A hammock with your own hands is just
Hammock, one of the most ancient ... no! So it will not work. If you are already reading this note, then you have already heard about or read about the history, advantages and other points. Therefore, let us proceed to the main point, namely, how to make a hammock with your own hands without special devices. The description below will allow you to weave a simple, but extremely attractive, inexpensive, but durable, and very functional version of the hanging “bed” with diamond-shaped cells. You will have no problems with it when using it for its intended purpose, or when storing or transporting it ... We are preparing the necessary. In our case, we can consider it necessary to have our own hands, sufficient cord count and warp. There are a variety of designs, but here is the most elementary, for its manufacture you do not need a drill, or a machine tool, or even a shuttle. For the foundation, straight bars of any section can be used. Your humble servant chose what was at hand - two cuttings from a shovel, cut to the desired length (110 cm).We will have a hammock width at the base length, so choose the size of the bars, based on your own anthropometric data. As a raw material for a canvas, the rope will fit in principle, any in composition, however, it is worth considering the following: - natural ones are more pleasant in working form, it is more convenient to work with them, but if it is assumed that the finished product is always on the street, then they will serve maximum two seasons; - artificial ones last longer, depending on the material, may differ in convenience for work, but contact with the body is always unpleasant; - combined ones can combine both the advantages of both options and their disadvantages, therefore do not forget when pok to touch them (literally), and ask about reliability, quality and durability. I chose the third option, and took the product of one manufacturer in different colors, you may prefer a one-color or two, three-color version to your liking. My choice was based on the fact that you will have to work with large lengths of cords, and the colorfulness here comes in handy, especially if you are confused.In the photo you see a small plate, this is a template.In principle, one can do without it, but since it cannot be called a special device, but it’s easier to work, I allowed myself to take it. Do you personally need it, decide after reading the description of the process. The amount of cord is determined by its thickness, material, and the desired parameters of the hammock. Here the rope is 2.5 mm thick, which is quite enough (proven in practice) for a person weighing up to 75 kg, provided that this is a canvas with a number of lines of 18-20, and the cord itself is artificial or semi-artificial. With natural raw materials, it is better to take the thickness with a margin, and in general, no one limits this to you. But it should be remembered that the thicker the rope, the greater its consumption, which is important in planning. With the specified parameters for a hammock with a 200x100 cm canvas, you need to prepare 150 meters of cord. If you initially prepare less, this is fraught with problems with building up and the appearance of extra knots! Getting Started. Take one of the bars, and mark it according to the future number of lines. We have 20 of them, so we take 5 cm between the marks, and the extreme ones are slightly longer from the cuts - by 7.5 cm. For what we need, we will explain later. The cut cord is cut into twenty pieces of 7 and a half meters.Each such segment is folded in half and, in the middle part obtained, we tie it in marked places to the base. How to tie decide yourself, just try to be firm.When we finish, we get a bar and twenty pairs of cords of 375 cm each .Now we will need the mentioned die. By the way, if you still decide to use it, then remember that its width determines the length of the side of the diamond cell. The smaller it will be, the more nodules and more material consumption, the more - the more inconvenient and weaker the web will become. For me, I consider the best option with a 5-7 cm “template”, you can experiment. As for its length, the closer to the length of the base, the fewer times you will need to move it along the row. So, we apply a plate-piece to the base so that one of the cords of the pair is at the bottom and the second is at the top.Now the actual binding. In the first pair, we leave the lower lace, and the upper one connects with the lower one next pair, and we knit the knot. I am not a sailor or a climber, therefore the chosen connection option is called" flip with a broach " .By the way, you can also use it if you decide to abandon the template, but then you have to mark the distance on yourself threads to ensure equal dimensionality of the move. In any case, this is how we go to the very edge of the first line where the last cord should remain free. After that we rearrange the pattern under the resulting row of nodes and perform the same actions, but with one difference - the free outer cord connects to one of the closest pairs.When the second row of nodes is made, we will have the first row of rhombus-cells. Rearranging the die-pattern and doing the binding is identical to the first row.So go until we get the canvas of the intended length,the main thing is not to forget to tie the ends to the second half of the base.Leave such a canvas is not worth it - the outer cells on the long side can quickly tear. Therefore, we take another rope, one and a half to two times thicker (or simply from the fact that we have a double cord) and a little back from the last node, we tie it to the base. Then weaving it with an extreme thread, stretching the entire length of the hammock, and tying it on the opposite bar.Storage and installation. If there is no way out for nature yet, then our product can be folded up, so that it takes up less space, and put in storage, the benefit in this form can be shoved almost anywhere .When the desire to hang in the air overcomes the joy of just owning, you can attach a hammock to your favorite place.There are even special mobile struts that can be used for this purpose. But, since our idea is to ignore any third-party gadgets, we simply go out into the garden, choose two suitable trees, and through two thicker and stronger ropes we catch our product.How exactly the height calculation is performed, we will not write, because here everything is entirely individual, and depends on the length of the hammock, the raw material and the thickness of the ropes, the distance between the supports Weight potential sluggard. So experiment, easy for you to work and enjoy your holiday!
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