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Been a while since I posted as I've been making nets for people all over the world. Kind of crazy!! I Wanted to share a few nets with you that I recently finished.

I think working alone makes you just crazy LOL! This is a custom stabilized Redwood Burl custom fly fishing net I've made for a repeat client in Los Angeles. Here, it is in clamp-up waiting for its obligatory 24 hours to dry.


One of the best parts of making a custom net is making curls just after glue up with my Lie-Neilson low angle plane.


The client was gifting this net to his client and wanted me to inlay his initials bronze near the butt. Here, I drawing up the monogram to be carved & inlaid.


I am using a 60,000 RPM compressed air
rotary tool, similar to a dentist drill, to route out the monogram. The bit I'm using is a solid carbide.020" flat bottom mill.


The completed Bronze inlay.


And here is the finished product. Hope you enjoy!

Notice that the handles strengthening center laminate's match the hoop's laminates. They consist of wenge, salvaged genuine Mahogany, and Maple.


The Redwood's 3-D lace Burl was mesmerizing, especially in bright sunlight. It sparkles like a low-riders metallic flake paint job!




You can really see the solid brass lanyard hole ferrule in this photo







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Exquisite, as always!
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WOW, That is an excellent net!!

Jim
 

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What a beautiful piece! The redwood burl is truly gorgeous! It's such a soft wood but the chatoyance is mesmerizing so the extra effort to stabilize it is well worth it.

FYI: My husband loves his net that you made with the extra long handle to use from his jon boat.
ALSO, I'm changing my initials to "D M" so you can send this over any time now!
 

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Sweet ! Very nice piece of birdseye.

So the answer is no? One can never have enough clamps? ;-)
 

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Some of the best work I have seen, and the net handle was not to bad either. Great pictures to show off some great woodwork.
 

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Beautiful. How do you go about stabilizing the burl ? I apologize if you've been over this before
 

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What a beautiful piece! The redwood burl is truly gorgeous! It s such a soft wood but the chatoyance is mesmerizing so the extra effort to stabilize it is well worth it.

FYI: My husband loves his net that you made with the extra long handle to use from his jon boat.
ALSO, I m changing my initials to "D M" so you can send this over any time now!

- mmh
Took me a minute to get what you meant by changing your initials! LOL! Thanks M. You know, I still use hubbie's net pic in my email signature after all these years!

Some of the best work I have seen, and the net handle was not to bad either. Great pictures to show off some great woodwork.
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Wow, thank you for the very nice comment!

Exquisite, as always!
Jim

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WOW, That is an excellent net!!

Jim

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Thanks JimS!!! :)

Beautiful. How do you go about stabilizing the burl ? I apologize if you ve been over this before

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I send mine out for stabilizing. I found home stabilizing to be a big PIA
 

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Beautiful net!

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Its a beauty
 

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dude what can I say,your work is beyond compare.phenominal as always.
 

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Stunningly beautiful!
 

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I am such a hack!!! Beautiful.
 

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wow, just stunning work!
 

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B-E-A-utiful piece sir. Absolutely stunning handle with some awesome glimmer to it. If you don't mind me asking, how do you cut the thin strips for lamentation of the net shape? Are you ripping thin strips off a board on a tablesaw? Or are you cutting running thin stock through the saw at the destined width? Other words, is it face or edge grain that is the wider section on the sides of the net with the groove routed in it? Astonishing work sir! I admire your skill
 
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