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BJ
19-01-2013, 12:45 PM
I'm not sure if this should be posted in kit mods or here under videos and pictures so if it's wrong apologies and please amend as necessary.

Went for a little walk to my local woods to try out my home made hammock chair. There were a few snow drifts about so if it collapsed I could have a soft landing ;)
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Enjoyed a brew and more than happy with the chair, it folds to nothing and is very comfortable. more to the point it is strong enough for my great weight

http://youtu.be/iFGVx9ljPGw

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butchthedog
19-01-2013, 01:25 PM
That looks perfect BJ. Could I ask a cheeky question ie:- what dimentions is the ripstop.

Just so as I can totally copy your chair.

Dave

BJ
19-01-2013, 01:34 PM
That looks perfect BJ. Could I ask a cheeky question ie:- what dimentions is the ripstop.

Just so as I can totally copy your chair.

Dave
Bought from a well known auction site http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370652625436?var=640037500200&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
2mtres x 1.115 metres (standard width) 2.90 Tree huggers http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320960662752?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 6.95.

I folded the nylon in half so 1 x 1.15 metres sewed a seam all round and then an additional seam to take the straps on each end of the 1.115 length.
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It is amazingly strong when folded in half and plenty big enough. if anyone wants some detailed photographs I will put them up.
BJ ;)

butchthedog
19-01-2013, 01:56 PM
That's perfect BJ, thank's for sharing the measurement's. I had the idea of cutting a piece from a large sheet which I once used for a bit of shelter for a barbecue in the garden.
The more detailed photo's you mentioned would be useful mate.

Thank you BJ, Dave

BJ
19-01-2013, 02:16 PM
Hi Dave
More detailed photos showing seam detail and width. It is folded in half so when the ends are folded again and sewn it is 4 thickness's of nylon where the straps go through.
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When I first made this it looked a little small but after testing I wouldn't change anything it is plenty big enough and can be hung one end higher to give a tall backrest if required. By luck it worked out just right for me. If you make one post some pictures and give it a review. ATB
BJ

Ehecatl
19-01-2013, 02:36 PM
That looks great BJ. I can't wait to make one for me!

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butchthedog
19-01-2013, 02:37 PM
Hi BJ
thank's for the photo's and extra detail's. The tall backrest is exactly what I'm after to relax, laid back a bit and watch nature go past.

When I make it I will try to do some photo's but, this is the bit where I come unstuck "uploading them". Me and the world of laptop's
are not very compatible. I operate on coal and town gas and the computer uses this stuff called electricity, LOL

The video you did is excellent by the way.

Dave

Tigger004
19-01-2013, 05:18 PM
Great job BJ, That's really nice and I would love one, but it would have to be hand stitched (No sewing m/c)

So I use one of those netting hammocks (packs about size large orange) and can be used as a hammock if required, but I generally use it as a gear hammock (keeps my kit off the ground)

butchthedog
21-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Well BJ, here is my attempt of your most excellent Bum Hammock. The finished dimensions are 81cm wide x 137cm long, or in proper money 32" x 54". The hanging webbing is what came from my DD Hammock when I upgraded to whoopie slings. The photo's are of it laid out flat on a table with close up of stitching detail. The material is ripstop nylon folded in half and then folded again at the ends to form a 3" triple stitched hem for strength and ease of fitting the webbing.

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Because of the snow, I was unable to get a photo of it hanging properly.

BJ
21-01-2013, 08:52 PM
Absolutely brilliant, you've got to get out now to test it properly. :happy-clapping:

butchthedog
21-01-2013, 08:57 PM
Thank's BJ, feeling kinda smug with meself really,, got the wifey to do the stitching and I managed to get pictures on here,,,, A BIG FIRST FOR ME.. lol

Ben Casey
21-01-2013, 10:10 PM
Thats a really good idea there lads don't forget I need one Dave so we can be like twins :D

BJ
22-01-2013, 08:03 AM
Thank's BJ, feeling kinda smug with meself really,, got the wifey to do the stitching and I managed to get pictures on here,,,, A BIG FIRST FOR ME.. lol

A well deserved pat on the back then, on both counts. T^