Jun 30, 2010 at 8:19 pm #1260716
Has anyone tried to make a Hexamid tarp or tent? I ask because I am working on a sil version of one right now and want to know if anyone has successfully completed one? I'm doing a modified tent version of one with a bathtub floor. Oh, and this is my first tent or tarp that I have ever made :) Will follow up with my results and photos if and when I complete it, haha!Jun 30, 2010 at 11:44 pm #1625183
Jason HungBPL Member
nice pls post more photo after you finish!!
what kind of joining method you going to use glue or stitch?Jul 1, 2010 at 12:05 am #1625185
I'm stitching everything and then I'll seam seal. I've currently got the 3 roof pieces sewed together along with the front side of no see-um and zipper in. I'm taking photos as I go but I'm not going to post anything until I'm finished. So far it's looking pretty rad though! :)Jul 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm #1625803
Getting close! Just have to reinforce the corners and attach some guyout loops and guylines. (I think) : ) Too bad I have to work tonight or I could be finished.Jul 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm #1626685
Matthew BishopBPL Member
@mattsbishopLocale: Northern Frontrange, Colorado
Yeah, I made two recently which I dubbed the 'pentamid' :) I made some cutting mistakes on the first one that I didn't notice until it was too late. The second and much better one is based on a 5×8 tarp pitched -mid fashion and while a bit cramped, is effective. I put 45mm catenary curves on the seams to give it a taut pitch. Unfortunately the curves rob it of some usable space, but otherwise it's a flappy mess.
Here's a pic from the rear; if you like I could take photos from other angles:
I've also got CAD drawings of shelter dimensions and pattern pieces, but I'm not sure about the ethics of posting such data for a shelter so strongly based on a commercial design.
I just discovered that those CAD drawings are on my laptop which I just killed and won't be getting to any time soon :|Jul 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm #1628708
I am fairly new to making my own gear. I have made a silnylon flat tarp. I was wondering how you make catenary curves. If I make another tarp do I need to cut 2 halves. Then sew them together? How do you mark and cut the "curves" so you get the catenary design? Thanks!
-EvanJul 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm #1628716
@cooldripLocale: "Grand Canyon of the East"
Hi Evan, since you're a member check out Roger Caffin's article on catenary curves in the MYOG article section. Excellent info on calculating curves, and also techniques and ideas for the cutting and sewing of them.Jul 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm #1628724
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, EuropeJul 13, 2010 at 8:01 pm #1628745
John DonewarBPL Member
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Louisiana
I found this spreadsheet courtesy of Lance Marshall very helpful in figuring out how to plot out the deflection per length of ridgeline.
NewtonJul 14, 2010 at 6:35 am #1628836
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