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04-15-2011, 15:28   #11
TZBrown

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 Originally Posted by SinisterMinister Three questions about your diagram: 1. Do you have the hammock body cut as a parallelogram? Yes, but it is not cut on a 45deg, just pulled back 20 inches, the triangle long side does not match as it does in the drawing 2. Is this a top down view of the hammock body or bottom up? It would be a bottom up view, if I had better drawing abilities the triangle piece would be dashed lines, showing it was on the other side of the hammock body. 3. I didn't do so well in Geometry class...what does "radius corner to 3 inches" mean? Basically just find a tube about 3 inches across and put it in the corner and draw a semi circle around it to round off the corner, rather than square it. Thanks!
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 Originally Posted by Shug Yeah....c'mon TZ .....video time))))))))) Shug the Pushy
My video abilities are not even close to my drawing skills, but I may give it a go.

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 Originally Posted by Knotty Will be following this thread and may soon be injecting some thread based on this. Very interesting!
Yea lots of twisted thoughts here.
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04-15-2011, 15:31   #12
TZBrown

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 Originally Posted by mbiraman Good timing TZ. I'm in the market for a second hammock and was himmin and hawin between Traveler and DIY. THIS has me curious. As yet i don't understand the directions, i'm better visually, but i look forward to hearing if it passes durability. If it does i would love to see a short vid on the process. Thanks TZ
Sorry I missed you Mbiraman, I believe it will pass duability and may give a video a try, but my video skills are way down there.
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 04-15-2011, 15:40 #13 OneEye Senior Member   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: San Joaquin County, California View my gallery 14 Posts: 241 Images: 14 I think I see what is going on. You sew 60" of the top hem from the main hammock body to the two 30" sides of the triangle. The 3" radius at the corner makes for a smoother transition as you sew a straight line to the two different sides of the addition. The long side of the triangle then becomes part of the hammock edge, and the extra length from the triangle sides becomes the sag for the foot box. Very clever. I think I will have to try this one. Would adding a smaller triangle on the head side make for almost no shoulder squeeze, or would you then be in an inverted banana? -Mike
 04-15-2011, 16:01 #14 turnerminator     Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Peterborough,UK Hammock: DIY Pertex Tarp: DIY with doors on Insulation: Down and synthetic Suspension: Whoopies & hooks Posts: 1,316 Fantastic! What a great post and an even better bit of DIY. I can't wait to find out how it hangs, have to get started on one asap. I think you may have started something........ +3 on the video
 04-15-2011, 21:13 #15 Redoleary     Join Date: Feb 2009 Location: Pennfield, MI Hammock: DIY gathered end Tarp: Hinterland gear Insulation: down bag Suspension: strap & E.T.'s View my gallery 69 Posts: 3,143 Images: 69 That looks great. Nicely done. Also one more vote for a video. __________________ Good luck, RED My Youtube Channel Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace without end to you. adapted from - ancient gaelic runes
 04-15-2011, 23:12 #16 jrophoff New Member     Join Date: Sep 2010 Location: Byron Center, MI Hammock: GT Tarp: FFT Insulation: PLUQ / Pea Pod SB Suspension: Whoopies Posts: 30 Another way to do the radius corner to 3" if you don't have the tubing. Grab a ruler and place it where it is 3" across. Mark it at 1.5", and set your compass to 1.5". Then use your compass to make the semi circle. If you don't have a compass, measure up 1.5" from your first mark and draw two arcs.
 04-19-2011, 22:43 #17 MadRacDad Member     Join Date: Jan 2011 Location: Poca WV Hammock: WBRR dbl 1.1 Tarp: Superfly Insulation: Shopping Suspension: DIY whoopie\SLS View my gallery 6 Posts: 82 Images: 6 I really like this plan but I'm wondering if it needs adjusted for height. I suppose a long term test is required. If you don't mind could I ask how tall you are? Then I could adjust accordingly if I decide to try this design. It looks very promising. __________________ I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree.... Joyce Kilmer "Trees"
04-20-2011, 07:09   #18
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 Originally Posted by MadRacDad I really like this plan but I'm wondering if it needs adjusted for height. I suppose a long term test is required. If you don't mind could I ask how tall you are? Then I could adjust accordingly if I decide to try this design. It looks very promising.
I am 5'8" tall and weigh 180. A bit wide in the shoulders, with about a 35 inch waist.

I am working on a second one, from 1.7 now, for my wife, she is 5'4" tall. The ridgeline, between knots ended up at 6 foot, with 116 inch start to the cloth, using 6 inches for a double fold channel at each end.

Since doing the second one I would extend the footbox side to 120 inches from 116. I would also, on the head end, only have a 7 inch extension on the left side. There is a bit to much of sag on the left side for my tastes.

The other reason for less length on the left side is to match a zipper to the side for a bugnet, and not have puckers, it needs to be shorter. She won't do the open type bugnet

If you use the Hug bugnet, setting both sides to the same length with the Zing It line fixes that problem but the side gathers some.

TZ
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 04-20-2011, 07:40 #19 Running Feather     Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Hendersonville, NC Hammock: DIY of the Day Tarp: DIY of the Day Insulation: DIY PLoft/IX-UQ/TQ Suspension: WS or Spyder Line View my gallery 1 Posts: 2,278 Images: 1 Looks great TZ. Can't wait to see it in person!! __________________ "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "
 04-20-2011, 08:38 #20 SmokeHouse Senior Member     Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: Arkansas Hammock: WB bb 1.1, Many 11' DIY Tarp: DIY sil & Multicam Insulation: yeti, Incubators Suspension: Whoopie View my gallery 49 Posts: 1,200 Images: 49 great job,,, looks great

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