How to Build a Rod Holder

How to Build a Rod Holder
Store-bought rod holders can be expensive, but you can make them yourself with only a little effort and a few items that are already in your garage, shed or basement. Rod holders are handy to carry when camping, fishing or hiking. They are used when using multiple fishing rods or fishing at different depths at the same time. They can also be used to hold tent poles, flags or banners in place.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • 3/8-inch-diameter steel rod or rebar 2-inch-diameter PVC pipe Hacksaw Two 3-inch-diameter hose clamps Coarse file Rust-inhibitive enamel spray paint
  • 3/8-inch-diameter steel rod or rebar
  • 2-inch-diameter PVC pipe
  • Hacksaw
  • Two 3-inch-diameter hose clamps
  • Coarse file
  • Rust-inhibitive enamel spray paint
 
Step 1
For each rod holder, cut a piece of rebar or steel rod two feet long.
Step 2
Cut one piece of PVC piece 8 inches long for each piece of rebar or steel rod that you cut.
Step 3
Deburr the steel and the PVC with a coarse file.
Step 4
Secure the pipe to the rebar or steel rod with hose clamps, as in the diagram that accompanies this step.
Step 5
Coat entire holder with rust-inhibitive enamel spray paint.
 

Article Written By Jane Smith

Jane Smith has provided educational support, served people with multiple challenges, managed up to nine employees and 86 independent contractors at a time, rescued animals, designed and repaired household items and completed a three-year metalworking apprenticeship. Smith's book, "Giving Him the Blues," was published in 2008. Smith received a Bachelor of Science in education from Kent State University in 1995.

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