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#1 jak n meg

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:10 pm

can [NO TEXT TALK] who has any experiance in making longnets and wouldent mind tutoring me and taking me through the process of making 1 be so kind as 2 do so, i hav made purse nets but dont know how 2 set about making a long net any helpfull advice is very welcome such as do's and dont's any pics of the stages would be greatfull aswell.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:14 pm

just knit as you would a purse net but keep going....

start with 12,14 or however many meshes wide you want..... and just keep going :good:

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:02 pm

Once you have made one you will probably vow to never make another!

As Rabbit hunter said - once you have the width to your own preference (16 in my case as I value the extra bag) just keep knitting. Once you have made a yard or two just hook it up again near the end and start to stow the finished part in a bag, and repeat until you have got as much as you want, remember the net will reduce by 1/3rd when set if done properly (150 yards of netting for 100 yard net)

Good luck!

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:06 pm

thanks for the advice :)

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:06 pm

Once you have made one you will probably vow to never make another!

As Rabbit hunter said - once you have the width to your own preference (16 in my case as I value the extra bag) just keep knitting. Once you have made a yard or two just hook it up again near the end and start to stow the finished part in a bag, and repeat until you have got as much as you want, remember the net will reduce by 1/3rd when set if done properly (150 yards of netting for 100 yard net)

Good luck!

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RE: bagging, i always use 100% bagging, ie 200yards makes 100 yards net. but its each to his own

I have made two nets and in fact i have vowed to make all my longnets myself :good: except for a few 6z nets i would use on different ground :ph34r:

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:07 pm

My long net turned into a 20yard stopnet NEVER AGAIN.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:16 pm

I have made two nets and in fact i have vowed to make all my longnets myself



I have always made my own but I did say 'probably' give up - most people give up at 30 - 50 yards IMO

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:53 pm

Im making a 50 yard double selvedge net just now, i just tie it in with a loop of twine every 50 rows so i can keep track of how many rows are in it and keep it neat and all together, and just keep going and going and going lol :thumbs-up:

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 09:38 pm

Nathan,

What type of cord is that you're using there - looks like good stuff

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 09:44 pm

It is spun polyester size 20/9 as good as spun nylon but without the stretch ;)

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 09:46 pm

Is it freely available or is it a 'closed circle' item? What sort of price is it?

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:30 pm

how long does it take every1 2 make a long net ?

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:06 pm

About 150 times longer than a purse net! LOL!!

Just keep knitting and don't watch the clock (or the calendar!)

You'll feel so much better catching rabbits in your own net, a real sense of pride

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 12:08 am

looks like a good net there nathan, im going to start on a 20/9 spun poly net very soon aswell.

How long are you doing the net?

OLDTRAPCOLLECTOR it is freely available from www.engel-netze.de postage is 15 euro's though, which is about £7 i think. it works out about £10 a kilo, there abouts.

JAK N MEG, i allow a minute a row, so it works out something like 28 hours for a 50 yard net with 100% bagging

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:08 pm

MMMMMMmmmmmmmm long nets :hmm:

love em or hate em, they dont knit themselves so get off the pc and start knitting them and who knows you may have one for the coming season :)

all the best to you for trying ;)


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