage last weekend, and I caught myself cutting nylon webbing off of an old booster seat that was headed for the trash. You never know when you'll need to sew on a tie-out somewhere.
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    What I have to say is that you've got more guts than I do, tarp construction has too many potential pot holes to fall into for me. I really do like the end result, great job. Intellectually I know it can be done, and having camped with chickenwing one weekend and seeing tarps he has made and listening to his good instructions I have been tempted, but as of yet, fear prevails. I look forward to your next project, after this nothing should seem too hard.

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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats View Post
    What I have to say is that you've got more guts than I do, tarp construction has too many potential pot holes to fall into for me. I really do like the end result, great job. Intellectually I know it can be done, and having camped with chickenwing one weekend and seeing tarps he has made and listening to his good instructions I have been tempted, but as of yet, fear prevails. I look forward to your next project, after this nothing should seem too hard.

    Wow! Thanks

    The project as a whole can seem very daunting, but if you look at each step individually, it's not so bad. My advice is to build it as time allows, don't rush, and if you are tired of sewing on tie-out reinforcements, take a day or two off. The excitement will build again, and you can go at it refreshed.

    Like I said in the video, I have a pretty cool tarp mod coming, but I have to order some shock cord first. I'm hoping it works out like my prototype did....
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0wb0y_hubs View Post
    Wow! Thanks

    The project as a whole can seem very daunting, but if you look at each step individually, it's not so bad. My advice is to build it as time allows, don't rush, and if you are tired of sewing on tie-out reinforcements, take a day or two off. The excitement will build again, and you can go at it refreshed.

    Like I said in the video, I have a pretty cool tarp mod coming, but I have to order some shock cord first. I'm hoping it works out like my prototype did....
    Looks good!
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Nicely done! Couple of questions:
    Have you missed the catcut on the doors?
    What cordage did you use?
    Any idea on total cost/weight/dimensions yet?

    I tell you what... That tarp could be an inspiration to get the sewing machine back out. Thanks for posting.

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