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Re: New DIY stuff!

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  • Keith
    Oh yeah....pix are in New DIY folder...in case somebody missed that...
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 9, 2006
      Oh yeah....pix are in "New DIY" folder...in case somebody missed that...

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Keith" <pulse_0ptional@...> wrote:
      >
      > Ok so I finally got some cash together and bought some supplies from
      > Ed - Thanks for the quick delivery, by the way!
      >
      > First project - My very first homemade Speer-type hammock! Worked out
      > great! I used $1/yd. 1.9 oz. ripstop from Walmart, 50" wide by 120"
      > long. Hemmed all four sides, whipped as per Jeff's page, and VOILA!
      >
      > Second project - My version of the ENO slapstraps, using Ed's 1" poly
      > webbing. Straps started as 10' long. I bought 30' so I would have
      > extra for making loops. I put a long loop in one end of each 10'
      > strap for attaching to the hammock. Just above that, a short loop -
      > just big enough to easily get a 'biner through. Then 36" of bare
      > strap, then short loops every 6.5" to the end.
      >
      > This turns out to be VERY adjustable and VERY quick - but not suited
      > well to hammocks with structural ridgelines. Hennessys and the like
      > still need a lot of tension available, which this system doesn't offer.
      >
      > This isn't the finished "blackbishop suspension", but I ran out of
      > money to get a couple of pieces of hardware. My system WILL include
      > ONE of these slapstraps, but not both. But this way, I'll have very
      > little work to finish TWO of my systems, once I get the money.
      >
      > Anyway - I thought I'd put the link at the bottom of this in hopes
      > that the rest might actually get read :) , so here it is:
      >
      > http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/quietguyinthecorner2002
      >
      > Enjoy!
      >
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