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Sinusoidal stakes


#1

Dear Nina, Could you please provide regarding the
sinusoidal stakes… I’m looking for a small and large one to
take to Haystack this summer for a workshop with Michael Good!

Thanks,

Julie


#2

Dear Nina, Could you please provide regarding the
sinusoidal stakes… I’m looking for a small and large one to
take to Haystack this summer for a workshop with Michael Good!

Hellow Julie, I just finished a workshop with Michael (by the
way it was great) and he supplied the hammers, stakes and metal
needed. Check with Haystack to be sure. I got my tools after I
returned from the workshop at Allcraft Tools in NY. 212-840-1860.
Michael gives you some good ideas about making your own. Have a
great workshop.

Bill Wismar


#3

Who is selling sinusoidal stakes. Checked in the Rio catalog and no
luck. Thanks in advance. Lisa Pilchard Newark, DE USA


#4
    Who is selling sinusoidal stakes. Checked in the Rio catalog
and no luck. 

Lisa I couldn’t find one for sale so we made one.used a photo from a
jewellery book as a sample.

Had a piece of stainless steel tapered quite thin and then heated it
section by section while in a bench vice. We used the loop end of a
shifting spanner to bend the shape, but any steel loop will do. Then
when cooled we polished it. From the time we recieved the tapered
stainless steel rod to the finished product, maybe one and a half
hours.

If all else fails it may be worth a try
Regards
William Russell


#5

Hi Lisa, Try contacting da Silva’s Metal Design Studio in El
Sobrante, CA Tel/Fax: 510-223-1616. Address: 4955 Appian Way, Suite
B, El Sobrante, CA 94803.

Marta


#6

Lisa, I saw those at Metalliferous in New York. They have a website,
Metalliferous.com.

Good luck,
Vera


#7
   Who is selling sinusoidal stakes. Checked in the Rio catalog
and no luck. Thanks in advance. Lisa Pilchard Newark, DE USA 

Allcraft in New York has them made. Frei and Borel in San
Francisco/Oakland may have them.

You can make your own pretty easily. Buy a large ‘tapered drift’ at
a hardware store or bezel mandrel (more expensive). Clamp the handle
in a good vise with the tool pointing straight up. Clamp a vise grip
onto the small end. With a good, large, hot torch (ok an oxyacetylene
is good) heat up an area about 2" long red hot near the vise jaws.
Holding a brick behind to reflect heat onto the back side of the area
you are heating speeds things along. When it is glowing orange bend
it over the vise jaws towards the handle end of the vise, then move
the heat up a little bit, let it glow and repeat the bend thus making
a snaky series of bends (a sinusoidal stake). If you want to you can
leave it as is to cool when done, if you know how to harden and
temper then do so with the temper drawn to a brown-purple color.
Charles

Charles Lewton-Brain
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada


#8

Lisa I believe Allcraft in New York sells them - and their are
probably others too.

Allcraft Tool & Supply Co. 666 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY 11217 (800)
645-7124 (718) 789-7923

Hope it helps
Eric


#9

In March and April 1996 I wrote a two part article for Lapidary
Journal showing how to use pattern sheet to make an anticlastic
bracelet. I also covered in excruciating detail how to make a
large sinusoidal stake - 19" long, tapered from 1 1/4" diameter to
13/16" diameter. Reprints of the article are available from David H
Fell company as Pattern Sheet project #3. Their website is
www.dhfco.com.

It’s a bit of a nuisance, but yields a wonderful tool.

Judy Hoch