So you are stuck in a desert. No water for miles. Are you worried about death? no, you have your dowsing rods to guide you to your own underground oasis.* Oh yeah, these can fit into pockets pretty easily, So give me your vote for the contest!! or at least rate it so i know how i did :).
thin brass rod (app 6mm)
1/2 cpvc or pvc pipe
The gift ;)
- don't try this you will probably die
Step 1: The Rod
Take your rod and cut it into two 1ft sections. Carefully, bend the rod to a 90 degree angle at the 8.5 inch mark.
Step 2: Piping
Get a 3 inch section of pipe (pvc, or cpvc). sand the ends of it to make it smoother. Now set them aside.
Step 3: Taping.
Wrap a length of tape evenly around the short end. Its diameter should fill and fit the pipe closely. Width isnt that important (i used half a width of duct tape). Put some lubricant onto the tape. Anything will do, i used hand lotion :). Now on the end below the pipe, wrap tape to make it so that the pipe wont slip off. (for safety you can wrap on the other end so you dont stab people)
If this was too wordy, pm me and ill try to clarify.
Step 4: Rinse & Repeat
Repeat those steps to make your second dowsing rod.
Step 5: Use
Okay, no pics as of yet. Basically you want to loosely hold them in your hands in front of you, and walk around. If their is water underneath, they should cross. Their is some skill as to how you hold them, for some people they get it right away, others it may take a bit to understand. I hope you found my instructable of use. I'll try to get some better photos if i get a better camera :). *
*to the Mods: i got a new comp, so my account works now :)