|Project by RussInMichigan||posted 07-07-2014 02:09 PM||2145 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
A friend of mine asked if I could convert some 2 by stock into pointed stakes he could use in his gardens. I thought a jig would be the best bet, and it would make for a consistent result.
I started the process by ripping the 2 X 4 and 2 X 6 stock into 2 X 2’s and cutting them to length.
The jig consisted of a base with a clamping device on it. I have blank table saw sled I use for throwing together jigs like this. The sled is just a piece of 3/4” Baltic birch plywood with a miter track runner. The clamping device here consists of a short piece of 2 X 6 screwed to the plywood then having two toggle clamps attached on top of it.
Photo four shows the jig with a stake clamped in place and a pile of the cutoffs. To make the point centered on the stake I positioned a stake so the blade would cut through the center of it. Then, as shown circled in photo 5, I marked the stake at the back edge of the 2 X 6. Then, for each of the stakes, I marked off the same distance from what was to be the pointy end and aligned that to the back edge of the 2 X 6.
Image 6 shows the result. They came out looking good.
Have a great day, lumberjocks.