|Project by Greg||posted 03-30-2012 07:59 PM||2602 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
This net was commissioned last year by a friend who wanted a unique gift for an acupuncturist fly fisherwoman who has treated him for free for over a year. It is Carolina Cherry Burl (CCB) with a layer of Cocobolo to add backbone to the working handle. The Throat is highly curly maple, separated by Purpleheart. Look closely at the CCB and you will see where I inlayed copper into teh inclusions. I love the way the copper blends with the natural color of the CCB until it catches the light and shimmers back at you.
I have been very busy lately and have not had time to post, but that is a great thing in this economy and I am extremely thankful to have a backlog of well over 20 nets! My last two shows went very well, and I have been picking up steady commissions since.
I have many nets I need to still post and will as time allows. It is such a ball creating these gems. I am truly living the(broke)dream. In all seriousness, I couldn’t ask for more. Life is good.
Please enjoy these pics.
This is the beginning stage of laying out the magnetic catches. There are rare earth mags embedded in the small wood pieces. The fisher can hang the net off their back and out of the way. I you want to see it work check out my short video. It’s pretty slick.
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