A BEAUTIFUL Fishing Net for a Fellow LJ'r

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Project by Greg posted 12-13-2010 09:04 AM 3113 views 13 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am ready to ship this beauty back East tomorrow. The handle wood, quilted cherry and padauk, was hand selected and sent to me by a fellow LumberJocker. (who will remain anonymous because I don’t want to possibly ruin a surprise gift.) The hoop is made up of Cherry ringed by wenge. This is a boat net, so the handle is longer to reach down into the water. The bag is black rubber. It looks better than clear, but hooks don’t stick to it, and no fishy smell. I hope this person likes it. It needs to be seen to appreciate (as with most ww projects.) I tried to capture different views on a Nikon D40. I LOVE this camera! Enjoy.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 11:35 AM

That looks so good the fish will be jumping in just to see it! :-)) I love that camera more than you do!! :-)) Why are there any others out there?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 12-13-2010 12:00 PM

Really nice. Great selection of woods. Someone is going to be very happy. The only way that net could look better is to have a 6lb. large mouth in it. lol

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 12:48 PM

Beautiful work Greg. Really, really nice. A functional piece of art for sure.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 12-13-2010 02:44 PM

Looks almost to pretty to get close to the water. Outstanding piece Greg. I’m sure the recipient is going to love it….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 12-13-2010 04:21 PM

Simply stunning….enuff said.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#6 posted 12-13-2010 04:24 PM

What a great job and surprise! It is perfect! Nice job!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-13-2010 04:28 PM

Excellent work Greg. I love it.

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#8 posted 12-13-2010 04:43 PM

Very Very Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#9 posted 12-13-2010 04:45 PM

Where did you get the netting material? I have 2 similar nets and have not been able to find the source for that netting. It is MUCH better on the fish as well as not getting hooks stuck in the netting.
Also, your net is much nicer than my 2. You’ve done a great job!

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#10 posted 12-13-2010 05:16 PM

This is a such a beautiful piece, and the fact that it’s a surprise gift for someone makes it that much nicer.

I’m also curious about where you sourced the netting from?

Did you use something like spar urethane on it, or something else similarly made for the outdoors/frequent water contact?

This really is great. I even like the gradual taper you have on the handle itself… noticeable, yet not extreme enough to deter the functionality of the piece.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 12-13-2010 05:23 PM

Beautiful pc. of artwork. This will be a fantastic surprise for someone. Did you steam bend the hoop?

Gotta love those Nikons. I use a D-90…well actually it’s my wifes….I just “borrow it”..alot.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#12 posted 12-13-2010 05:29 PM

Wow Greg,

I just checked out your website and you make some truly stunning pieces. I’d have to agree with Chip when he said “a functional piece of art”.

If anyone reading this project post is inspired by this piece, I’d encourage you to go check out Greg’s website for even more great pieces! I don’t know Greg at all, so this is not some silly plug for a buddy. I’m just saying he’s got several dozen more pictures of other nets of this caliber on his site. Check it out!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 12-13-2010 06:25 PM

Looks great. How was the wenge to bend? That stuff can be a bear to work with.

And +1 on the Nikon camera’s. Never used the D40, I have a D300s and love it tho.


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#14 posted 12-13-2010 07:39 PM

Awesome job, Looks beautiful.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 12-13-2010 08:30 PM

What a beauty! I love how the red of the Padauk accents the Quilted Cherry and the richness of the Wenge tops it off well too. Someone is going to be very happy!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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