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.
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