I am a member of Interlock Rochester, which is a local hacker space.  People there are working on projects and I though that I make something that is fun.  So I made a Festivus pole like mentioned in an episode of Seinfeld.  The pole is supposed to be unadorned.  I started with a aluminum shower curtain rod with a flange and some 1/2 inch thick MDF.IMG_20151208_191548748

Then I cut the MDF to an 8 inch square as the base.IMG_20151208_192737682

Attached the flange to the center of the board.IMG_20151208_202034630

Put some electrical tape to the end in the flange so it will stay in and pole for Festivus for the rest of us.