|Project by Rick Dennington||posted 02-08-2012 03:49 AM||4486 views||10 times favorited||17 comments|
This project may only appeal to the fisherman on LJs, but the woodworking might appeal to everyone. I built this rod stand a while back, and have intended to put it on my projects, but seemed like others took predidence at the time…I started building these when I was in a bass club in Memphis, TN for a few of the guys in the club. Now in Arkansas, I have built a few more for the local fisherman around the area. I build them out of hardwoods, like Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cherry, etc…..just whatever they want. No Pine, or plywood. I make them to their specifications, to hold 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 rods…The average size I’ve made is 8…
Mine is a 14 rod holder, and is Maple. It is 48” high, and 45 1/2” wide. All the wood is 3/4”, and the two uprights are 3/4×5 1/2×48. Length of the top brace (where the tips rest in the 1/2 holes) is 3/4×4 5/8×44”. I took a 5 1/2” board and drilled a 1 3/4” hole with a Forstner bit, and cut the holes in half to get the tip rest.The top and bottom braces are 3/4×2 3/4×44”. The slanted butt rest is 5 5/8×44 1/4”. You will need to determine how much angle you need as to how long the rod handles are for the reels to clear…Easy.
-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!