Well, my first week of trying to hone my skills with the L-rod dowsing rods went pretty well.   I had several metal tins around the room and would have my mother place a piece of colored wood under one of them and then I would try to locate it.  I was correct 5 out of 7 days giving me about a 72% accuracy rating which I was pretty impressed with.  I’v ordered the book The Art of Dowsing, by Richard Webster to help me with honing my newfound skills.