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Wedding Gift for the Groom From his Fiance-Custom Buckeye Burl Fly Fishing Net

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Project by Greg posted 11-16-2017 05:15 PM 3560 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This net was commissioned about this time last year almost a year in advance from the couple’s wedding date. The bride-to-be contacted me and wanted to do the Dave Matthews Band fire dancer logo on the net. I happen to like Dave Matthews a lot myself and knew girl once who had this tattoo, so I was familiar with it. The Fire Dancer logo is inlaid with Kingman Turquoise I picked up myself in Kingman Az. The blue inlay in the handle’s natural burl inclusions is azurite. The burl has been professionally stabilized and is laminated to a wenge “spine” for strength.

Her fiancé is an avid fly fisherman from Michigan, so she thought this would be the ultimate gift for somebody who already had everything flyfishing.

I sent her teaser pics during the build and had the net ready and shipped a few months in advance. When she received it, she could barely contain herself and said she almost gave it to him on the spot but held her ground.

Here are some additional pics.

Glue Up-Hellraiser style

A pic of the NON-woodworking side of net building.

Additional finished pics

I hope you enjoyed!

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





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pottz

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#1 posted 11-16-2017 05:23 PM

wow greg over the top,youve outdone yourself again buddy.that buckeye burl is beyond belief,and i love the inlay.you always blow me away.your nets are so beautiful id want to hang it on the wall just to look at! top 1 for the month!

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

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sras

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#2 posted 11-16-2017 05:34 PM

Absolutely stunning. Just put the net in the water – the fish will swim into it just to look at it!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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averagedadworkshop

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#3 posted 11-16-2017 07:03 PM

Holy Crap that’s beautiful!! That burl is just incredible! Well done sir!

-- "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt

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CalgaryBill

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#4 posted 11-16-2017 08:33 PM

That is an amazing piece of work! The Buckeye burl is stunning in itself, but rises to the max with the inlay. Top notch.

-- Calgary Bill

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#5 posted 11-17-2017 11:23 AM

What beautiful work.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 11-17-2017 03:28 PM

I have no clue where you are but I would give anything to be taught this! way cool!

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#7 posted 11-20-2017 03:59 PM

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#8 posted 11-20-2017 04:50 PM

An amazing work of art that is fully functional! The burled handle is incredible! If you don’t mind me asking, how do you cut the thin strips for lamentation of the net shape? Are you ripping thin strips off the side of the board on a tablesaw? Or are you running thin stock through the saw at the destined width and turning it on edge for glue up? Other words, is it face or edge grain that is the wider section on the sides of the net with the groove routed in it? Astonishing work sir! I admire your skill

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GnarlyErik

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#9 posted 11-21-2017 03:53 AM

Absolutely stunning!

The only drawback is the recipient will need to keep a close eye on that treasure to prevent it from ‘growing feet’. I am curious though; what is “hellraiser style glueup”?

Congratulations on a beautiful job.

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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Greg

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#10 posted 11-22-2017 07:18 AM



Absolutely stunning!

The only drawback is the recipient will need to keep a close eye on that treasure to prevent it from growing feet . I am curious though; what is “hellraiser style glueup”?

Congratulations on a beautiful job.

- GnarlyErik


HAHHA, Thank you for the kind words. That’s just what works for me to ensure a good quality glue-up.


An amazing work of art that is fully functional! The burled handle is incredible! If you don’t mind me asking, how do you cut the thin strips for lamentation of the net shape? Are you ripping thin strips off the side of the board on a tablesaw? Or are you running thin stock through the saw at the destined width and turning it on edge for glue up? Other words, is it face or edge grain that is the wider section on the sides of the net with the groove routed in it? Astonishing work sir! I admire your skill

- GAwoodworker


Thank you! I rip thin strips on my band saw off the edge of a board.


wow greg over the top,youve outdone yourself again buddy.that buckeye burl is beyond belief,and i love the inlay.you always blow me away.your nets are so beautiful id want to hang it on the wall just to look at! top 1 for the month!

- pottz


As Always, thank you my friend!

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

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