25 July 2012

Skyhook 2.0

A few days ago, I blog about installing a skyhook without a single nail.

The moment I posted that entry, I knew I overkilled it. I guess I was too carried away with the doodling. Haha.

Anyway, I messaged Feyne to hold her horses and not commit to any purchase until my redesign is out. As I was travelling over the weekend, I didn't have a chance to sit down and draw. And also the fact that I have a couple of blog entries on queue to be published.

Well, here it is without further ado.

Skyhook Version 2.0

The idea is much simpler and more elegant.

All you need is 2 hooks. That's it! No comscord. No S-hook. Nada.

I relooked at the mosquito net and realised that the top has got to be a loop for hanging. So all you need to do is paste two hooks, butt-to-butt and then hang the loop as shown in the above diagram.

Again, my major concern is the load factor as the mounting tape at the back of the hooks aren't designed to handle perpendicular force.

That got me thinking that if 2 hooks aren't strong enough, then perhaps we should got for a 3-hook approach?

If going for 3 hooks then again, the arrangement should be butt-to-butt-to-butt. Equidistant apart i.e. at 120-degree span.

The secret sauce is the looping. Obviously, a 3-hook approach has a stronger hold and less chance of the loop slipping off the hooks. However, the down side is that it is less aesthetically appealing as less is more in this case. The less we see, the better. Also, the loop from the net may not be big enough to go around all three hooks.

Then again, the loop may not be big enough for even 2 hooks. In that case, you need to tie another loop, using comscord, twine or any type of string/rope strong and durable enough, onto the original loop.

And that is how Jay "MacGyver 2.0" Walk does it. Take 2.

- Voxeros


Anonymous said...

Highly educational, bro:) Spreading of load is a concept not many people will think about when it comes to DIY projects.


JayWalk said...

I lost too many of these hooks to finally learn my lesson on loading. Haha.