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#1 cobalt

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:06 PM

A Australian gent has asked me to make a two piece hiking pole with a kookaburra topper

Had no idea what a kookaburra looked like so a quick search on the net and got some pics.

A two piece hiking pole always causes problems with alignment but have some good strong fixtures to do it and will cover the joint with a nickel silver collar

​So to align a natural shank isn't that easy so any ideas welcome

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:21 PM

Beautiful bird will make a unique topper. I have a hard enough time getting the topper straight on a stick let alone trying to line up two pieces of natural hard wood!



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:13 AM

This might work.  The collars might make finding center easy.

Make your cut where you want it.

Put the collars on temporarily, the inner fixture should be easy to center inside them.

Turn the inner fixture upside down on the collar, a pointed end on the center threaded rod can be used to mark the center of the hole to be drilled.

 

The worst case would be to drill one or both halves of the shank with slightly oversize holes and use epoxy to fill the gaps between the wood and fittings. With the parts assembled, clamp the shank together aligned like you want it until the epoxy cures.  Use wax or grease on the inner threads and between the two halves so you don't end up with a one piece shank again.

 

If it's possible to do without being unsightly a thin leather or rubber washer will allow the joint to be tightened snugly by hand without over tightening it.

 

It should be a fun project.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:32 AM

I have not done a two piece for a while but this is the way I did the last one. I chose the place I would cut the shank. Using the large masking tape I did two raps around the shank. marked my cut line at a center of the tape, all the way around the shank. Then I made four vertical lines around the shank for points of alignment.. Made my cut and then drilled the holes for the coupler. Then with the coupler assembled I dry fitted the shank using the vertical alignment lines. When happy with the alignment I made a mark on the coupled and the shank so I could glue the coupler in the right spot. It worked out ok.  

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:13 AM

this link may be useful for some of you


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 02:33 AM

Smart way to find center. 

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:19 AM

this link may be useful for some of you

Made something similar to the shank top sander using hardwood and self adhesive carborundum as used for disc sanders cut to size, also stuck some to an oversize washer for hand use.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 02:27 AM

I was thinking about drilling the holes for the screw joint and after what glops had said about  the drill size I thought I would check it out. The 1st hole I drilled was 10mm and when I inserted the screw joint it caused a hairline crack in the ducks neck .So have order a 11mm drill as a 12mm hole was just a bit to large .I suppose you could get away with it if it was glued in with epoxy

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 02:27 AM

I was thinking about drilling the holes for the screw joint and after what glops had said about  the drill size I thought I would check it out. The 1st hole I drilled was 10mm and when I inserted the screw joint it caused a hairline crack in the ducks neck .So have order a 11mm drill as a 12mm hole was just a bit to large .I suppose you could get away with it if it was glued in with epoxy

screwjiont6.JPG screwjiont1.JPG screwjiont7.JPG

 



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:04 AM

Can you save it or did that blank just become an interesting piece of firewood?

Rodney






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