Author Topic: New Zealand Hiking Pole Joiner x 2  (Read 1486 times)

Offline Ginger Nut

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New Zealand Hiking Pole Joiner x 2
« on: December 13, 2014, 04:41:36 AM »
I put my hand up to attempt to make a screw type joiner for New Zealand Hiking Poles for a fellow I know. They were cut in half to bring home from NZ to AU when on their honey moon some years ago. These Poles are not cheap some $120 each they have a coin in the top of the handle.

The drawing and plan was for 24tpi but a mate rang to say his boss offered me use of 16tpi tap and die so I jumped at it. I have not cut threads on a lathe for over 40 yrs. I got to dry fit stage today and turned the Pole to suit they are not true round one being very oval indeed.


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Re: New Zealand Hiking Pole Joiner x 2
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 10:31:20 PM »
All assembled.

Offline RussellT

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Re: New Zealand Hiking Pole Joiner x 2
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 04:11:52 AM »
Nice fix.

At the airport at Santiago se Compostela they have special arrangements for loading hiking poles (or pilgrim staffs) onto aeroplanes.  That works well until you have to change planes!

Russell