MAKE A HORSESHOE STAKE TOPPER
Each year, I make tripods from stakes to grow my sweet peas, tomatoes and other less vigorous vertical vegies on. I love those decorative stake toppers you can buy in nurseries, which often have different metal shapes on top. This version is inspired by my love of horseshoes. RICHARD ELSTON shows us how he makes them.
CUT three 90mm lengths of 30mm x 30mm square hollow section (SHS) metal tube. This allows 19mm hardwood stakes to fit easily inside. Use an angle grinder with a flapper wheel to buff any sharp edges.
WELD pieces together at the desired angle to create a uniform tripod. Rich has made up a jig so he can make lots of them.