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Andy Mason Tool Collection

Mushroom and Ball Stakes

Group of T-stakes and cone stakes

Mushroom and Ball Stake Sheet Metalworking Tools

Photos provided by Andy Mason, UK, digitally processed and grouped by Jock Dempsey.

The two tools above are very similar yet different. At the top is a ball stake. These have a sphere or more than 50% of a sphere on a shank. The one below is a mushroom stake. These have anywhere less than 50% of a spherical surface. These are general rules, not hard and fast.

Note the swelling on the taper of the mushroom stake from striking it with a hammer. This is common abuse on simple stakes.

Red Ball or Mushroom Stakes

Again we have two stakes, a msuhroom and a ball. From the details they both appear to be forged. There is green paint under the red.


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