Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Net

I just finished my net last night. I am happy with the way it turned out. I learned alot about steaming wood and form design. I am excited to build another one. I can build them alot faster than a bamboo rod, so there is a little faster gratification. I used Walnut, Maple and Chokecherry burl in the construction of this net. It requires you to mill out 1\8 inch strips of wood and then steam it. You then bend the strips around a form. Design a handle and glue the strips up. Then lots and lots of filing and sanding to shape it. I finished it up with some teak oil. Went to the river today to see if there was a fish willing to pose with my net for a few snap shots.






















2 comments:

cort said...

I love it! I think I would net every fish I caught with it.....ya even the little sculpins that take a nymph. I would net that

azwanderings said...

Chasin...

Just thought I would let you know how much I've been enjoying your site. The pictures are worth a thousand words and really are spectacular. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading and seeing more from your neck of the woods. Thanks again for sharing.

Ben