"Gone Fishin" (fishing pole rack)

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Project by sgtq posted 09-02-2011 06:05 AM 2589 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had to get my poles off the ground and I just got a new tablesaw and blade (thanks for the advice knotscott) Soooooo, I decided to finally build this rack, The design is my own and on afterthought I should have made the base board a bit deeper to allow the poles to lean more but as it is it works fine. I built this using Black Walnut (really beautiful wood, I wish the pictures did the figuring justice) and Poplar, the bottom and top are both dadoed and the sides are joined using poplar pins. This was my first time pinning anything so I think it went fairly well, you can also see the row of Pins I installed on the front not only for decoration but it holds the board that holds the poles. I trimmed the poplar with more walnut and this would not have been possible with my old saw or blades so thats where the thanks goes out to knotscott a member here who took his own time to school me on proper blades and to also make a wonderful recommendation on one. The finish for the project was two coats of tung oil. Thank you for looking.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#1 posted 09-02-2011 09:46 AM

Very cool, now you need to make a shelf for the tackle box!

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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#2 posted 09-02-2011 02:41 PM

You need more rods. I have 26 rods and 23 reels! Walnut makes great looking stuff. Nice finish with the tung oil. Thanks for sharing.
FWIW, a rod has a reel, a pole doesn’t.

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 02:45 PM

Great idea, nice job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 03:01 PM

Nice job. The walnut looks great. The bottom shelf on the one I made was not deep enough also. I drilled with a forstner bit 3/8” deep for the ends to sit in that kept the poles in place. I mean rods…....(I never knew that)

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 09-02-2011 09:24 PM

Very nice! One small funny though – since I am not a fisherman, I didn’t know what you meant by “get my poles off the ground” until I worked through to the last pictures.

I might make one of these for my brother-in-law – who is very good at cooking and sharing what he catches.

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#6 posted 09-02-2011 10:03 PM

Great project but where are your fly rods?

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#7 posted 09-03-2011 05:24 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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