Walnut landing net

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Project by BiologistAngler posted 06-03-2020 09:39 PM 548 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I learned the basic methods from Youtube (gotta love Youtube). It is a pretty straight forward process, although the glue-up is tricky, walnut that has been soaked in water is bendable enough, but I had to adjust some curves to be more broad. The curve at the top of the handle requires some crowded clamp placement. This net I actually used gorilla glue because it expands into all the small cracks and crevices between strips. I used 3 strips that were 1/8” thick and just under 1” wide. I had trouble getting a flat face on the strips. I cut them off the face of boards to the desired width on a bandsaw so the kerf of the blade didn’t take too much material in the cut; it made for rough surfaces. I just used an orbital sander to get the rough surface off but they are so small it was hard to get flat surface for gluing. I think that the surfaces were a bit convex and so they didn’t have the best contact for gluing. They are too thin to pass through a jointer or planer, I figured the only way to get a consistent flat surface was using a drum sander, but I don’t have one. Another thought I had was to cut whole boards down their thickness and plane them to 1/8” then just ripping the strips by their width from them. I used 3 coats of arm-r-seal as a finish, although I’ll have to see how it holds up after fully cured.

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#1 posted 06-04-2020 12:13 PM

Great looking landing net. They won’t get away with that handy!!


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#2 posted 06-04-2020 01:04 PM

Looks really nice.
From the fish stories I’ve heard you tell, this net won’t be big enough!
Go get’em.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 06-04-2020 02:12 PM

nice looking net,great job.

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#4 posted 06-04-2020 03:03 PM

That’s outstanding.

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