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Offline boscojmb

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Homemade Stake Sharpener
« on: December 12, 2016, 07:26:34 pm »
I managed to buy an almost new Hud-Son sharpener and have decided to sell my homemade one.

Here is the LINK to A thread about it. It is a little bit crude, but I have made 10,000 + stakes with it.



Here is the sharpener.


And here are some of the stakes that I have made with it.


Asking $525.00





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Re: Homemade Stake Sharpener
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 10:13:59 pm »
What kind of market do you have ?  I got a sharpener with a business and am thinking about the stake business, but don't know what they sell for.  I bundle camp firewood and thought the stacks would fit in.
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Re: Homemade Stake Sharpener
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 12:25:31 pm »
What kind of market do you have ?  I got a sharpener with a business and am thinking about the stake business, but don't know what they sell for.  I bundle camp firewood and thought the stacks would fit in.

I get $.80 per stake

I would never be able to make money selling stakes as a stand alone business, but it's a good way to use up off cuts and low quality logs.




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Re: Homemade Stake Sharpener
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 07:32:48 am »
Can i ask where you source the bit for the sharpener?
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Re: Homemade Stake Sharpener
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 07:54:43 pm »
Can i ask where you source the bit for the sharpener?

I made it myself.



I started with a 3.5" piece of aluminum round stock, cut the inside cone on the lathe, then milled the slots for the blades in the milling machine.

The blades I made from some used Belsaw planner blades.
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Re: Homemade Stake Sharpener
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 09:07:36 pm »
What size engine is on it? How many stakes an hour can you do?  Are those oak stakes in the picture?  How firm are you on the price?

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Re: Homemade Stake Sharpener
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 01:48:25 pm »
What size engine is on it? How many stakes an hour can you do?  Are those oak stakes in the picture?  How firm are you on the price?

The engine is a 6.5HP Honda clone. It is more than big enough.

You could probably sharpen 200 stakes in an hour if you just threw them in a bin. It takes as much time to package them as it does to sharpen them.
I can cut to length, sharpen, bundle, and stack on a pallet about 500+ stakes per day.

Yes the stakes are oak.

I'm open to reasonable offers.

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