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hi can anyone give me a rough idea on the price of a 25 yrd long net just the net coz I want to try and rig it my self and some one who can make it coz I don't want to wait till iv made mine it could be quite a while thanks sj

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aret everyone av started me long net its 14 meshes high jst wondering will I still need a selvedge on a hemp net and if so what would you recommend cheers sj

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A selvedge is impotent on any hand made long net, it does a lot more than just run on the lines. I would double up the twine you are using and use that.

 

TC

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cheers for that tc just another question how do you attach the selvedge do you tie it on to the tag end in the same way you attach another net needel full of twine cheers sj

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It does not really matter how you start the selvedge off. The way I do it is to thread one side of a net on to a pole.

 

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Then start on the left hand side and just start knitting moving the other side of the net along the pole as you go.

 

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It does help if you can have a table below the net as that stops the net dropping making it slower to knit.

 

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When I knit a selvedge I have a piece of twine tied to my mesh board and it saves me having the thread a line through the selvedges once the selvedge is knitted.

 

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Once you have done the first row of selvedges just turn the net around using the thread already through the selvedges and place on the pole.

 

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You then have the selvedges done and both of them with lines through them ready for the running lines.

 

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TC

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hi all just another question av ran out of hemp that am using for me long net is their any way to tell which one it is either 4or6 z coz I don't want to use two different twines on my net thanks a lot aidy

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I dont think hemp comes in Z, that refers to nylon twist. Hemp comes in ply. Just untwist a bit of what you have and count the strands. 3 strands = 3 ply.

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yes that's the one I was looking at iv just counted the strands on the stuff I was using and its only 5 strands so I will probly buy the one of that site cheers tc

yis aidy

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That's a bit heavy for a long /stop net ! ,, I personally wouldn't make a hemp (flax which you have ) any thicker than 3 ply .

Get yourself some spun nylon/poly twine, ..

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Cheers for the info but I'm 30 ft into my net now so I'll keep on with the hemp for this 1 but I've got some spun poly from agouty it says its for purse nets would that be any good for long nets cheers aidy

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Cheers for the info but I'm 30 ft into my net now so I'll keep on with the hemp for this 1 but I've got some spun poly from agouty it says its for purse nets would that be any good for long nets cheers aidy

Aidy, listen to bill his advice is spot on. Get yourself some spun poly from agouti and start another net.

 

http://agouti-nets.co.uk/product/41-500g-green-long-net-twine

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Stop Your 30ft ,, You will end up with a parcel of shite !! ,,

Trust me ..

There's an old saying " the finer the mesh , the better killing net"

 

Regards ..

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