I built this net a few years ago by bending thin strips of walnut and ash around a frame I built. I did not steam or soak any of the strips and it worked great... lots of thin strips instead of a couple thick ones. Did it all in one fell swoop... was a very harried 10 minutes of glueing and clamping and slamming them flat with a heavy mallet, you better believe!! I went to Big Lots and bought a bunch of big cheapo C clamps to accomplish the task.
Plans were from Wood Magazine. (I made the lures in the picture, too)
I'm making another net like this to donate to a TU event and I'm having issues with finding a "just right" net bag.
The interior dimensions of the net are 14" X 9"
The total interior circumference is 35"
Per the plans, I drill holes for 44 loops, but that can be adjusted either way by a bit of course.
I'm thinking about this one. Think it'll work?? It's 2 inches wider than ideal, and 2 less loops.
Maybe I'm just being a bit too crazy about this, but I need to order the right one because it needs to be done in two weeks. No time to order, find out I'm wrong and order again.