6240Re: Hammock End
- Jul 2, 2004Doug Campbell wrote:
>I'm curious, in hammock construction, why doesn't anyone here use theI do. I just don't talk about it a lot.
>large hem on the ends with line threaded through it (kind of like the
>drawstring on a stuff sack)?
>Doug, I have made two hammocks this way and here is what I found:This is interesting. It is the opposite of my experience. The sides of my
>1. The hammock sides do not hang "right" for camping purposes, too
>loose and floppy.
hammocks are not floppy at all. In fact, because of the way the line
curves, the sides are significantly tighter than the middle.
>2. With the "line-thru-the-hem" method, the line is semi-perminatelyI guess I just don't understand what you're doing. My hem makes a fabric
>attached. I don't like that. I like to have my lines/straps easily
tube. I fit it to a piece of plastic tubing to prevent chafe between the
hanging line and the fabric, but even if I didn't, the line would easily
slip in and out. How are you fastening the line on that makes it
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