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    61C7965F-D184-4367-8927-9A298F9E4BA0.jpeg 6988F0CF-760B-4D71-8BD2-5995E1FE6198.jpeg new hot tent build based on the WW2 army mountain tent, scaled up for my hammock and tent stove.
    9’ by 10’ long and 6’ 2” tall, weighs 8.5 lbs.
    Peak is tent canvas and the rest is silpoly.
    Getting ready to install the stove jack and will post it when completed, good luck.
     
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    That's pretty cool! Looking forward to seeing the finished product in use this winter.
     
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    VERY neat, nice job! Is the canvas coated?
    Show us MOAR! :p
     
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    Something like this is my dream setup. To be able to enjoy my hammock in a heated space in the cold woods. Ultimate luxury imo.
     
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    thanks
    The canvas is preshrunk 10 Oz army duck tent canvas and is untreated, water repellent, stove has a spark arrestor, will use a fly for heavy snow, dry canvas breaths better than wet.
     
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    Thanks, there not that expensive to make $ 300
    Plus labor, there are some camps coming up at the end of October through February, come check it out.
     
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    Well heck what you got in it a about 10 hours or so . I’d give you $ 450 .
    100 for your labor and a nice tidy little profit for you .
     
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    I learned the hard way don’t sell your tent in the fall, wait till spring, I always have an extra tent if you want to try one out, hard to go back to the old ways once you’ve tried it though.
     
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    Great looking tent
    Hope to see it soon
     
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    Count on it
     
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    Great looking hot tent! Looking forward to seeing it in October.
     
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    Very nice work. From stoves to tents, you got it all covered. BTW, how many yards of each fabric did you use?
     
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    C4107E1A-7AEB-4245-932E-2CCC7073C7A2.jpeg AE26EA05-4D15-4D09-966F-3910C784F735.jpeg
    About 15 yds of silpoly and 3 1/2 yds of tent canvas, I washed the canvas in hot water and hot dried it until it was done shrinking and then cut it to its final size.
    The canvas part is 10’ long at the ridge but is tapered back, used an adjustable sling for the ridge line made from 1/8” Amstel.
    The ridge line uses guides sewn to the roof and is strong enough to hang stuff on to dry.
    Thanks for the kind words, I enjoy making things.
     
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    Did you use French seams, or flat felled?
    What kind of thread do you use, and what size needles to sew the silpoly?
     
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    387C0F30-E07D-4E71-99F7-83416EFDFF23.jpeg I used Coats outdoor polyester thread from Joanne fabric, basting tape from Sailrite for the silpoly, I folded all seams and sewed them so there are no exposed fabric, the joined the panels together and sewed them using double rows at 12 Tpi.
    When joining silpoly and canvas I made sure that no canvas was enclosed by silpoly as this could keep the canvas from drying out.
    I believe the needle was a 12 and I used it for all the fabric, it’s important to match up the two pieces of material and put “tic” marks along the edge so you can gage your tension as you go along, you don’t want to sew a 8’ seam and be off by a inch at the far end.
    I use flowable windshield silicone to seam seal the silpoly, two 36” zippers for the hammock and a full length zipper for the main entrance on a slant.
    I started with a idea then built a model and used that make a plan, good luck
     
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    D1DC1A12-B5E1-496F-84AD-9ACF58819DCF.jpeg 6C1D0B9D-AD6A-4476-8474-D92CC41CC781.jpeg Fitted the stove jack and chimney
     
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