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I have two round columns I wish to mount a flag pole holder on each, I would like someone to show me a fixture I can design to rout a round indention in the round column to mount the flag pole holder that has a flat round base..normally this would go flat on a wall or something..but I would like to put these on my columns..can someone give me a fixture detail I can fabricate so I can use my router to make a round indentation on this vertical round column, I know when you want to saw round stock you put it in ''V'' blocks, but I would like someone with greater knowlege to give me a plan or a drawing that I could follow..Thanks for any help Truly Gene
 

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Hi Gene

This should work.
Make it with 3/4" plywood or MDF stock with 2 x 4 x 4" long clamp blocks.
Cut a slot in one part for a guide bushing to run in, clamp it to the pole,then drop in a plunge router in with a 1/2" carb bit or a flat bottom bit and put a flat spot on the column.
Note***most big colums ,4 1/2" or bigger, are NOT made from one peace of stock, the norn is 4 or more parts, the easy way to find out is to drill a small hole in the column then stick a small wire in the hole.
This will tell you not to cut to much off the column. :)

Bj :)

You may say that's alot of work just to put a flat spot on a column, you don't get a 2nd chance at this one :) and I'm sure you don't want to replace the column because you didn't go the extra mile to get it right the 1st. time. :)

I'm not sure what you can use the jig for once you have the job done maybe remove the bottom part and use it to make a flag pole :)
 

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Gene, think of a muffler clamp. To get the proper shape for your jig take a piece of cardboard and make a half moon cut out that fits the column. Make two end pieces out of your jig material using the cardboard pattern. Now connect these with a flat panel with the desired hole predrilled. Throw a band clamp around the jig and column to hold it steady and rout away.
 

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Flag pole

Gene

Gene Pinner said:
I have two round columns

What is the dimensions of the columns?

I wish to mount a flag pole holder on each,

What are the dimensions of the flag pole holder and material used?

I would like someone to show me a fixture I can design to rout a round indention in the round column to mount the flag pole holder that has a flat round base.

What is the diameter of the flat base?

.normally this would go flat on a wall or something..but I would like to put these on my columns..can someone give me a fixture detail I can fabricate so I can use my router to make a round indentation on this vertical round column,

Without the information above I would find it difficult to give advice on how to do it so if you supply the above information I may be able to assist you.

I know when you want to saw round stock you put it in ''V'' blocks, but I would like someone with greater knowlege to give me a plan or a drawing that I could follow..Thanks for any help Truly Gene
 
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