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Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
got em! on 04/11/2011 23:11:14 MDT Print View

Mine came in too! Weight was on spec, right down to the gram...great stuff, thanks!!

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: got em! on 04/12/2011 08:41:29 MDT Print View

Somebody post a pic of the rounded end option? Are they tapered then rounded or just rounded with no taper?

Edited by jshann on 04/12/2011 08:43:24 MDT.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
rounded on 04/12/2011 09:45:05 MDT Print View

John, they are rounded, no real taper. Less pointy than a ball point pen. Similar to if you took a std flat bottom stake, and just used a dremel to give it a bit of conical shape to the end...but not so much that it actually reaches a point. If this doesn't help, i'll post a pic

Randy Smith
(PapaSmurf) - F

Locale: Dream Hammock
Ti stakes at myDIYgear.com on 04/12/2011 11:22:46 MDT Print View

I'll try to shoot a photo or two after I get the existing orders out tonight.
I'll upload them to http://www.mydiygear.com/pages/projects/misc/ti-stakes.php

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: rounded on 04/12/2011 13:30:14 MDT Print View

Thanks Konrad.

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
Ordered on 04/12/2011 13:47:26 MDT Print View

Just picked up a handful for my PCT hike this summer.......

Randy Smith
(PapaSmurf) - F

Locale: Dream Hammock
Rounded end photo on 04/12/2011 19:58:32 MDT Print View

A photo of the rounded end Ti Stakes.
Ti Stakes (rounded end)

Or on the website at http://www.mydiygear.com/pages/projects/misc/ti-stakes.php

Edited by PapaSmurf on 04/12/2011 20:01:34 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Rounded end photo on 04/12/2011 20:17:47 MDT Print View

They look good Randy. Thank you for taking the time to take a picture.

Hoot Filsinger
(filsinger) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
easy to taper yourself on 04/13/2011 21:23:06 MDT Print View

I bought the 1/8 inch stakes and found it easy to adjust the taper on a bench or disc sander with 150 grit. I prefer a longer taper but keep the tip blunt and rounded.

Bill

Ben Egan
(benjammin21)

Locale: Bawstin
got mine on 04/19/2011 15:11:32 MDT Print View

and I haven't used them yet, but they look and feel great. The rounded end should be really good, it's a lot like the aimed-at ballpoint pen shape. They are so light, too. If I remember right I got the 6" ones and they are each a hair under 4 grams? I can't remember exactly right now.

Thanks for the quick ship and nice piece of kit, sir.

I want to paint the ends orange, can anyone recommend tips for this? I know in the manufacturing process something is done to the metal so that paint sticks for enhanced longevity (thanks, How Its Made). Anyone have tips for doing this at home? I haven't looked it up yet, I suppose I will now.

Again, really happy with this deal, and recommend it. Thank you again.

Aaron Benson
(AaronMB) - F

Locale: Central Valley California
Received mine, too! on 04/19/2011 15:16:58 MDT Print View

Ordered 8 of the 6"x1/8" - fairly stiff, wonderfully light. The rounded ends are about perfect: rounded, no sharp points. Thanks!

I get to get outside right now and try them with a first setting-up of my Gatewood Cape! Good stuff.

Edited by AaronMB on 04/19/2011 15:18:15 MDT.

Randy Smith
(PapaSmurf) - F

Locale: Dream Hammock
Coloring Ti Stakes on 04/19/2011 20:34:46 MDT Print View

I don't know about getting paint to stick. That could be tough.

I've kicked around the idea of anodizing a few, but I'm not sure of getting suitable results. Would there be enough demand to make it worthwhile?

Here is a tutorial on anodizing titanium at home.
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/804086-DIY-9v-battery-Titanium-anodizer

Jim Henegar
(Loneoak) - F
Thanks on 04/20/2011 12:14:00 MDT Print View

Ordered 6 today......thanks

Jim Henegar
(Loneoak) - F
thanks on 04/20/2011 12:15:06 MDT Print View

Placed an order today for 6 :)

Hoot Filsinger
(filsinger) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Coloring Ti Stakes on 04/20/2011 20:41:18 MDT Print View

I used my daughter's ruby red fingernail polish. I used two coats and it really sticks well. I also tie short loops of bright red braided line on the end.Coloring Ti Stakes

T.C. Cromie
(yogru) - F

Locale: Land of too much rain!
nice on 04/20/2011 23:50:34 MDT Print View

Colored stakes look good. I need to find a daughter now...

Derek Kind
(berethorn)
RE: $1.50 Ti stakes at myDIYgear.com on 04/21/2011 16:30:30 MDT Print View

I ordered 8 of mixed variety, thank you. :)

Randy Smith
(PapaSmurf) - F

Locale: Dream Hammock
Remaining inventory on 10/25/2011 07:35:33 MDT Print View

Just a heads up. Here is the remaining inventory of Ti Stakes I have left.
I will keep the free shipping offer in place until they are all gone.

Started with 2,395 stakes on 04-03-11
1,767 stakes have been purchased in almost 7 months.
Now I only have 628 left.
Thanks for all your support!

To order see this page.
http://www.mydiygear.com/pages/proje.../ti-stakes.phpTi Stake Inventory

Dan Smith
(DCSmith)
Just Ordered on 10/25/2011 08:40:48 MDT Print View

Just ordered 8 for various projects. Thanks for offering these.

Nathan Washburn
(nwashburn)

Locale: Southeast
Ti stakes on 10/27/2011 09:44:47 MDT Print View

Ordered 8 of the 6" long .118" yesterday. Looking forward to using them. Thanks!

Edited by nwashburn on 10/27/2011 09:45:29 MDT.