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Small scale grade stake processing
« on: March 14, 2006, 08:02:44 AM »
I have a couple people that want to purchase grade stakes from me.  Two questions... 

1) Will beech work well for them? 

2) It is not nearly enough quantity to justify a purchase of a "stake maker" (for lack of knowing the real name), has anyone made a jig/rig or something to put the point on em'? 

Thanks all.....

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Re: Small scale grade stake processing
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006, 08:30:50 AM »
 snag hit the search button at the top of the page and type in grade stakes you'll find a lot of info on how to make them  gene
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Re: Small scale grade stake processing
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 11:07:40 AM »
Snag,

Go over to the sawmill board and look for the "Another Grade Stake Quetion" post.

I did the same thing you are looking into.  Lots of good info there.

what I will add here is I went ahead and bought the strapping kit from Bailey's.

Folks want their stakes in nice packages.




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Re: Small scale grade stake processing
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006, 03:51:49 PM »
The best way to start researching a question on the Forum is to use the search function.  Not that asking the question is wrong but coincided with  a search, you may get more than you asked.

Here is that thread that Ga. Boy said for you to go find.

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And here are a few more.

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Re: Small scale grade stake processing
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006, 07:42:57 PM »
Anybody have an answer on the beech?  I assume it should be ok....  but, you know what assuming does.   :D

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Re: Small scale grade stake processing
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 07:54:25 PM »
Ask you customers, if they are willing to pay for Beach then by all means, use it......

If not then, find a species they will pay for and mill that....

I mill what ever the customer wants me to mill.....

For my grade stakes, my customers want Oak and are willing to pay for Oak.....
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Re: Small scale grade stake processing
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 07:56:21 PM »
gotcha.... I'm pickin' up what yer puttin' down.  Thanks. :)

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Re: Small scale grade stake processing
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 10:34:57 PM »
I'm a surveyor and prefer only to have oak stakes.

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Re: Small scale grade stake processing
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006, 07:05:39 AM »
I have tried several hdwoods and prefer to make stakes from white ash- lower moisture content so they can be packaged green (no mold), they stay straighter, 'n their just plain more attractive IMHO.
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Re: Small scale grade stake processing
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2006, 07:26:12 AM »
Thanks for the advice.  I am not expecting this to turn out to be anything too big where I gotta have a ton cut ahead of time, so, I will take your advice and ask the customer what species they would like.  Thanks.


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