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Walnut and Lacewood fishing net

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Project by TomGrin posted 01-14-2018 05:00 PM 1267 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my favorite net that I have made so far. I’ts kind of beat up because it is the one I have used for the past six years. I steam the frame pieces and let them dry in the jig for a couple of days. I laminate the frame and handle using West system epoxy. I run it through the planer and round the edges with a router. I cut the grove using a jig I made for the table saw. The second net is Cherry and Purpleheart.

-- Lets make some sawdust. Tom





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CFrye

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 12:19 AM

Tom, I have no use for a net like this and don’t know anyone that would use it. But I would love to learn how you make it and the jig you mention. The walnut grain is WOW!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 02:45 AM

I’d love to see a build blog on these nets- awesome 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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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 01:15 PM



I d love to see a build blog on these nets- awesome work!

- TungOil

Ditto! (and that comment is enough to let you know what I think about your work.)

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 01-15-2018 03:39 PM

Great job on the net. Would love to net my fish with it. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 01-15-2018 04:56 PM

You did a very nice job on this fishing net.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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TomGrin

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#6 posted 01-15-2018 09:03 PM

I will add a build blog for nets. It might take a few weeks, I have some other projects first.

-- Lets make some sawdust. Tom

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TungOil

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#7 posted 01-15-2018 09:36 PM

Awesome Tom, thanks! Looking forward to it!

-- 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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ColoradoJim

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#8 posted 01-19-2018 02:27 AM

Beautiful net and the fish in not bad either! Look forward to your blog.

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Mike Vettori

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#9 posted 01-31-2018 09:44 PM

Beautiful net, well done! Can you give some detail on the jig you made to cut the groove for the net lacing? I made one myself and I put a similar groove in mine but cut it by hand. A jig would have made that process much easier.

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TomGrin

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#10 posted 02-10-2018 05:25 PM

I posted a build blog on how I make these nets. I hope it helps answer any questions.

-- Lets make some sawdust. Tom

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#11 posted 05-03-2018 12:42 AM

Love it! Never knew I needed to make a fishing net until now.

Nice craftsmanship.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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