Measure of the angles
Some more detail on how I did these stands; I purchased the 8 ft 2X2 lumber and used a speed square to measure and with a battery powered skil saw. I cut two at 15* and one at 25*, to make one side, and then attached the hinge as shown in the pictures. I then took the tape measure after assembly and measured from the side angle tips down 6 1/2 Ft. I adjusted the skilsaw to cut at about a 10* angle, and angled the bottom cuts so that it happened that when the tripod is spread out, those cuts are relatively level with the floor.
Some issues with this angled top; you have to very carefully adjust the three legs into a symmetrical point. Also, the wooden legs will slide apart on a smooth floor, so I added some leather straps to a second set for the hardwood floor. On regular carpet they work fine, as well as the outdoors. And, it does fold up nearly into a three sided bundle. The T Hinges are the smaller ones that have three holes on the long side. I just wanted my center pole hang point to be "centered". I use a quick link chain piece to make a place to tie the rope, which is just looped around the pole.
but enough about me
One more TD Stand
I was finally able to get some time today to work on my TD stand. I used the method that Jiffboy showed on Page 8 of this thread (thanks, Jiffboy! ). I didn't like the Lowes 2x2's, so I got some top choice 2x4's and ripped them down. I cut the legs to 78", and used 2 ~6' pieces of chain link top rail. I haven't set the limiters to their final distance yet, I want to hang some more before I do that. I hung a few of my hammocks to see how they felt:
I am due to have a new RidgeRunner and a BIAS WW this coming week so I'll hang with them and see how it works! I'd like to thank everyone for all of your tireless efforts in refining this stand. I am going to make two and we'll use them on our January Cumberland Island trip.
Hiking & Hanging is therapy, and much cheaper than medication in the long run. Carry on.
Originally Posted by olddog
The question was posed by old4hats about the number of turtledog stands that had been built. Went back and reviewed a few threads, the Turtlelady stand, the TurtleDog stand and a thread by domromer. Here is what I was able to find and assume that there may be others.
#3- hppyfngy, with first angled ends
#9- Fontana Horseman
#10 & #11- olzeke and wife
#12 & #13- CamRuns and brother
#20- hppyfngy for nephew
#23- Chuck Gravy
#25- samsara's daughter, version 2.0
#44- samsara (another TD 2.0)
#46- RePete (sort of )
"Laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure" - Dale Gribble
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"Life is a Project!"
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fenton, Michigan
Hammock: DIY and Speer
Tarp: HG CF, MacCat, GG
Suspension: straps & whoopies
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Although the photo is kind of busy.
I did a Backpacking demo at the 95th Jamboree of our local council this last weekend.
The scouts loved the hammocks, and the stand was a big hit for the leaders
You can add me to the list. I built it a couple months ago, but never got around to taking a picture of it. Sorry about the picture, I forgot to rotate it before I uploaded it to HF.