Does anyone know of a way to make a home made *Sinusoidal Stake ?
Or perhaps use and existing item ?
At auto supply shops, Harbor freight, or similar places to get
various tools (even Sears), you can find “drift punches”. These
things amount to various sizes of tapered steel rods. Not only do
they make inexpensive bezel mandrels, but get out a decently sized
torch (welding torch or larger soldering torch, not your micro sized
jewelry torch) and simply heat it at appropriate intervals, bending
it, then moving over a bit, doing it again in the other direction,
etc, until you’ve got your desired stake shape. Then get to work
sanding/finishing off the oxidation from bending, and you’ve got it.
Not hard to do, but takes some time, which is why the commercially
made ones cost “some money”…
For the various styles of plastic ones, get some scrap delrin, and