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  • Bill Fornshell
    Feb 20, 2004
      Hi, Is this what you are looking for? Bill

      --- Bill Fornshell <bfornshell@...> wrote:
      > Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 19:38:40 -0000
      > From: "Bill Fornshell" <bfornshell@...>
      > To: bfornshell@...
      > Subject: Fwd: WristRocketThingy
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "firefly"
      > <firefly@e...> wrote:
      > I would like this in step by step, posted on Shane's
      > website, and
      > pictures
      > would be even better if not too much trouble.
      > Marsanne
      > A Wrist Rocket uses two pieces of rubber surgical
      > tubing about 6
      > inches long separated by a leather pouch. The two
      > free ends fit over
      > the aluminum frame of the slingshot which is form
      > fit to go over
      > your wrist for support and then up through your
      > fist. Surgical
      > tubing is very stretchy and tough (as in not
      > breaking).
      > So, what I've done (courtesy of Jerry Goller who
      > taught me this in
      > the first place...which is why I call it the
      > Goller Grabber) is cut
      > off the tubing where it attaches to the pouch
      > (Jerry "undoes" the
      > loop that it makes but I find it's easier to cut
      > it and make a new
      > loop around the ring on the fly).
      > I take a nail or other pointy skewering tool and
      > poke a hole in one
      > wall of the tubing about a half-inch from one end
      > (the whole goes
      > through only one side of the tubing...not both).
      > Then I feed the ong
      > end of the tubing through the plastic ring the fly
      > cord was attached
      > to (I forgot, I untie the cord from the fly ring
      > when I start this)
      > until the ring is just below the hole I just
      > skewered through.
      > Then I reach through the opening on the short end
      > of the tube (near
      > the skewered hole) with a pair of needle nose
      > pliers, out through
      > the little skewer hole and grab the long end of
      > the tube (which puts
      > the plastic ring under the pliers). Then I pull
      > the long end of the
      > tubing through the little hole and out the top of
      > the tube. This
      > traps the ring in the tubing and when I've gotten
      > the tubing pulled
      > all the way through it ends up rolled over itself
      > just like when
      > it's attached to the leather pouch. It will never
      > let go of the ring
      > this way. The only way to get it off is cut it or
      > break the ring.
      > Now I take a 1/4" nylon spacer (Home Depot/Lowes
      > -- 25 cents each or
      > so) and run the old fly cord up through the center
      > (a nylon spacer
      > is a hard plastic cylinder with a hole running the
      > length -- the
      > 1/4" dia one is about an inch or so long and has a
      > hole running down
      > the length about 3/32" or so in dia---big enough
      > for the cord). I
      > tie the cord with a couple of knots. Then for
      > insurance I superglue
      > the knot. The knot has to keep the cord from being
      > able to be pulled
      > back out the spacer but not much larger than the
      > diameter of the
      > spacer or you can't get the spacer in the tubing.
      > Next step is to put a little dish soap on the
      > spacer and push it
      > into the open end of the tubing until the spacer
      > is all the way into
      > the tubing and the rubber closes in around the
      > cord that extends out
      > the spacer. The soap makes it easier. Or if it
      > gets difficult I'll
      > use the needlenose pliers to grab the leading edge
      > of the tubing and
      > pull it over the spacer.
      > All done, there's a 5 inch rubber tube with the
      > fly ring captured in
      > something like a larkshead running to the cord
      > which is held captive
      > in the nylon spacer.
      > When setting up the fly I tie it out so the rubber
      > tubing is pretty
      > extended (stretched). Then as the fabric loosens
      > up or rain
      > stretches the fabric, the rubber tubing contracts
      > on itself and
      > tightens the fly...it becomes self-tensioning.
      > This works regardless of the type of hammock
      > you're using. It just
      > happens I have a Hennessey.
      > If anyone's interested I could put together a PDF
      > file with step by
      > step pictures or see if Shane is interested in
      > posting the
      > instructions over in the hammock section of his
      > site.
      > Jim
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      > --- End forwarded message ---

      Bill Fornshell
      Founder and President
      Cold Mountain Chanoyu
      (Tea School for the New Millennium)
      School of One

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