Sunday, November 7, 2010
Mini-stake and holder
This is the next stake that the architect who ordered the custom sheet metal stake from me needed. This is his idea, a design for working inside a deep vessel.
The holder is clamped in a vise, just like the previous stake. At the opposite end, the bar is forged and machined to half the original size and a hole is drilled and tapped. Then the mini-stake is bolted on and set at the appropriate angle. The angle can be adjusted as need be, and a variety of differently-shaped mini-stakes can be used.
The holder and stem of the mini-stake are mild steel, while the stake itself is hardened and tempered 4140. More of these will be coming.