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@theflyingdutchmanLocale: Spanish Mountains
These stakes really look good – I have no comments (to improve) other then: "Would you consider selling these and if so, how much????Mar 22, 2011 at 11:19 am #1712696
@jeepcachrLocale: Great Lakes
Not to take away from the OP especially if he is considering producing them but ti-goat sells these.
I have no affiliation to them nor have I ordered from them.Mar 22, 2011 at 11:34 am #1712707
@theflyingdutchmanLocale: Spanish Mountains
I know Tigoat sell these stakes, but…… they're heavier. That's why I asked. I can always compare prices (if he decides to produce/sell his stakes).Mar 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm #1712813
Dustin, at that price, i'll definitely be watching this thread in hopes that you start selling some.
-WillMar 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm #1712854
Your stakes look good but are very similar to the Ti Goat pegs which weight 7g for the short and 9g for the long on my scales (1 gram units). They also have an aluminium head rather than a plastic which may explain the slight increase in weight.
Did you make the carbon tube or buy it?Mar 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm #1713098
I like your stakes. Nice job. I agree with you on the holding power of them. They are my current favorite stakes and the ones I use.
I've made similar ones and also purchased some from Ti-Goat. In fact several years ago I sent pics of mine to Ti-Goat and suggested that they add a head to theirs and use the aluminum points for the sharp end. When they first started selling them they had no head and were very difficult to pull out of the ground and had a beveled pointy end. You are already up to speed on those items.
Here's my question. With the ones I made and the ones I bought from Ti-Goat (older nylon heads, not aluminum) I find that the heads come off sometimes if I pull hard on them. Have you found an adhesive that keeps the heads secure? The nylon head seems to resist reliable glueing. Perhaps that's part of the reason Ti-Goat switched to aluminum?
DarylMar 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm #1713163
Cool. That's good news on the adhesive.
I understand that you would want to keep the adhesive info under wraps……in case you want to make and sell them. I'd rather buy them than make them so I have no need for the info.
This stuff is just a hobby for me and I'm pleased to see products evolve.
DarylMar 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm #1713203
> The nylon head seems to resist reliable glueing.
You need a glue rated for plastics. Plenty of them around – start with Loctite.
CheersMar 23, 2011 at 8:24 am #1713348
@stingray4540Locale: South Bay
Any one have experience with this "type" of stake in rocky soil? A lot of my hiking is in the Sierra's were the soil tends to be a mix of crumbled granite, granite rocks and the occasional dirt.
Snyder: Nice job, I may PM you soon if anyone can answer my question.Mar 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm #1713479
"Any one have experience with this "type" of stake in rocky soil?"
Yep. And I confess pounding them in with a big rock. Relentlessly, until they are solid.
So I've destroyed the nylon heads, and separated the aluminum tips. Then I moved on to Easton Aluminum. But truth be told, those heads will also come off as a result of hammering.
So, be gentle my friend.
[Ya, I know – "lighten up with the rock" – but at dark-thirty and time running out, I'm looking for a big rock.]Mar 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm #1713494
I too have resorted to big rocks at times.
One time, with a "I'm freezing to death and must get this tent up" gusto I carried a really big rock over to a partially inserted stake and found, much to my pleasure, that it inserted that stake into the ground as if it was being pushed by a hydraulic press. No pounding needed.Apr 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm #1719397
Here's another carbon fiber stake source. Looks like they used externally fitting caps on the stakes.Apr 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm #1719407
> experience with this "type" of stake in rocky soil?
That's where I prefer a Ti wire stake. And if there are that many rocks around, I can pile a few onto the stake as well.
CheersMay 13, 2011 at 11:54 am #1736195
–May 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm #1742831
Looking good. Thanks for posting the refinement process. It has been interesting. I like the looks of those tips.
DarylMay 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm #1742854
The tip is OK, but you will find the top cap has a tendency to pull out when you are extracting the stake from a tight spot.
Edited: I am assured the cap does not pull out. My experience was actually only with Easton arrow shafts, which are a LOT more slippery. I gather the caps are also glued in place. Seems reasonable to me.Jun 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm #1746627
OK, I'm interested. Educate me please!
What (exact) dimensions for bore and cap? I assume you are using an interference fit?
Are you using an adhesive at all?
How do you assemble it? With a press?
CheersJun 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm #1748302
are you taking orders yet?
mikeJun 15, 2011 at 10:45 am #1749563
Removed till a later date.
Thanks for understanding.
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