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best way to sharpen stakes?
« on: May 14, 2012, 06:49:06 PM »
What's the best way to sharpen tomato or any stakes? Looking for a large pencil sharpener :D.
I was talking to a feed store today about selling him some.
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 07:01:01 PM »
Howdy XL,
 
You might want to use the Forestry Forum's "Search" function.  It's a winner, and it will give you quite a few hits on sharpening stakes.  If you haven't had the opportunity to use it yet, it could be a useful tool for you. Look for it toward the top left side of any page and then just follow your nose.
 
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 07:03:24 PM »
Looking for a large pencil sharpener :D.

I'm guessing NC might have a surplus of those things...used to put the points on tobacco sticks.  Know any baccer farmers?

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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 07:36:01 PM »
Tobacco sticks don't need points.  You tie the leaves to the sticks and hang them in the barn to cure.  There are pointing dies available that can be powered in any way you want.  The problem is holding and feeding the stick while it is being sharpened.  Regards, Clark

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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 09:34:20 PM »
 

  

  

  Hudson works good for me :D :D
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 10:35:06 AM »
Do you dry the lumber before cutting the stakes?
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 11:32:38 AM »
No , I cut  sharping and bundel green :D
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 12:11:59 PM »
We have a Hud son. Broad axe is faster, simpler, and cheaper. And, it never clogs.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 04:58:39 PM »
Tobacco sticks don't need points.  You tie the leaves to the sticks and hang them in the barn to cure.  regards, Clark


if your growing burley tobacco you need pointed sticks, so they dont fall over in the field when you put the tobacco on them.

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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 05:35:34 PM »
I use a Hud-Son pointer my self.
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 05:56:41 PM »
I wouldn't want to use a broadaxe for any kind of production. Even if the machine is slower it doesn't get tired or risk cutting it's toes off like a human does.
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2012, 06:52:12 PM »
I don;t know, I can sharpen stakes as fast as I can pick them up :D :D they have to be green and you have to have sharp blades. rain today so I did some 5' stakes . I make 10 to a bundle made 20 or so bundles in about 20 mins. the hun-son works good for me. :D
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2012, 07:50:11 PM »
That sounds about right, I figured about 7 seconds per stake, making about 500 at a run.
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2012, 08:18:53 PM »
500 at a time...wow.
I can hardly make myself cut 100 stickers at a time.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2012, 08:30:31 PM »
I found that hudson did make one and I sent off for more info on it. Has anyone seen a used one for sale around?
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Re: best way to sharpen stakes?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2012, 07:50:06 AM »
How's anyone market on stakes? I was talking to the feed store the other day and they sell the oak 1.5X1.5X6 for $1.39, so I'm sure they would not pay $1.00 probably less. That's would be $1.00 per bd ft or less if I wholesale them. I get $1.00 flat sawn now when I sell any and I would have to sharpen the stakes and saw more on the mill. Maybe not a market to look at.
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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2012, 09:36:30 PM »
Just got done tipping 300 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 stakes on my tablesaw,upside down pyramid.Not hard and goes quick and plenty good unless your making a liveing with stakes.Caution at least wear eye protection or better full face protection saw  will throw little pieces in you face occasionaly. Frank C.
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2012, 09:18:29 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2012, 07:35:58 AM »
Thanks Jim,this b-day was almost forgotten nephew got married the same day.Frank C.
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