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Patio Umbrella Holder

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Project by Jack_T posted 05-08-2010 05:58 AM 3762 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This holder is used to prevent a patio table umbrella from banging against the glass top and shattering the glass. The table came with a cheap plastic ring that shattered in a wind storm last fall. The first photo shows the finished project. The second photo shows the scrap wood that I started with. It is a piece of salvaged cedar from an old picnic table. The outside diameter is 2 7/8” the interior diameter is 1 1/2”. I built a small circle jig to cut the outside circle. I then drilled a small center hole (1/8”) in the square. I cut the circle on the band saw and then transferred the wood to my midi lathe. This is my first real project on the lathe. I divided the circle into to equal parts. I rounded over the top so it will shed water. I narrowed the bottom portion of the circle so the outside diameter of the circle was reduced to 1 3/4”. I then went to the drill press to drill out the center hole with a forstner bit. Unfortunately while drilling the hole the back blew out. I glued the blown out piece and finished drilling the hole. I finished the project with left over teak oil.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."





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#1 posted 05-08-2010 05:59 PM

I need to replace my broken plastic ring as well. We hardly ever use our umbrella – maybe I’ll make a solid plug. Neat idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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