In this Instructable, I will show you how to make a fishing rod holder from some materials you probably already have lying around.
Also, I hate to turn this into a sermon, but I am extremely disappointed with Instructables for introducing "Pro" accounts. If you cannot view all the steps at one time and/or can't view the PDF, send me a private message with your email address and I'll send a PDF to you (If you think I'm being unfair, consider Wikipedia, who raised God-knows how much money by just asking for donations. I would have gladly donated.).
To the Instructables staff- if you aren't too mad at me for condemning the "Pro" accounts, feel free to add this to the Father's Day Guide.
Lastly- the pictures in this Instructable were taken with a cell phone. Forgive me for their poor quality.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
To make the rdo holder, you will need:
-About 5 feet of PVC pipe. I used 1 1/2 in. pipe, but you can use whatever fits your rods.
-Various wood scraps. A few 2 x 4's should do it.
-Some screws. I used 3 in. drywall screws, but once again, use whatever you have.
-Some nails. If you're like me and get frustrated trying to fit a screw through the pilot holes in the pipe, use these instead.
-A hacksaw to cut the pipe.
-A hand drill with various bits.
-A hammer, if you choose the nails.
-A regular toolbox saw, circular saw, or whatever you chose to cut the wood with.
Step 2: Saw
Saw your 2 x 4 into a manageable length. Cut two end pieces that will support the main piece.
Step 3: Drill
Drill some pilot holes into the supports and main piece, or don't if you're lazy.
Step 4: Why Don't We Get Drunk And...
Screw the supports to the main piece, or nail them if you're still lazy. I forgot to take a picture of this, so here's a SketchUp model of what you're going for:
Step 5: Saw II
Cut the PVC into lengths that will hold your rods. Cut as many as you have rods, wish you had, fit onto the main piece, etc. I cut eight. Again, there's no picture. Sorry.
Step 6: Drill: Part Deux
Drill two pilot holes into each length of PVC, and into the main piece.
Step 7: Screw Again
Screw the pieces of PVC to the main piece of wood. You're done!