Rod holder

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Project by kerflesss posted 05-22-2009 05:11 PM 3246 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Love fishing so of course had to build this rack. Simple and effective. Uses gravity to hold the rods with little effort and took a couple hours with simple tools. The assemble is with screws so I can knock it down. Free standing or wall mount.

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#1 posted 05-22-2009 05:24 PM

Very nice project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 05:50 PM

great project and very nice job.

-- happyjack, Gainesville, Ga.

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 06:27 PM

I like it! I’ve been dying to make one of these. I’m tired of having a bunch of poles hanging around in my room. :p

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#4 posted 05-22-2009 09:09 PM

What kind of fishing do you do?

-- Lee ---- South Louisiana

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#5 posted 05-22-2009 09:20 PM

Ultra lite, surf casting. Steel head, trout, bass and slide bait casting in Hawaii when I get a chance.

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#6 posted 05-22-2009 09:23 PM

Very cool. Something you may not have known, like clamps in woodworking, in fishing you can never have too many rods and reels.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 05-22-2009 11:31 PM

We are men, we can never have to much of anything.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 05-23-2009 12:26 AM

Looks great! I like the idea of having a slanted base to keep the poles in their supports and wish I would have done that for my father’s. How did you cut the half circles for the rod supports?


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#9 posted 05-23-2009 01:57 AM

Thanks Geologist!! The circles are laid out on the center of 4 1/2 wide board and drilled with 1 inch spur bit from the BORK. A paddle bit causes blow out. The spacing is 1 1/2 inches (but adjust to your needs). After drilling rip down the center. The stock used for the entire holder was all 4 1/2 inches wide.

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#10 posted 05-23-2009 03:04 AM

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#11 posted 05-23-2009 03:53 PM

Yea the slanted base is a neat feature to hold the rods in place. I’ll have to remember that trick. Thanks.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#12 posted 05-23-2009 04:30 PM

Nice rod holder.

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#13 posted 12-01-2010 04:01 PM

Great job, need to build one soon for a buddy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 12-01-2010 05:05 PM

You might try making this for other tools while you’re at it; turning chisels, pipe clamps, etc. The principle is really neat. I used to use rubber bands or clips that eventually failed.
Thanks Ken.

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