Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
Kick-Seine Net Construction
A 4 1/2 x 4 foot section of netting and 8-9 feet of lead line
for each net.
Two 54-inch wooden poles (1-inch dowel rods or broom handles )
for each net, strong sewing thread, string.
Sewing machine, sewing needles, drill and 1/8< bit, scissors.
- To prevent fraying before you construct the net, all edges
should be folded over and hemmed to prevent snags.
- Lay pre-cut materials ( netting, lead line and poles) out
flat on the floor or a table.
- Lay doubled lead line on the bottom of net and roll bottom
edge of net up over lead line. Sew this channel closed with a
- Secure lead line in net to prevent it from bunching up at
one end or the other by tightly sewing by hand (needle of sewing
machine would break if it strikes the lead core of line.) Leave
space (4 inches) at each end of net (at the end of the lead line)
to create channels for poles. You might need to trim excess lead
line off to create this space.
- Using a sewing machine, create a channel (by folding net
over on itself) on each end of net for pole to slide into. This
channel should be fairly tight. Drill 3 holes in poles. One at
the bottom, middle and about 10 inches from the top.
- Insert poles into the channels of the net. Tie the net to
the poles by threading string through the net and drilled holes.
Do not cut holes into net, but feed the string through the netting
and into the holes.
Authors: Stephen Meehan
and Maureen Nolan
Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory Education
Office and Friends
of Fermilab. Funded by the Midwest
Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education based at
the North Central
Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Created: July 23, 1996