Bollards for a garden.


I was asked to make some bollards… short posts with a hole at the top to thread rope through….to go along a garden edge.

I picked up some 8 foot lengths of 4 inch by 4 inch treated hardwood.. cut them in half and planed them smooth..ish..

Ran a piloted chamfering bit around all 4 corners and the top… sorry no pics….

The 1 1/4 inch hole near the top, which was drilled with an electric drill mounted in the TWC, was also chamfered…The beauty of this set up is that the post is supported on the table….

I wanted to make a V-groove all round about 6 inches from the top, so put a v-bit in the router and mounted it on the TWC
then screwed some scrap ply to the table to set a fence and stop block at the end  to hold the post in position…

Set the depth stop and using the plunge control lever made a few passes until the groove was cut…


Only had to rotate each post and repeat….Due to the way the torque is set all grooves matched all the way round..

The best part for me was not having to hold the router or use a fence on the router or a straight edge that would have to be reset for each side…I also did not have to move the post… which is really heavy across a table saw or router table…A great time saver… all 4 grooves on all 6 bollards in under 5 minutes

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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3 Responses to Bollards for a garden.

  1. Bill says:

    Ahhh suffering from the “if onlys” again!
    If only I had a bigger shed!
    That truely is an impressive piece of kit!

  2. donjoe says:

    Another great time saver by the TWC. Great job.

  3. yaakov says:

    What are bollards used for?
    yaakov….

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