My Newest Stake

by laurie jane kern on October 18, 2010

Yup, I got another made to order stake from Kevin Potter, owner and stake making God at Potter USA.

I have been working on the Hearth Pot on and off for over a month now. I raised the basic shape before I went to Deb’s over Labor Day and while there we started to add the curve to the wall. While there I was using a Dixon #3 and a Dixon #10 stake. Both have a ball and straight end but are of different diameters. I decided that I wanted the ball end from each on ONE stake because currently I don’t need the straight ends as I have those sizes already on other stakes.

I proceeded to call Kevin after I figured out what I wanted (Kevin admits he really does not do email) and we discussed my requirements. And I then proceeded to wait for my staked

The pot then sat at home until I returned to Deb’s on the 9th (the second Saturday of October which was two weeks ago).  We made progress on the pot but my new stake from Kevin had not arrived so Deb let me come home with her Dixon #10 so I could continue to work on my pot.

This first picture is of where I left it when I left Deb’s …

Hearth Pot start sunday

And this second one is of the pot as of yesterday (Sunday, October 17) evening when I finished for the night. See how I am bringing the neck in. Once it is in all the way, there will be a short straight up wall and I will solder a wire rim on it.

Hearth Pot end sunday

And today my new stake showed up! I can now give back to Deb her stake and use MINE!!!!  This is just one view of the stake.

New Stake

Over on kernology there are many more pictures of the pot being created – and there are more to come because as you can see, it is not done yet.

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kevin potter December 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

HI Laurie thanks for all the kind words I like your website, and your work is great. Hope the stakes work out for you.

Bentiron October 29, 2010 at 11:52 am

Nice work on the pot and I’m sure Kevin is glad that you’re happy with the stake. Good tools make for good work. I really enjoy your blog.

Laurie Jane Kern October 21, 2010 at 9:51 am

Just wait – I have more on the way!
I have to buy the “capital equipment” now because I have a FT job – once I retire, I won’t have money to purchase the equipment I want.

Tamra October 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Hey Laurie!

Awesome work! [And that stake is totally drool-worthy…]

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