Re: Intro and questions
- Congrats on making your first hammock, and welcome to the forum!
The TestHammock is meant to be just that - a test to see if you like
it. It's not very strong b/c the sides aren't hemmed, and that's why
it failed when you put too much force on the side. If you put a
rolled hem on the long sides, they won't rip when you get in and out -
that side might stretch a bit, but it shouldn't rip unless your
material is too light.
- The high sides are a little tricky. Sometimes I straddle mine and make
sure to put my rear in the bottom of the hammock first. Or at least
make sure to spread the fabric wide and put my rear in the middle of it
while lowering myslef to a sitting position. Hanging the hammock nice
and low makes all of this easier. I have not ever torn the edge of my
double layer 1.1 oz RN hammock, but it does concern me a little.
Bill in Houston
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Carl F" <brdshootr@...> wrote:
> I then tried the method Just Jeff desbibed of gathering the ends and
> pulling the edges out a little before F\folding over and attaching
> straps with a double sheetbend. The were higher, but climbing in
> and out of the hammock put a lot of stress on the sides. In fact,
> my test hammock ripped on one side near the knot.
> So, now my question? How do you guys and gals deal with this when
> making your hammocks?
> I guess this is one of the reasons Hennessy Hammocks have a bottom
> What do you all think?
> I'll post pics in an album called Brdshootr on the Yahoo site.