Wooden Landing net?

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DSJ
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Wooden Landing net?

Post by DSJ » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:59 pm

A few weeks ago I was in Mackinaw City and I picked up a few landing net replacements cheap. Now I get to design and build some laminated wood nets for this spring's fishing trips.
I have a good of red oak, cedar and white pine to work with

Has anyone here ever made one?
Any tips on wood species, design, or bending techniques?

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Re: Wooden Landing net?

Post by Glen Smith » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:04 pm

I made a few using ash and walnut laminations bent around a form and I used walnut for the handle.
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Re: Wooden Landing net?

Post by podunk » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:13 pm

I would stay away from red oak, it doesn't steam, bend or glue up well. Has a tendency to crack. I would think cedar would work just fine.

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Re: Wooden Landing net?

Post by DSJ » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:17 pm

Thats a nice net, Glen.

I got out in the shop and experimented with a few strips today. The oak and cedar both bent quite nicely.

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Re: Wooden Landing net?

Post by cff » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:18 am

I'd like to build a long handle wooden landing net. Does anyone know where you can get the netting? Canadian tire perhaps???

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Re: Wooden Landing net?

Post by DSJ » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:01 pm

Any place that has a decent selection of fishing tackle should have them.

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