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  1. Ah yes.  I agree with you it is gorgeous.  Almost looks as though they added Turquoise to the epoxy.  I have some woodworking friends that have done river tables, however I have not seen anyone do this on a net until now.  Gives me an idea.  I know where there is some crotched cherry that is checking.  This might be something to do with that.


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    Gluing the handle to the hoop.  Take notice of the small blocks at the top and the bottom of the first picture.  These are additional supports to get the hoop to press against the handle.  I think next time I will glue the veneers and the handle all in one step.  I can see how it would save a lot of time.  

    Mikechell, I am going to see if I can get the hoop to blend into the handle so it looks appealing.

     

    Michael


  3. With the encouragement of Bryon, and having the time, I have started my first net.  I have started with an old door from a remodel.

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    Then  bolted some clamping blocks.  I bolted them with the idea that I could mov e them in or out depending on the size of net I was building.  

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    From there I glued my veneers of Maple and Walnut. 

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    Added a few more clamps, now I'm waiting for the glue to dry.  

     

    Michael


  4. 5 hours ago, Steeldrifter said:

    Them- "You have to wear a mask to come in here"

    Me- "I can't, it is a class 4 felony violation of section 34-9 (A.1B)  to wear a mask while carrying a gun"

    Them- "What?"

    Me- "What?"

    😁

    Oh thank you.

     

     I'm still laughing.

     

    Michael


  5. On 4/30/2020 at 9:58 AM, Bryon Anderson said:

    For glue-up I've actually been using a product recommended to me by a local net maker --here's a link to the product https://www.dap.com/dap-products-ph/weldwood-plastic-resin-glue/

    Good morning Mr. Bryon,

    Looks like I am on my way to making a canoe net for myself.  I've started the form and will try using 1x1 as anchor points with clothespin clamps between them to bring the veneers together.  I'm thinking if I bolt the anchor points to the form I will be able to adjust them in or out to create different sized nets.  (That's my thought).  

    You had mentioned that you have a formula you like for the Weldwood?  I'll be curious to work with this.  A lot of my work in has been with canoes and kayaks in the past.  Lately I have been doing in smaller works, i.e.  travel mugs, wine glasses, shot glasses.  I have become well acquainted with epoxies.  In the future, if  your find a need to work with epoxy again, especially as a finish or sealing coat, thin it with acetone.  I find a 1-1 up to a 3-1 mix makes the epoxy very thin and will give you a much longer pot life.  Unfortunately, also means a longer curing time.  

    Looking forwards to you thoughts and inspiration. 

    Michael

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  6. Bryon,

    Epic.  These are coming along exceptionally.  I have been thinking of making a pair too.  Curios, what did you use for a form?  Did you run into any pitfalls I should be watching for? I am assuming you went with Tite Bond III or Epoxy for you glue up, however what did you use for finish?

     

    Michael


  7. Good evening All,

    Just something I tried after the second infestation in 40 years.  I found closet liner in Aromatic Cedar in 3 foot planks.  One box did the bottoms of every container I have and still have more than half the package left over.  That was better than 10 years ago and have had no issues to date.

     

    Michael


  8. Wife and I went blue line fishing (find a thin blue line on the map, find said blue line and fish it). Did a bit of hiking and did find a couple of new spots of great fishing. On the way back we tried to find a faster route home. The map said to take a right and we did. What should have been an an hour and a half ride turned into a 3 and a half hour ride home. The other end had signs reading "NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ALLOWED!!!". Turns out we were on the snowmobile trails. Sorry about that to anyone who is a snowmobiler. Interesting day though.

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  9. The Iguana was very tasty. Not like chicken at all other than the texture was the same. Fun telling folks that I've now eaten Iguana, Mountain Lion, Deer, Moose, Goose, Duck , Brant, Ostrich, Alligator, Rabbit, Groundhog, Beaver, Mosquitoes and Black flies... I'm sure there are other things I'm missing on this list.

     

    Michael


  10. Epic trip to Grand Cayman Island! Hooked up with Randy Parchment at Chasing Tails Cayman. Great guy that has a long bloodline on the island. Saw lots of Bones and my daughter had the opportunity to catch one. I know I know, its not a fly rod. I had a take by a descent Barracuda, that was an extremely short fight.

     

    The other thing that was really cool was the meal of tree chicken.

     

    Michael

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  11. Headed to Grand Cayman.

    Want to do one day of fishing. Two species catch my attention, Bonefish and Jack Crevalle, because I've never had a chance to chased them before. I'm looking for a guide and suggestions and any other ideas while we're there. I'll be there in two weeks.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Michael


  12. Those are the best looking wine glasses I have seen.

     

    I have an elcheapo lathe that I got years ago. Could probably count on 1 hand the projects I have tried.

    Thank you. They were fun and a challenge to make.

    My first lathe was an Auction buy for $80 with tools. Had it up until just a couple of months ago (16 yearsish). It did me well. Some times you best tool is the sanding tool. It will hide a tremendous amount.

     

    Michaael


  13. Very pretty.

     

    Do you ever have problems with stems that narrow, and warping/twisting?

    Nothing as of yet. I do try to keep the moisture content under 8% and I do seal them in epoxy before I spray finish them. That being said, I have had 2 travel mugs separate at the glue joints. Not sure what that was all about.

     

    Michael


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    Excellent "hair bug" Bruce. The heads are articulated?

    and this one

    http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=76026 & http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=81803&page=2&do=findComment&comment=635353

     

    flyguy638 and TheCream also did pretty good work on that pattern

    http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern13815.html

    http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=78234

     

    For my style I'd prefer this duck posted by Pelhament; http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=43051&do=findComment&comment=357193

    and tied by wiggleminnow http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern4552.htmll

     

    That bird post the other day sent me on a site search.

     

    This is the prototype?

    http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=53213

     

     

     

     

    I do have a question about this pattern. I've always been curious how the wings, Mallard feathers, are attached to this fly?

     

    Michael

    Wings are glued in

     

    Thank you Bruce. I do appreciate the help. I have tried a couple of glues and have not had much success to this point. May I ask what you are using and how you are applying it? Have you had trouble with the wings not staying on. Last question, do you have much of an issue with the fly spinning while casting?

     

    Michael

     

    I don't throw them far,and fly wings get tore up quickly, pattern doesn't helicopter much, alittle. I use loctite super glue , ultra gel

     

    That is interesting. I'll give it a try.

     

    Michael


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    I do have a question about this pattern. I've always been curious how the wings, Mallard feathers, are attached to this fly?

     

    Michael

    Wings are glued in

     

    Thank you Bruce. I do appreciate the help. I have tried a couple of glues and have not had much success to this point. May I ask what you are using and how you are applying it? Have you had trouble with the wings not staying on. Last question, do you have much of an issue with the fly spinning while casting?

     

    Michael

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