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Offline hackberry jake

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Laminated white oak hammock stand
« on: March 16, 2013, 02:24:09 pm »
The little lady saw a curved wooden hammock stand online and wanted me to make one. I have been wanting to try laminating thinner boards to make beams, and I figured this was my chance. I didn't pay much attention to minor details since I know it will just turn gray in about a year. I could definately use some more practice and more clamps for laminating beams. At least it's functional.
 

 
 

  


 
 

 
 

 
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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 02:39:53 pm »
So how thick were the strips, and how many? Did you leave them rough or plane them? What kind of glue did you use?

I know, you can never have too many clamps, especially for laminating. I think ideally, you should have a clamp about every inch. Or, make an inside/outside form of thick hardwood to spread out the pressure, so you can use less clamps
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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 03:00:22 pm »
The strips were a little over 1/4" thick. I tried planing them but the knots would explode in the planer so I set my RBI up as a drum sander and sanded them down. I used titebond III for the glue. There are 7 strips in the middle and it transitions to 6 strips towards the ends. The transitions are where the legs attach. The legs are cedar and the dowels to hold the string are bodark (Osage orange). Boy that bodark sure takes a polish on the lathe. Its like glass.
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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013, 04:12:13 pm »
I like the idea of the hammock on a trailer. That way you can move the hammock so it will stay in the shade or sun depending on the temperature. ;)
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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 05:19:27 pm »
looks great, i've always wanted to do some laminating to make bent pieces, but i haven't found the right project yet....

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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 05:35:41 pm »
Well, did ya try it out at least? ;D

I think it looks great Jake. But myself, I can't use one. I find them hard on my knees, they just about cripple me if I lay on one for a length of time.  :(

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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 06:13:52 pm »
Looks good, Jake.  Did you calculate deflection?  How many folks can get in until it hits the ground, etc.?

You might consider a swing out arm with a little table mounted to one of the supports  as a place to set a beverage.  If I'm in a hammock I want to have a beverage nearby! :D ;D ;D
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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 09:16:01 pm »
Great idea!  Nice build.  I can feel the cool breeze and am about to fall asleep in the shade!  Great job.

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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2013, 09:18:23 pm »
At least it's functional.
 

And portable!  Great job.  Now you have another skill in your repertoire.
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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 10:55:22 pm »
Nice hammock frame, Jake. I'd coat that thing in epoxy and top-coat with Epifanes varnish. It will retain it's bright look for years.
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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2013, 09:53:56 am »
That looks some nice. I would go to a friends house and try to lay on his. Never really got the hung of it. Did not help that he was trying to tip me out of it quicker than I could get laid down too.  :D
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Re: Laminated white oak hammock stand
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 09:17:42 pm »
Nice work jake!
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,