Fishing Net Building

Recently, I've been very interested in the process of bending wood. I decided to experiment with this, hands on, and make a fly fishing net.

 This process includes determining the circumference of the net and the overall desired shape, then building a form that accommodates these parameters.

It's very important to know the properties of wood when doing this process, or any wood work in general. For this net, I chose woods (oak and walnut) that absorb liquids well and bend easily without cracking. 

To personalize the net, I added a bar in the handle that allows for easier carrying. Metal markers are placed every inch so that if you do catch a fish, the handle can be used as a measuring device. 


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