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Stainless steel tent stakes

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:48 pm
by zelph
I got a good deal on some ss meat forks at a thrift store. Normally .79 cents. Got them at 50% off.

I'm cutting the fork part off with a pair of hand shears and bending the handle end partially for the pounding surface. The guage of steel is undersize for a sturdy fork but good for some stakes. The blood groove that runs the length of the handle makes for some good strength.
After they are all cut to size, I'll grind off the sharp edges.


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Re: Stainless steel tent stakes

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:56 pm
by DarenN
good idea, Zelph!

ps. take a wire-wheel to those poor old antique un-replacable bench shears. :D

Daren........

Re: Stainless steel tent stakes

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:09 pm
by zelph
DarenN wrote:good idea, Zelph!

ps. take a wire-wheel to those poor old antique un-replacable bench shears. :D

Daren........


They were lost for a couple of years. Found them again out in the grass along side the garden area last year. :oops:

I'll put them to the wire wheel like you say :D

took two hands to squeeze them to cut the stainless forks

Re: Stainless steel tent stakes

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:15 pm
by Allen
Cool idea zelfh!