First project: small traditional shrimp net

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Project by Cornelius posted 11-06-2015 02:17 AM 1057 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, this is my first post after years of reading this site, and first finished woodworking project.

This last summer, three weeks before to go to our summer house in Denmark, my wife asked me if I could build a shrimp net for our 6 years old son so he could go fishing with his grand father. The old traditional nets we have in the house are really long and heavy, impossible to use for a 6 years old little monster.

I thought it could be a super interesting project as bending wood always appeared mysterious to me.
After searching the web I went to the local supermarket to buy a steam machine and a bit of beech.

I first had to built a circle cutting jig for my router, to be able to build a jig to clamp the bent wood. I did these two in some scrap from the recycling skip and connected the steam machine to a plastic bag.

Everything went super well apart from a tiny splinter. As it was obviously meant to be used in salty water I choose to use metal joinery and epoxy, nothing fancy. The longest was to install the net.

The handle is an old broom stick and the finish is Danish oil.

Thank you for this inspirational website!

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#1 posted 11-06-2015 12:46 PM

Great work, your son will have a great time creating memories with his Grandfather.

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 02:57 PM

Mmmhh shrimps!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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