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This red, white, and blue hammock is the perfect place to relax on the 4th of July!
3 x roll Scotch duct tape 2 x wooden dowel (48" x 1" diameter)
Since this hammock is woven, and duct tape is as sticky as, well, duct tape, a rigid set-up is necessary. I used a wooden table I had built ...
Roll tape out sticky-side up. run under dowels on each end.
Press tape down onto itself one one side, then roll out enough tape to complete the loop and press the loop together.
Continue making loops, close but not touching, until full width is reached. Stagger tape joints.
The important thing to remember before starting to weave is that the side facing up is the bottom. Take a ruler and mark where the tape edges go ...
I used a piece of 1/2" PVC (you could use a broom handle) to seperate my loops then used the ruler as a shuttle to pass between them. Making these ...
Be careful when weaving duct tape, it will hang up given half a chance.
When weaving is finished it will look like this. Remember, at this point the bottom side is still up. Only the top side of the loop is woven. ...
Make a triangular rope support for each end of the hammock. The length of the rope will be approximately 10' and tied to the hammock on either side.
You wouldn't want the ropes to slip so secure them with...wait for it...duct tape! Tape over the dowel, the knot, and the dowel on the other side of ...
Find some suitable trees, hang the hammock, and relax...or fake relaxing, like my son in the picture.
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