Making a Lobster Pot in Pictures Part 3

The Connemara lobster pot uses the creel type base. In effect using the stakes to form the base. It is sturdy and just as strong as the Cornish or Devon Bell shaped pot base..

The bars are created by bending down 2 stakes from each end. Creating a warp for the remaining stakes to be woven over and under. A total of 16 are used.
The bars are created by bending down 2 stakes from each end. Creating a warp for the remaining stakes to be woven over and under. A total of 16 are used. The stakes are threaded under the top row of knot weave.
Here we can see where the stakes are threaded under in more detail.
Here we can see where the stakes are threaded under in more detail.
Before the remaining stakes are turned down a packing weve is completed at both sides. This weave is used to fill in the circular gap at each end.
Before the remaining stakes are turned down a packing weave is completed at both sides. This weave is used to fill in the circular gap at each end.
Packing completed at both ends
Packing completed at both ends
The remaining stakes are knocked down, going over and under the four bars. Filler pieces are needed to fill in the gaps between the stakes. Because the remaining stakes will not completely fill the space that is left.
The remaining stakes are knocked down, going over and under the four bars. Filler pieces are needed to fill in the gaps between the stakes. Because the remaining stakes will not completely fill the space that is left.
The base is near completion.
The base is near completion.
The complete lobsterpot
The complete lobsterpot

The lobster pot took me 6 hours to make, with respect to dimensions the pot came out 1.5 inches deeper than it needed to be. But it would still work. I occasionally take it to events, as a talking point. Often people admire the beauty of the shape and want to have one as a feature in their garden. The lobster pot often did not last for more than one season depending on how choppy the seas were. There are old pictures of pots used until they are battered and mis-shapen. The new pots don’t seem to have the same appeal.

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