Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of MakeDoo.
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When I was working offshore, a lot, I would go on a boat for weeks, or months at a time. In addition to reading, of course, I learned how to make hammocks. I would find a good spot on the boat, and take a good spool of nylon, (cod-end twine sometimes) and custom make a hammock for that spot. I always left them on the boats. A few times I ran across the same boats later, and a couple times I noticed with a smile my hammock still where I made it.
If I could find a good straight green sapling, the right size for a walking stick, I would whittle it into all kinds of designs. Very relaxing, sitting in my hammock whittling. Usually someone would ask me about the walking stick, and I usually ended up giving that away, too. made some nice ones.