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.

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