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A NET Result!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:06 pm
by ColinM
Hi All,

Well this little project had been on my to do list for some time, so mice to tick it off...

Quite some time ago, my pond scoop net (not really up to the job of an outdoor pond with rocks around it) gave up severely in the (light) netting department, leaving me with a lovely wooden handle and extraordinarily useless wire loop :lol: .

After rummaging through the local pet stores, garden centres etc, there was nothing suitable.

Sew (and that deliberate misspelling Pam will soon become clear), it called for some creativity.

Out came a piece of 70% heavy duty shade weaved cloth, some mono filament (that's fishing line for the uninitiated :wink: ) and one of my dear wife's larger sewing needles.

My only past experience with sewing was marble bags (as a youngster) and buttons and hems as a bachelor.

So here's the result:

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Tough as boots and works a charm! (Y) This won't rip in a hurry 8) :D

Re: A NET Result!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:57 pm
by JNarelle
Top job!! :)

Re: A NET Result!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:23 pm
by ColinM
Thank you JNarelle :D

Re: A NET Result!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:53 pm
by bubba louie
When I was a kid we made our own butterfly nets.

Re: A NET Result!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:00 pm
by ColinM
Yes Bubba - actually forgot as a 7 year old in England we made our own nets to catch Newts and Sticklebacks :D - thank you for syntactically connecting me to my Mesolithic years :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: A NET Result!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:47 am
by Pam
Creativity at its best Colin.

And when have I EVER corrected your spelling? I may, on a couple of occasions have mentioned something, never corrected it. And besides, where is the prooof, or it didn't happen. :twisted:

Re: A NET Result!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:15 am
by ColinM
Pam wrote:Creativity at its best Colin.

And when have I EVER corrected your spelling? I may, on a couple of occasions have mentioned something, never corrected it. And besides, where is the prooof, or it didn't happen. :twisted:


:lol: :lol: Thank you Pam - I was pleased with the result. :D

Re: A NET Result!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:57 pm
by Quenda
Who says the younger generation can't mend and make do any more. :wink:

Top job, Colin. (Y)

Re: A NET Result!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:53 am
by ColinM
Who says the younger generation can't mend and make do any more
- it's a long time since I've been called that (lovin' it :D ) though don't feel very young (especially in the back) after yesterday's gardening efforts :(

Top job, Colin.
- thank you Quenda :D