This project was not my idea, a gentleman by the name of Steve asked me this past Fall if I could make him a shorter ‘Podger’ Spike to align holes in pipe.
He was using a combination Crescent Wrench & Hole Alignment Spike when adding extensions to Helical Drilling Pipe connections and the dirt sides of the holes were in the way many times depending on the position of the pipe & holes.
I used 7/8″ & 5/8″ scrap ‘All-Thread’ to make this Shorter Podger-Spike 3″ long because there is no need to go all the way through both sides of the pipe to line up the holes.
Turned down the 7/8″ All-Thread on the lathe but left enough thread for a Safety Stop nut to keep fingers away from the hole edges.
It worked so well when testing it, decided to use it in the shop on a project to line up large flat-plate bolt holes … and then painted it red to give to Steve for his projects.
Thanks for the idea Steve … I will miss having it in the shop so going to make one for myself.
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