Fishing Rod Rack

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Project by Ken90712 posted 12-14-2010 05:12 PM 10635 views 16 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a good friend that loves going Ocean fishing here in Southern California. He always gives us 10-15 pounds of Tuna or what ever he catches and refuses any money. He has a big collection of different rods and had then standing in a corner in his garage. (Not good)

One night while working he had asked me if I could make some sort of rack for hanging up his rods. Nothing fancy he said, just throw it together. I’m like sure I can, let me do some research. Sunday Morning I got up and went to the shop. I had some oak that would fit the bill.

I figured it was a good time to use my Summerfeld Tongue and Groove bit set as well. Previous review.

The 2 sets which will hold 14 rods are made of oak. After drilling out the holes I used a round-over bit for all the holes. Stained with some left over stain in the shop.

He loved them and really appreciated it, which always feels good to repay someones generosity.
Thx for looking. Hope you like it.

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

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 05:55 PM

That’s a great set. Any fisherman would be proud.
Great job Ken.

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 05:57 PM

That a boy kenny! Nice job…

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 06:11 PM

these are better
than the commercial ones

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 06:14 PM

Hello Ken

Your friend will be happy with your fishing rod rack

They are beautiful and nicely done

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 07:19 PM

Ken-it looks like you really got it going on with the Summerfield T & G bits. Nice joints. Good design, very practical and not overdone. You’re buddy will be pleased and proud I predict.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 07:28 PM

Very Nice, Ken.

I like the dado joint. Must really add some strength.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 12-14-2010 07:30 PM

Very nicely done. I just came from a deep sea fishing trip and my rods are also standing in the corner. Nice and compact rod rack

South Africa

-- Leon .

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#8 posted 12-14-2010 07:32 PM


Those really look nice!

Are you going to post pics with omething in them?

Really cool… nice work…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 12-14-2010 07:34 PM

Very Nice!!! Looks like it would work for pool que’s aswell. Thanks, Ted.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#10 posted 12-14-2010 08:15 PM

I think your next project should be a 2 bag golf clubs antique furniture piece, using the T&G construction. Oak or Maple or any exotic wood would be good.
When you finish I’ll send you my shipping address.
Thanks in advance.
(Add drawers for my extra golf balls and gloves)

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#11 posted 12-14-2010 08:31 PM

Wauuu, they are really cool.
This is one exelent idea.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 12-14-2010 08:37 PM

These are great . I have a good friend who is a great engineer who is about to do me a favour . I need to make him something like this , as he is a keen fresh water fisherman salmon and the like which we have here in abundance in Scotland.Well done again.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 12-14-2010 10:25 PM

Nice rod racks. I would think that there is nothing better than fresh tuna.

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#14 posted 12-14-2010 10:39 PM

I like it a lot. I have rods and tubes all over the place and need something like this.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#15 posted 12-14-2010 10:48 PM

Ken, I see in the last pic a SoCal beer glass…lol … nice work on the racks..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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