custom fishing nets

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Project by professorwood posted 03-26-2015 07:05 PM 1621 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few of the steam bent nets that I make. Steam bending has been something that I always wanted to try, so being an avid fly fisherman gave me a reason to give it a try. I use cherry, maple, walnut, ash, and oak to build my frames and the latest rubber material for the net bag.

-- tsurra

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 07:15 PM

Nice! I like them.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#2 posted 03-27-2015 12:33 AM

Nicely done—very attractive! Nets are still on my “bucket list”.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 01:45 AM

What source do you use for the nets? I’d love to make one some time…then I’d have an excuse to go fishing more!

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#4 posted 03-27-2015 08:58 AM

You can find them on e bay at a reasonable price. I buy them from Ed Cummings Nets out of Flint, MI, but I am purchasing in quantity.

-- tsurra

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#5 posted 03-27-2015 11:47 AM

Very nice. I always admire the wood framed fishing nets. I think I need to try to make one of these at some point. Much better than the aluminum-framed nets.

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#6 posted 03-27-2015 12:53 PM

Very nice. Curious what sort of finish you put on something that will be dipped into water from time to time. Some sort of spar varnish?

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#7 posted 03-27-2015 02:51 PM

I have been sourcing mine from Janns Netcraft.

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#8 posted 03-27-2015 09:18 PM

Absolutely beautiful

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#9 posted 03-29-2015 10:54 AM

I have tried different finishes over the years and now use a oil and spar mixture that holds up extremely well.

-- tsurra

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#10 posted 03-29-2015 11:21 AM

So awesome

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