Miles Flansburg wrote:Olenka, one of the things that I have seen done is a pole run horizontally from above the door, out to any given length, supported outside of the lodge, by two poles that form a bipod set of legs. Just above the door, at a height of your choice, the pole comes through where the "stick laces" connect the cover, and is supported by a short pole at a right angle to it, which is attached to the two upright tipi poles on either side of the door. A canvas is then thrown over the horizontal pole to form a sort of triangular pup tent that is attached to the ground and as tight up against the tipi cover as possible. This can also have a canvas door flap at the front.
Sorry for not having a sketch. Does that make sense? Sort of like this.
paul wheaton wrote:
72) The tipi is wonky. The lower edge has an odd shape. We bought it used and now we are beginning to understand why the price was so good.
Olenka Kleban wrote:
The tipi at the Lab, in order to 'fix' the wonky bottom at the back edge, just needs needs its poles adjusted to the above description.
However, I am not sure that the tipi is large enough to accommodate for this shift. The corner of the bench at the bed (the 'headrest') is already poking the canvas and it'll poke deeper if the back is made steeper. Currently I believe this can be fixed to an extent by rotating the poles since they have sagged, and get the canvas cover on tighter around the poles- it's been a while and it could just a re-do to get some taught-ness back. But then again, I have concern that this tipi cannot handle too much added tension at this point. The fabric has lost a lot of its integrity, and there are parts that give-out and tear with the slightest disturbance.
Hans Quistorff wrote:I grew up with the sewing awl as part of our sail boat repair kit. It is a simple sewing machine for doing very heavy work. catch the loop and pull it tight and be sure to tie off the last stitch.
Olenka Kleban wrote:This is what I think of my time around the tipi sometimes: