A BEAUTIFUL Fishing Net for a Fellow LJ'r

  • Advertise with us
Project by Greg posted 1319 days ago 2153 views 12 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am ready to ship this beauty back East tomorrow. The handle wood, quilted cherry and padauk, was hand selected and sent to me by a fellow LumberJocker. (who will remain anonymous because I don’t want to possibly ruin a surprise gift.) The hoop is made up of Cherry ringed by wenge. This is a boat net, so the handle is longer to reach down into the water. The bag is black rubber. It looks better than clear, but hooks don’t stick to it, and no fishy smell. I hope this person likes it. It needs to be seen to appreciate (as with most ww projects.) I tried to capture different views on a Nikon D40. I LOVE this camera! Enjoy.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

25 comments so far

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


14589 posts in 2273 days

#1 posted 1319 days ago

That looks so good the fish will be jumping in just to see it! :-)) I love that camera more than you do!! :-)) Why are there any others out there?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View ncdon's profile


143 posts in 1474 days

#2 posted 1319 days ago

Really nice. Great selection of woods. Someone is going to be very happy. The only way that net could look better is to have a 6lb. large mouth in it. lol

-- Don, North Carolina, " A sharp blade & a tuned saw= happiness"

View Chip's profile


1904 posts in 2690 days

#3 posted 1319 days ago

Beautiful work Greg. Really, really nice. A functional piece of art for sure.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

View Maveric777's profile


2687 posts in 1674 days

#4 posted 1319 days ago

Looks almost to pretty to get close to the water. Outstanding piece Greg. I’m sure the recipient is going to love it….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

View Jimthecarver's profile


1121 posts in 2383 days

#5 posted 1319 days ago

Simply stunning….enuff said.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

View Ken90712's profile


14821 posts in 1786 days

#6 posted 1319 days ago

What a great job and surprise! It is perfect! Nice job!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Ben 's profile


157 posts in 1962 days

#7 posted 1319 days ago

Excellent work Greg. I love it.

View DaddyZ's profile


2375 posts in 1638 days

#8 posted 1319 days ago

Very Very Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

View DonDA's profile


113 posts in 1829 days

#9 posted 1319 days ago

Where did you get the netting material? I have 2 similar nets and have not been able to find the source for that netting. It is MUCH better on the fish as well as not getting hooks stuck in the netting.
Also, your net is much nicer than my 2. You’ve done a great job!

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

View Jonathan's profile


2603 posts in 1648 days

#10 posted 1319 days ago

This is a such a beautiful piece, and the fact that it’s a surprise gift for someone makes it that much nicer.

I’m also curious about where you sourced the netting from?

Did you use something like spar urethane on it, or something else similarly made for the outdoors/frequent water contact?

This really is great. I even like the gradual taper you have on the handle itself… noticeable, yet not extreme enough to deter the functionality of the piece.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

View GaryL's profile


1074 posts in 1428 days

#11 posted 1319 days ago

Beautiful pc. of artwork. This will be a fantastic surprise for someone. Did you steam bend the hoop?

Gotta love those Nikons. I use a D-90…well actually it’s my wifes….I just “borrow it”..alot.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

View Jonathan's profile


2603 posts in 1648 days

#12 posted 1319 days ago

Wow Greg,

I just checked out your website and you make some truly stunning pieces. I’d have to agree with Chip when he said “a functional piece of art”.

If anyone reading this project post is inspired by this piece, I’d encourage you to go check out Greg’s website for even more great pieces! I don’t know Greg at all, so this is not some silly plug for a buddy. I’m just saying he’s got several dozen more pictures of other nets of this caliber on his site. Check it out!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

View RS Woodworks's profile

RS Woodworks

464 posts in 1849 days

#13 posted 1319 days ago

Looks great. How was the wenge to bend? That stuff can be a bear to work with.

And +1 on the Nikon camera’s. Never used the D40, I have a D300s and love it tho.


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

View Monty Queen's profile

Monty Queen

1578 posts in 1849 days

#14 posted 1319 days ago

Awesome job, Looks beautiful.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

View mmh's profile


3322 posts in 2320 days

#15 posted 1319 days ago

What a beauty! I love how the red of the Padauk accents the Quilted Cherry and the richness of the Wenge tops it off well too. Someone is going to be very happy!

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

showing 1 through 15 of 25 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase