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Project by CodeNameDarkBlue posted 08-03-2013 06:54 PM 3677 views 18 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some fishing rod holders that I made for my fishing guide buddy. The big one is made of edge glued aspen. The smaller of the two is made of red oak. Both are finished with Clear Semi Gloss poly. These are meant for smaller reels but you can fit big ones in if you are creative.

The holes for the project run 1.5” in diameter. I used a speed square to draw 45 degree lines that I cut on the scroll saw. I screwed the mounting plate to the rod holders through back using #8 wood screws. I routed the mounting plates down the center with a key hole bit and hung them on the wall with some tapcons.

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!

-- Adam - teaching history, coaching football, and crafting some of the finest saw dust around....





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RaggedKerf

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#1 posted 08-03-2013 08:03 PM

Fantastic! Really like this design. Simple but still stylish. I think I may have to steal this one :) The kids just got their first fishing rods and we need somewhere to store ‘em other than leaning against my toolchest or the car lol

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 08-03-2013 08:38 PM

THis is perfect! Great job, I gonna borrow your idea ;-)

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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nzmerlin

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#3 posted 08-03-2013 10:09 PM

Yeah agree with all the above, have that pattern somewhere.
My rods are all stuck on 3inch pipes, ok but not the best.
Thanks for the look.

Merlin

-- No! Try Not. Do, or do Not.There is no Try.

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woodcut

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#4 posted 08-03-2013 10:20 PM

Well done!

-- Carl, Iowa

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 08-03-2013 10:50 PM

Stellar job on the rod holders…They should serve you well, and anyone you make them for…..I’ve been building rod holders for customers who fish, bass club members, and even some to donate to bass tournaments…...I mkae them out of any wood….oak, maple, cherry, just whatever they want….The smallest I build holds 6 rods, and the largest holds 14…....Here’s a 14 rod holder…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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steliart

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 10:02 AM

very nice rack, well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Knothead62

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#7 posted 08-04-2013 10:53 PM

Well done. I like the slots for inserting them in the rack. Good idea. Let me point out that you need another rack and more rods to go in it.
Storing them horizontally for long periods of time will cause them to bow, especially the lighter action rods like the fly rod tip. Best to store them vertically. Look at the bottom rod, for example.
Rick, nice rod racks!

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