Back in the latter 1960's I took a shop class at P.H. Junior College (now S.C.C.C.C) that introduced me to various types of welding. And every now and then, I still put what I learned in that class to use and make myself some sort of contraption with my buzz-box to make my hunting/fishing hobbies easier on me and more enjoyable. I'm not a professional welder by any means, but the various projects I occasionally make for myself always stay together and do what I intended it to do. You could probably describe most of my arc-welds as, "the bigger the glob, the better the job". I know that sounds funny, but by golly, it works! I've never been concerned about pretty welds, just strong ones that never fail. I was raised on baitcasting reels and still use them extensively, but I am also fond of using spinning reels whenever that seems more practical. Shown below is one example of the many projects that I've made for myself over the years. It is a double rod holder for baitcasting rods and reels, both right and left handed. This holder is attached to a seven gallon bucket that will hold up to 56 lbs of water when completely full (water weighs 8 lbs per gallon). I've never hooked a fish that could move that bucket or pull my rod loose. I always use a 2 gallon bucket with a rope attached to the handle for the purpose of filling the big bucket after arriving at my fishing site. Over the years I've made both single and double rod holders for bank or pier fishing for every type of fishing rod and reel I own. These projects take a lot of time and patience to make, but I've found them to be worth it. I've also made myself a lot of C-clamp rod holders for fishing off the sea wall railings in Port Huron and Marysville. Shown below are just a couple of my homemade rod holder projects. And no, I don't sell them, so please don't ask.