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#285431 - 08/14/17 04:16 AM Blacksmith made netting needle
TonyE Offline

Registered: 08/16/13
Posts: 183
Loc: eastern PA
I have a netting needle (top) that I have been using for years for fine mesh net making. I bought it many years ago at a New England maritime museum. It is useful but it always looked too machine made to me.
At the Goschenhoppen Folk Festival (where I display my Pa Dutch fishing nets) this past weekend I found a blacksmith who said he could copy the needle. He rummaged in his junk box and found a coil of wire that he straightened on his anvil and cut it to length with a chisel.
I wish I could have watched him do his work but I had to get back to my "fish nets" display.
Less than an hour later He showed up at my stand with his creation (bottom). It was better looking than I had hoped. It has none of the stamped out looks of the original. I gave him a large onion/potato storage bag i had made. We were both pleased with the exchange.

Edited by TonyE (08/14/17 04:18 AM)
Happily tangled in my nets at http://pineapple.myfunforum.org/index.php?c=7

#285435 - 08/14/17 05:32 AM Re: Blacksmith made netting needle [Re: TonyE]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384
Neat stuff! Long live the traditional arts!

#285437 - 08/14/17 07:22 AM Re: Blacksmith made netting needle [Re: TonyE]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2131
Loc: Great Plains
That's very cool!
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

#285493 - 08/17/17 02:36 PM Re: Blacksmith made netting needle [Re: TonyE]
CJK Offline

Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 535
Loc: FL, USA
Great job on it and congrats on finding a 'smith' that could do a good job. Thanks also for keeping the art of bartering alive!


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