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Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by catman73, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. catman73

    catman73 New Member

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    I thought that I would post some pics of a little something that I built in the garage today. I was at an auction and saw something kind of like it, so I came home with an idea of how to make it work for me in my garage. It was easy to make and only took a little while with a saw and some PVC pipe. Let me know what you think.
     

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  2. catman73

    catman73 New Member

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    Here are some pics that are of it empty to show what it looks like.
     

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  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Now that is what I call a slick idea.
     
  4. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Darrin,
    I like that holder idea, very creative. rspd507
     
  5. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    Thanks for a great idea Darrin !
     
  6. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Darrin,
    That is a nice looking rod holder. Would you mine going into a little detail on the materials that you used. I can see that you used pvc and some screws,but I was wondering if you could tell us the size of the pvc you used and the dimensions. Did you glue those pieces of pvc onto the bottom on each side,etc.
    Thanks,
    Glenn
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice looking rod holder.
     
  8. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Great idea, thanks for the idea! LOL Anyhoo heres one I got upstairs. Its a bit fancy since I am a carpenter. I just noticed that carpenter has the word CARP in it. :eek:oooh:
     

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  9. catman73

    catman73 New Member

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    I used Ts for the bottom that the rods go in. They are for 1 inch pipe. I made mine to hold 16 rods since that is about what I currently have. I started out by making the base. I used 18 1 inch Ts, 6 1inch elbows, and I bought 2 10 foot sticks of 1 inch PVC. 2 of the Ts were for the upright parts. The rest were for the rods to go in. Then I used the elbows for the corners. I didnt glue it together yet and I am not sure that I will that way that I can add to it if I need to, or change it later as I try new things. It seems to fit together real well without glue. The screws on the top was all I could think of to use that I had in the garage. I would have rather used something that had smooth sides.
     
  10. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Darrin,
    Thanks alot for that information. I may try to put me one together when I get some spare time. Good winter project!
     
  11. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Two good ideas. Thanks guys.
     
  12. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    really cool rod holders thanx for the ideas
     
  13. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    darrin thats a cool idea now i will have to make one
     
  14. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I'm sure theres some more great ideas out there ready for sharing.
     
  15. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    Here is one that mounts to the garage ceiling. I used 3/4 inch PVC and the plumbing pipe strap fastened to studs in the ceiling with 3 inch drywall screws. I use mine for rods, flag poles and kayak paddles. Make sure you catch studs when fastening to ceiling or it will pull out when loaded. I also put bolts and nuts to hold the strap around the pipe..
     

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  16. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    I made mine so that it mounts in the ceiling. I used 1x4, and hinges and some hooks. I made the latch with a piece of scrap wood and a screw that pivots it out of the way. Works good, and with space at a premium in my garage, it's very handy to have. I like the looks of yours, but I don't have the room. Later Andy
     
  17. catman73

    catman73 New Member

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    Andy, would you happen to have any pics of your setup? I was trying to come up with some bright idea on how to do that also. I know that once winter time comes the wife will want the garage for the van and my little play area wont be as open as it now.
     
  18. Crucial

    Crucial New Member

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    man,
    you guys make me ashamed of my "improvised" rod holder :embarassed:
     

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  19. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Now Kelly don't be ashamed of that is a novel idea. I have a few of those thing around to.
     
  20. Douglas Foster

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    Gee Kelly, thats a pretty impressive collection of surf rods!