Sam is back from teaching, working in the shop and playing on the river.
Deposit and Final Pricing
This net is 26 inches overall. The hoop is 15 x 8.5 inches. The wood is what makes this net unusual. The entire net is American black walnut. The heart wood of walnut is a dark wood and the outer layers of the tree, sap wood, are a lighter almost white in color. As the wood, in the living tree ages, the sapwood takes on the deeper tones as the tree continues to add new layers of sap/surface wood. The wood in this net was cut off my property then air dried for about 3-5 years which preserved the contrast in color. Most lumber is dried in a wood kiln using stream which creates a more uniform color but with loss of the lighter wood. When I sort through the boards there is the occasional piece which was cut at the right angle that demonstrates the transformation of the sap wood into the heart wood. Not a combination of color and tone that one often sees. Every net will vary because of the wood selection and variability.
Nets of similar style may be ordered in various woods and with a ghost net bag. My nets are all signed and numbered. All nets have a custom shop made brass eye for attaching the net to your vest or belt. This net may also be ordered in a smaller size.
There is a $100 refundable deposit, with up to a 12 month wait time. I will email you for confirmation of details.