8101Re: Spent the money, Rick.
- Feb 1, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "J.D. Hoessle" <JD@H...> wrote:
>Congrats on the work so far J.D.
> Now, I have to dig around here tonight and locate the "24 inch 1/8th
> inch polyester cord" and whip myself into another frenzy.
> Happy Trails,
For the cord, a 24 inch shoestring works fine. They even sell them in
pairs. Cotton will mildew, so I buy the cord from the same place I get
my hammock material
BTW, the reason for the zstitch is that the polester thread (you did
get good Guterman thread didn't you?) does not stretch as much as the
nylon material. You may find that the side hems of your hammock seem
really tight compared with the nylon while you are sitting in the
hammock sideways. That is the thread in the hem.
It usually works out OK for the hem, but in the body of the hammock,
like what I use for the WarmHammock, Ed Speer's experience is that
straight stitches tear the material, especially when they cross from
one side to the other. The hem is a lot more comfortable with the
zigzag stitch, IMHO...
Next hammock, though I have patiently removed stitches the whole
length of the hammock a number of times!
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