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    I have never installed them, but there has been a...

    I have never installed them, but there has been a lot of discussion here about using 4x6 posts rather than 4x4... and always having a cross piece at the top...
  2. Another Jellyfish fan! I can't recommend enough...

    Another Jellyfish fan! I can't recommend enough her videos on sewing our strange fabrics.
    Good on ya for taking time and going back at it -- congrats on your success!!
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    Try it and report back!

    Try it and report back!
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    :thumbup1:

    :thumbup1:
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    The drawings Gilligan posted are exactly what I...

    The drawings Gilligan posted are exactly what I was saying earlier -- draw out your final shape on the fabric, then add hem allowance, and fold down to your line for sewing. I'm glad you are finally...
  6. Wow, I never knew about Antal rings either --...

    Wow, I never knew about Antal rings either -- great to know about for my future (lighter) camping trips! Also, way less expensive than the climbing pulleys that were previously used (in my...
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    Weaving the top of the clew strands together can...

    Weaving the top of the clew strands together can also help keep them from tangling
  8. (it was fun figuring it out and trying various...

    (it was fun figuring it out and trying various combinations!)
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    Yes, the size will decrease as you describe, but...

    Yes, the size will decrease as you describe, but since you are cutting your panel larger to allow for the hems, you should end up right where you want to be!

    As jcksprw suggested, draw the final...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    I usually pick up pieces of birch bark to do the...

    I usually pick up pieces of birch bark to do the same thing!
  12. I used to do an annual 2+ week wilderness canoe...

    I used to do an annual 2+ week wilderness canoe camping, and we carried everything needed (no resupply), which meant an extremely heavy food pack. It was inside a hard plastic box w gasketed lid,...
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    I don't know of any, but it's really simple --...

    I don't know of any, but it's really simple -- determine your finished size, decide on your hem width, and add the hem width to the finished size of each edge. (that is, if you're doing a rectangle...
  14. Here's the link...

    Here's the link to Jellyfish's vids -- see especially those under "DIY Sewing Basics"

    She also has great instructions on how to sew the especially thin slippery fabrics that we use for our gear,...
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    The difference between using shock cord to take...

    The difference between using shock cord to take up slack vs. nylon cord is that the nylon will not re-adjust itself after it stretches (until it dries out). The shock cord will adjust based on...
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    bdnaz... I hope you're not using whoopies with...

    bdnaz... I hope you're not using whoopies with your daisy chain webbing. I thought you mentioned that you added another component to what you were already using, and yeah, that would be too much!
    ...
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    Personally, I'd be more inclined to cut the loop...

    Personally, I'd be more inclined to cut the loop to remove the (expensive!) hardware and resew the loop. That way I could sell the hardware to someone who wants it, rather than destroy a fancy piece...
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    Nope! Make yourself one and see if you like the...

    Nope!
    Make yourself one and see if you like the length/width and the fabric. And make another if there's something you want to change. DIY is a blast! (be sure to check the DIY forum, and post your...
  19. Thread: The Over 50 Gang

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    When I was a child, I thought it was really...

    When I was a child, I thought it was really strange that older adults would spend so much time talking about their (and others') ailments and injuries. Now I totally get it. We know our bodies are...
  20. The fittings take the non-tapered end of the...

    The fittings take the non-tapered end of the rail, so you do not need a taper there. You definitely don't need to get six full length poles unless you're really set on having those tapered sections...
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    It's a beaut! Should last approximately forever...

    It's a beaut! Should last approximately forever...
  22. ha ha ha ha!!!!!:lol:

    ha ha ha ha!!!!!:lol:
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    I would be interested in more details of your...

    I would be interested in more details of your construction, in case you are on the fence about continuing!
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    Is it the tallest thing in the backyard? If so,...

    Is it the tallest thing in the backyard? If so, yes, bad idea!
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    With the recent interest/production of hammocks...

    With the recent interest/production of hammocks with built in insulation, it seems like the PeaPod might find a place again... Instead of buying a completely new setup to get "surround sound"...
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    Try it out! Stitch some tree straps; make a stuff...

    Try it out! Stitch some tree straps; make a stuff sack. Janome is a good brand -- your wife knows. (Plus, she already knows how to set up and adjust it, so listen to her when she answers your...
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    There are always sticks in the woods.....

    There are always sticks in the woods.....
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    Plenty of people don't want to take the time to...

    Plenty of people don't want to take the time to learn how to adjust it.

    Another idea is to ask around -- someone you know may have one sitting around not being used & be happy to (maybe even) give...
  29. Oh, the official description is better than we...

    Oh, the official description is better than we could have written!!
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    Yep, I've got a "super simple... bipod stand" too!

    Yep, I've got a "super simple... bipod stand" too!
  31. My question is... what's the point :confused:...

    My question is... what's the point :confused:
    Not easy to carry (surely not for hiking!), not long enough to actually sleep in, does not "solve" any "problems" with existing hammocks...

    Probably...
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    My entire family is right-handed, but my father...

    My entire family is right-handed, but my father and uncle both did sports left-handed. I used to play softball and tried batting left-handed now and again, just for the heck of it. It actually taught...
  33. Thread: The Over 50 Gang

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    Agreed! Also, being out of the dirt = less...

    Agreed! Also, being out of the dirt = less allergies. Will be 67 in a month...
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    (I had fun imagining being picked up while asleep...

    (I had fun imagining being picked up while asleep and being deposited gently in a hammock...)

    What I meant was, there may be reasons (bad knee, creaky shoulder, stiff neck, etc.) someone would...
  35. There was someone here a while back who was...

    There was someone here a while back who was collecting milkweed fluff to use as a down substitute....don't know if he ever came back to say if he finished or how it went.

    (Your bags may have not...
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    Congratulations! Nice to see the finished product...

    Congratulations! Nice to see the finished product after reading about your struggles! It's beauteous!
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    Here's the link...

    Here's the link to the stand OneClick showed above.

    Here is a link to the TurtleDog stand (though if you do a search on Hammock Forums for "Turtledog stand" using "Search Titles Only" you will...
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    Are they solid lumber or are they hollow posts...

    Are they solid lumber or are they hollow posts (created with 3/4" lumber)??

    A hollow post would be an absolute NO, you cannot hang there! But at that size, even if solid lumber, needs...
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    Most Uncomfortable Hammock Setup Ever...

    Most Uncomfortable Hammock Setup Ever...
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    In a bed, the lay is the same (aside from sagging...

    In a bed, the lay is the same (aside from sagging mattress or some other anomaly!) In a hammock, the pressures of the fabrics are differential depending on body direction, and individuals may...
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    Good on ya! A rotary cutter...

    Good on ya! A rotary cutter might help cut straight lines -- I've really liked mine.

    If you haven't yet, check out Jellyfish's videos on sewing our difficult slippery fabrics!
  42. hmmmm.... mysterious.....

    hmmmm.... mysterious.....
  43. On a PC, no pix except the last with babies(!)

    On a PC, no pix except the last with babies(!)
  44. Risk-taking explains this. [IN GENERAL!] males...

    Risk-taking explains this. [IN GENERAL!] males more likely to take risks, put themselves in sketchy situations, act impulsively, decide they can "take it" when prudence would suggest doing something...
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    :thumbup1:

    :thumbup1:
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    Moths are not going to "attack" nylon or other...

    Moths are not going to "attack" nylon or other synthetic fabrics! 1) Moths feed on nectar; and 2) if you mean moth larvae, they feed on natural materials and are not going to be tempted by NYLON, no...
  47. Thread: Needle Choice

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    Be sure to check out Jellyfish's...

    Be sure to check out Jellyfish's videos -- lots of good information on how to sew these slippery fabrics we use!
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    You might also contact & discuss with...

    You might also contact & discuss with AutumnUltraLight or SimplyLightDesigns as they both do custom work. They can also make whatever you want, even though their names emphasize "light" gear!
  49. Ya can't beat $20 for an 11 foot hammock made...

    Ya can't beat $20 for an 11 foot hammock made with decent fabric!
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    54 pound beagle?!!! wow!

    54 pound beagle?!!! wow!
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