|Project by Greg||posted 07-27-2012 03:29 PM||2809 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
My client stopped by the studio today to pick up his net. His smile made ME smile. :)
This wasn’t even staged one little bit….Pinky swear…
Nice shirt he’s wearing (One of Sierra Net’s Die With The Fly Shirts)
This commission required that he and I work out the details over Email. We sent CAD drawings and PDFs back and forth until we got it right. It was a fun build for me! I was also challenged to make a new elliptical shaped net hoop form. He also requested an inlaid copper fly of his own creation. He sent me the art, and I engraved and inlaid the fly in copper along with some of the open burl eyes in the cat’s eye burl maple. I love using this wood as it has so much character in such a little area. The hoop is shimmering curly maple & black walnut. The custom tied lanyard’s hole has a copper ferrule liner.
I absolutely LOVE the ergonomics of this net. It’s super light and just feels like an extension of your hand. The client was concerned a bit about the length but took a couple of false swipes with it and loved it.
These pics are but a small sample of the steps to get the net made but you’ll get the jist of it….All of the steps wouldn’t fit in this post! It’s a lot of work!
Here’s a video I put together of the build for the client.
Thanks For looking.
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