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Post  has55 on 10/8/2017, 5:15 am

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/8/2017, 5:09 pm

Wow!  classy!
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Post  sanderson on 10/9/2017, 3:04 am

Yes, classy looking, but, I'm afraid they would fall over in friable Mel's Mix.

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Post  has55 on 10/11/2017, 3:33 am

I want to use the slate, but I would like a longer stake about 3 to 3 1/2 feet long. I'm still looking for it. If anyone has any ideas where I can find it, please post.
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Post  plantoid on 10/12/2017, 4:02 pm

Hass , have you thought about buying some 3 foot long 3/16 to 1/4 stainless steel gas welding rods or brass/bronze brazing rods off eBay ?
 Yes I know they will be expensive but they will look great if you make up a simple " PIN " jig to fit in a strong bench vice  to bend the rods round as each one will be the same radius & use the same amount of rod to make the hooked end .


 Another way might be to buy five or six 15 yard rolls of 1 mm single strand annealed stainless steel wire .

Un roll them ,  stick one end of each coil in a vice or wrapped round a strong nail in the fence then use a battery drill on the free ends , cut to same length & twist them up in four or six strands .
Then when they are nice & tightly twisted up ,  cut them to length require & shape the hook end to hang the slates off .

 The cheaper alternative is to buy 30 yards or so of galcanised chain link fence straining wire & use three or four strands to make you long rods as above .

 Pulling a fair tension on the wires as you drill twist them will tend to straighten them out by the time the whole length of the coil is twisted up .
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Post  sanderson on 10/13/2017, 3:35 am

Plantoid, Thanks for some DIY ideas.

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Post  has55 on 10/14/2017, 4:02 pm

planetoid, Thank you for those ideas. I will checked those ideas out when I get back home. In San Antonio, Tx seeing my mother.
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