Fishing nets

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Project by MarkJ posted 12-15-2011 05:04 PM 2348 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another pair of Christmas presents made last year. It was my first time with bent lamination and also with a scroll saw. I was a little nervous starting out on this one since I thought the glue up may be a nightmare. It was messy for sure, but not that bad really. I was also debating whether to follow the plan (wood magazine) and make the fish inlay or leave well enough alone but I’m glad I took the plunge and gave it a try. I actually lost one of the fish for several days and finally found it just before starting to make a new one. The other funny thing with this was with the nets. I bought two of the same net from Bass Pro Shop. I counted the loops on one of the nets and then set out and drilled the appropriate amount of holes (after taking the time to make sure they were evenly spaced) in both frames. I’ll be damned if one of nets didn’t have an extra loop!!

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 05:41 PM

Nice job. how do you keep the net in the drilled holes?

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#2 posted 12-15-2011 05:48 PM

Great job. I love the inlay. By the way, I found the same problem with the nets having differing sizes. What it the size of the loop? 10” x 14”?

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#3 posted 12-15-2011 06:08 PM

Nice job. I’d like to try making those sometime.

-- Jeff,

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#4 posted 12-15-2011 09:16 PM

Great set of nets. On my list of things I would like to make as well.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#5 posted 12-16-2011 12:02 AM

Please tell us you are not going to throw those art works into the bottom of a boat to be trampled on by excited fishermen?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 12-16-2011 01:00 AM

AWESOME job! Love the net story. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 01:02 AM

WVTODD, there’s a groove that runs along the outside of the frame and a string that runs inside that groove. The string runs through the loops.

Rustfever, I don’t remember now.. this was a pair of presents from last year. If I ever do this again, I’ll definitely be counting the loops though.

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#8 posted 12-16-2011 01:19 AM

Nice job,

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#9 posted 12-16-2011 03:56 AM

Great job….........I want to try that some time too…......LOL…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 01-29-2014 12:57 AM

Beautiful work! I like the addition of the fish icons. Did you carve those too?

I think you ”caught” on to making these!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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