Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Netting Needle

One of my favourite things to do is making nets, mainly purse nets for rabbiting, the side effect of this is making netting needles, sure i can buy plastic ones for a few pence each, but why do that, when it's so much more satisfying to carve your own netting needles from scratch, it's also a good way to hone your knife skills.

So having had enough of the regular day to day BS, i figured id hit the work shop and chill out a bit by making a new needle, not that i need a new needle mind,  as i have a good stock of them already, but because it's a great way to wind down and relax, the needle pictured is carved from a piece of Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and should hold a good amount of cordage, certainly enough to get a good sized net out of, it just needs a few finishing touches and it can join the rest of the needles in the netting kit.


  1. Looks great - Mors Kochanski recommends carving these as a way to hone your carving skills, I've yet to make one that didn't end up as kindling though :)

  2. They are like spoons once you get the first one done, very addictive

  3. This is something that looks fun to try. Plus learn how to use.