Re: New DIY stuff!
- Oh yeah....pix are in "New DIY" folder...in case somebody missed that...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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: