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Project by BigShooter posted 03-03-2020 01:57 AM 1038 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first steam bent landing net. I steamed the wood and clamped it into the mold first. I let it sit for a couple of days. Then took it off and glued it up, put it back in the mold for another couple of days.

My first attempt I had maple and padauk, but the padauk did not bend well and split. So I resteamed with maple and walnut. The handle is also walnut.

I sanded it smooth to even up the strips, then routed the edges. I made a jig to cut the thread slot on the tablesaw copied after tomgrin's great design.

I drilled the holes, which was easy, next time I will get a tailors tape measure since it will bend around the hoop easier then my regular tape.

I am happy with the result, except the handle is a little to wide for most people, my hands are bigger so it is fine for me. In the future I will either make the center wood thinner or carve away the strips on the outside, depending on what look I am going for.

-- Cherish wily thoughts and keep a tight grip on your booze





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swirt

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#1 posted 03-03-2020 02:49 AM

Great looking net, and thanks for the process pics.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 03-03-2020 04:14 AM

Years ago I tried this, failed miserably and gave up. You net is absolutely fantastic. Good on you for certain!

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#3 posted 03-03-2020 12:51 PM

Love it. Now all you need is to hook some lunkers to test it out.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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Rich1955

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#4 posted 03-03-2020 01:57 PM

Beautiful, I’ve always wanted to try to build my own net. I think you just inspired me to rekindle that desire.
Nice work!

-- Rich

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pottz

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#5 posted 03-03-2020 03:20 PM

nice job for your first but dont tell your fishing buddies you made it or your gonna have a lot of requests.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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BigShooter

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#6 posted 03-03-2020 04:43 PM



nice job for your first but dont tell your fishing buddies you made it or your gonna have a lot of requests.

- pottz

I wish the netting was cheaper (I paid $15), I would make them for everyone! It takes almost no wood, I think it will be my new go to gift. I know $15 isn’t too much but most of those deadbeats still owe me beer money

The netting is made in USA flyfishingnets.net

-- Cherish wily thoughts and keep a tight grip on your booze

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TomGrin

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#7 posted 03-10-2020 09:53 PM

Great looking net! I use the catch and release nets from Jan’s Netcraft. $9 each. Keep up the good work.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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