Walnut and white oak landing net

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Project by Jeremymcon posted 05-31-2017 10:50 AM 993 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a landing net I just completed in walnut and white oak. This was a tricky project! Took me a couple of attempts to get the clamping form just right, as well as the size of the handle and the thickness of the strips. But now that I’ve done it once, I plan to make one or two more from some Birdseye maple that I picked up a while back. The sculpted handle detail is taken from another net I saw online, and really feels great in hand. I’ll definitely add that detail again.

Finished with seafin teak oil. I used this product on an adirondack chair recently, and liked the way it looked. We’ll see how it holds up. Only problem I have with it right now is that, at least with 6 coats of the oil, it is still a little tacky after 2 days of curing. Hopefully it gets smoother.

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#1 posted 05-31-2017 01:30 PM

Nice looking net. To get rid of that last bit of tack you may want to sand it very lightly and wipe it down with a dry cloth.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 05-31-2017 04:00 PM

Too pretty to get dirty!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-31-2017 06:45 PM

Great net!!

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

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#4 posted 05-31-2017 06:58 PM

being a fly fisherman,or at least i was at one point,i can really appreciate the beauty and work you put into this net.outstanding job.

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

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#5 posted 06-01-2017 12:26 AM

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#6 posted 06-01-2017 01:17 AM

Caught this pretty little brown trout in it today!

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#7 posted 06-01-2017 01:18 AM

I call shenanigans – This project isn’t finished until there’s a fish in the net

Edit: I literally posted this seconds after we got a shot of the trout

-- - Allen (Marietta, GA) In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#8 posted 06-01-2017 01:27 AM

@allenD: LOL! Crazy timing. I had to get out and catch one in it since the rain stopped here.

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