Several weeks ago while hopping down the rabbit hole that is the interwebs, I came across a link for a youtube video on making your own sinusoidal forming stake. I've been wanting to tackle some more complex forming projects but lack the tools so I thought that this might be a nice project to see if it's a process that I gravitate to before investing hundreds of dollars on forming stakes that I may or may not use.
While you can build this with just a few simple woodworking tools, working in a well equipped wood shop does really help. I happened to be visiting my parents recently and my stepfather has a wonderful workshop that, with his supervision, made this project a breeze! We were able to crank this project out in about 2 hours.
Another bonus of this video is that if you follow her instructions and use a large enough piece of wood, you can actually make 2 identical stakes at the same time. Since they are wood and won't last forever pounding metal, you can keep one for later on! I actually gave my 2nd one to Staci as a gift at BeadFest.
I'm looking forward to sharing my experiments in forming with you! If you try this out, I'd love to see how you use it!