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#1 bobhow

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:14 pm

Hi lads quick question a mate of mine asked me to make him some new hemp nets as i have not made a net for a number of years i was wondering is it worth the trouble too make your own what i need to know is the price of hemp draw cord and rings and how many 3 ft nets will a spool make and how much will each net cost to make i have loads of time on my hands so man hours does not come in to it just is it worth the bother cheers

 



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Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:26 pm

Hi lads quick question a mate of mine asked me to make him some new hemp nets as i have not made a net for a number of years i was wondering is it worth the trouble too make your own what i need to know is the price of hemp draw cord and rings and how many 3 ft nets will a spool make and how much will each net cost to make i have loads of time on my hands so man hours does not come in to it just is it worth the bother cheers

 

For hemp? Simple answer NO. Spun polyester is far better but when you have idiots selling purse nets @ £2.00 each then it does beg the question is it worth making your own?

 

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:12 pm

Your going to struggle to get real hemp mate most stuff sold as hemp these days is jute
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 10:59 pm

i have no idea how they can turn decent nets out at £2 each its beyond a joke



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:52 am

cheers lads thought the answer would be no what is spun poly like to knit with and how many 3ft nets do you get from a kilo roll



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:01 am

i have no idea how they can turn decent nets out at £2 each its beyond a joke


simple answer is they under charge on an hourly rate then shape the arse out of the net to use less twine..

get what you pay for I suppose..

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:37 am

so as i thought not decent nets at all 



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:22 pm

thanks to tiecel and the one for putting me straight on hemp what i need to know now is how many 3ft nets can a 1/2 kilo spool of poly make this is not about making money  this is a favour for a friend and i want him to have value for is money for me its about reviveing a skill i have not used for 10 plus years if he shells out say £50 quid for materials and only gets 20 nets then hes wasted his money and iv.e wasted my time    



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:54 pm

it all depends how you knit your nets but my guess would be 16 or 17 nets to a half kilo



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:49 am

I get 17 Nets per half kilo of twine



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:31 pm

cheers lads dont look like i can save my mate anything by making his nets for him how do the lads making nets turn a profit at 2 quid a net ? 


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:40 pm

you cant save him any money buy you can make sure he has a quality net for his money...


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:49 pm

Everytime I sit down to try and make a net I look at dog laying at me feet and say fook it, and go for a walk lol

Eddited to add, it would take years to be as good as the guys that are good, and for the price of them versus materials I think I'd rather be out than making them lol

Edited by W. Katchum, 18 February 2016 - 07:51 pm.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:45 pm

cheers lads dont look like i can save my mate anything by making his nets for him how do the lads making nets turn a profit at 2 quid a net ? 

There is only one way and that is cutting corners. You can make tidy 4ft purse nets for around £1.50 each those are 4ft nets with a big belly to the net. The nets that you get for £2.00 each you can barely get a rabbit in them they have cut them down so much, just to make a few pence more, so they can undercut the next bloke. A good quality 4ft purse net is worth every penny of £3.50.

 

But as buyers are always looking for the bargain, they are willing to accept an inferior product at a cheaper price. You should get ten to a dozen 4ft nets out of a 500g ball of spun poly.

 

 I make shaped nets myself start @ 9 increase two meshes each row to 15 meshes then 15 rows of 15 then decreasing two meshes each row back to 9 22 rows in total. That gives you a 4ft net using a 2.1/8" mesh board, 4.1/4" full mesh, and plenty of belly in the net.

 

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:55 pm

Ive been getting about 12 nets out of a 500g spool. I dont know how people make money at £3.50 a net like tiercel says. I would be bankrupt if i tried to make a living from it lol. I just learned to make them because im to tight to pay some one else to do something i can do myself.

Plus its an awsome feeling catching rabbits in nets youve made yourself.
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