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Vertical Mount Rod Holders

Vertical Mount Rod Holders

Vertical Mount Rod Holders

Note: Please print design template at 100% for accurate sizing. Slight scaling may still occur. Therefore it is recommended that all template dimensions are measured for accuracy before using. This should not to be used as a drilling template unless dimensions are checked.

Step-By-Step

This project is 14 tall and will not fit on one piece of paper. There is one template that includes the top half of both the left and right sides of the rod holder and one template that includes the bottom half of both the left and right sides. You may want to tape both drawings together by lining them up with the dotted lines and then cut out both the templates as a complete unit before transferring them to the Marine Lumber

The back plate template shows a front and rear view of the same part with the top and bottom half on different pages. The dotted lines on each drawing should be superimposed on top of each other to make the whole drawing. Two completed back plates should be cut out, one for the left rod holder and one for the right rod holder.

  1. Tape the top and bottom half of the rod holder templates together by lining up the dotted lines
  2. Cut out the completed left and right templates and scotch tape on top of the Marine Lumber and trace the outline onto the Marine Lumber with a wax pencil
  3. Using an awl and a hammer, carefully make a mark in the center of both the 7/8 and the 2 holes
  4. Cut out the front view on both the top and bottom of the backing plate templates and tape together by lining up the dotted lines
  5. Trace the outline, or simply mark a 4 by 14 rectangle
  6. Scotch tape the completed back plate template to the Marine Lumber and using an awl and a hammer, carefully make a mark in the center of each hole circle
  7. Using a hole saw, cut out both of the 7/8 and 2 holes
  8. Using a1/8 drill bit, drill out all 8 mounting holes in each back plate template
  9. Using a beveling bit, bevel the 4 end mounting holes on the front side, then turn over and bevel the 4 center mounting holes from the back
  10. Cut out the overall shapes of the 2 rod holders and the 2 back plates
  11. All edges with the exception of the back edge of the rod holders can be rounded with a router as desired
  12. Line up the rod holder exactly down the center of the back plate and mark the 4 hole locations on the back edge of the rod holders
  13. Using a 1/16 drill bit, drill a pilot hole for each screw
  14. Screw the back plates to the rod holders using 1/8 X 1 Flathead stainless steel wood screws
  15. Mount the completed rod holders using four 1/8 X 1 Flathead stainless steel wood screws