|Project by johnstoneb||posted 05-16-2014 05:44 PM||1377 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
I was pretty well burned out on making landing nets a year or so ago. My daughter kept after me to make a couple more for friends of hers that are ardent fisherpeople. I finally broke down found I had enough scraps left to make three more. The hoops are bent from red oak and walnut laminated. the inserts in the handle are purpleheart, chechen, and birdseye maple. I made copies of a local river from a map and transferred them to the handle with carbon paper, carved the course out with a dremel, Then filled it with epoxy. I used testors paint pigment for color in the epoxy and added some glitter material I found at a Michael’s. I made three sample batches of epoxy let them cure then picked the formula with the best color. I think they will like them as they fish this river on occassion. I will give the third to my brother.
-- Bruce, Boise, ID