Landing Net Frame

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Project by Vagabond55 posted 02-08-2010 05:43 AM 5204 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first Landing Net.
4 Layers of Curly Maple, Indian Ebony, Lace Wood, and Persimmon.
Left over hard maple is used for the grip.

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 06:39 AM

A unique project and looks very well done.


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#2 posted 02-08-2010 01:05 PM

Very nice landing net indeed. I noticed from the pictures that it’s about 7” across. So it’s a Prototype, right?

The 12 Pound Bass (okay 10 Pound) and 4 Foot Muskie (okay 3.5 Foot) I catch MOST of the time wouldn’t fit in there!! Just Kidding Mr. Vagabond! ;-}

WOW!! What a Great Site This Is! Here I am, a New Member from CANADA, talking to Fellow Woodworker in JAPAN, about his Great Looking WOODEN Landing Net!

Now That’s what I call ”A Good Thing!”

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Stanley Coker

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#3 posted 02-08-2010 02:24 PM

Looks great, when does the trout go in it?

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 04:26 PM

Nice project, so what kind of fish are you landing with it?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 04:43 PM

Very nice!. I have made a couple nets out of ash and walnut. They are fun but challenging to make.

Great job!!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 10:04 PM

Really nice work!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#7 posted 02-09-2010 05:18 AM

that is a beautiful net I made myself one a few years back they are fun
I like yours better just because its new

well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#8 posted 02-09-2010 01:25 PM

Dennis,, thank you for your comment.
Your inlay fish looks so good.
I wish I could make such a nice looking inlay.

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#9 posted 02-09-2010 01:34 PM

Rick, it is so nice to hear from Canada where winter Olympic is about to begin.
Yeh,, the PROTOTYPE landing net is even bulky for my fishing trip.
Next one will be a bit smaller than this one.
Since my nation is less than 10% of your nation, the net is so small.
Best wishes for the Winter Olympic.

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#10 posted 02-10-2010 12:17 AM

nice first one but didn´t you forgot something importen

Rick now you have been around the globe
becourse I´m from Denmark


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#11 posted 03-29-2010 06:45 PM

Great job! do you mind if I ask how you cut the recess for the net string? I’ve made several of these myself and i cut the recess by hand, but it always gives me problems. I’m guessing there has to be a better way than what I’m doing.

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#12 posted 03-29-2010 08:53 PM

I have used a v file to score and then a round file works great
and I have tryed the router metode
with a round rasp in a micro router the same way you use a minidrill like proxon
you can use a tablerouter if you wants
or you can use a scratchplane
there is a lot of ways you can do it

hope this help you


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#13 posted 03-30-2010 03:52 AM

I made a simple jig with used jig saw blade.
Cut out the blade about 1/2” long (even used blade has enough portion)
Grind out teeth leaving 2,3teeth in the middle
cut a slit to the center of a small block of wood(1” cubic)
insert the blade into the slit of the block.
glue small piece of wood to the block as a guide to follow the flame outer rim.
now you can easily make recess with the width of blade and the depth of blade
extrusion from the block.

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#14 posted 03-30-2010 03:58 PM

Very nice work, love it. I would be interested in knowing how your bending your frames and etc. I have done a few of these but nothing like yours. Would love to see and know how your doing the bending.

-- Roger From Vinton

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