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Custom Stabilized Redwood Burl Fly Fishing Net with Rubber Net

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Project by Greg posted 05-08-2017 07:43 AM 1629 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a while since I posted as I’ve been making nets for people all over the world. Kind of crazy!! I Wanted to share a few nets with you that I recently finished.

I think working alone makes you just crazy LOL! This is a custom stabilized Redwood Burl custom fly fishing net I’ve made for a repeat client in Los Angeles. Here, it is in clamp-up waiting for its obligatory 24 hours to dry.

One of the best parts of making a custom net is making curls just after glue up with my Lie-Neilson low angle plane.

The client was gifting this net to his client and wanted me to inlay his initials bronze near the butt. Here, I drawing up the monogram to be carved & inlaid.

I am using a 60,000 RPM compressed air
rotary tool, similar to a dentist drill, to route out the monogram. The bit I’m using is a solid carbide.020” flat bottom mill.

The completed Bronze inlay.

And here is the finished product. Hope you enjoy!

Notice that the handles strengthening center laminate’s match the hoop’s laminates. They consist of wenge, salvaged genuine Mahogany, and Maple.

The Redwood’s 3-D lace Burl was mesmerizing, especially in bright sunlight. It sparkles like a low-riders metallic flake paint job!


You can really see the solid brass lanyard hole ferrule in this photo







-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com





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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 05-08-2017 08:07 AM

Exquisite, as always!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 05-08-2017 10:39 AM

WOW, That is an excellent net!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-08-2017 10:58 AM

Beautiful work

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mmh

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#4 posted 05-08-2017 02:02 PM

What a beautiful piece! The redwood burl is truly gorgeous! It’s such a soft wood but the chatoyance is mesmerizing so the extra effort to stabilize it is well worth it.

FYI: My husband loves his net that you made with the extra long handle to use from his jon boat.
ALSO, I’m changing my initials to “D M” so you can send this over any time now!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 05-08-2017 02:04 PM

Beautiful!

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA www.etsy.com/shop/ASturdyStick

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#6 posted 05-08-2017 02:29 PM

Sweet ! Very nice piece of birdseye.

So the answer is no? One can never have enough clamps? ;-)

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#7 posted 05-08-2017 05:02 PM

Some of the best work I have seen, and the net handle was not to bad either. Great pictures to show off some great woodwork.

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#8 posted 05-08-2017 05:15 PM

Beautiful. How do you go about stabilizing the burl ? I apologize if you’ve been over this before

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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#9 posted 05-08-2017 05:39 PM



What a beautiful piece! The redwood burl is truly gorgeous! It s such a soft wood but the chatoyance is mesmerizing so the extra effort to stabilize it is well worth it.

FYI: My husband loves his net that you made with the extra long handle to use from his jon boat.
ALSO, I m changing my initials to “D M” so you can send this over any time now!

- mmh


Took me a minute to get what you meant by changing your initials! LOL! Thanks M. You know, I still use hubbie’s net pic in my email signature after all these years!


Some of the best work I have seen, and the net handle was not to bad either. Great pictures to show off some great woodwork.
- JKMDETAIL

Wow, thank you for the very nice comment!


Exquisite, as always!
Jim

- Jim Rowe


WOW, That is an excellent net!!

Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Thanks JimS!!! :)


Beautiful. How do you go about stabilizing the burl ? I apologize if you ve been over this before

- tcarswell


I send mine out for stabilizing. I found home stabilizing to be a big PIA

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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#10 posted 05-08-2017 06:57 PM

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#11 posted 05-08-2017 11:02 PM

Its a beauty

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#12 posted 05-09-2017 12:59 AM

dude what can I say,your work is beyond compare.phenominal as always.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#13 posted 05-09-2017 01:11 AM

Stunningly beautiful!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#14 posted 05-09-2017 01:34 AM

I am such a hack!!! Beautiful.

-- Andy - Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 05-09-2017 02:25 AM

wow, just stunning work!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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