This Fretz® miniature fluting stake is specifically designed for lining, the first step in establishing and then refining a fluted shape. Use a cross-peen hammer with this stake to create the initial lines of the fluting pattern. For straight flutes, choose a straight cross-peen; for curving flutes, choose a curved cross-peen. This stake is one of three intended to be used in progression, to streamline the process of adding flutes to domed metal forms. These stakes help you first create, then finely articulate the pattern of fluting you want—and do it more cleanly and quickly than is possible using wax or pitch. Once you have achieved the lining step, use the sharp stake to further articulate your pattern, and then use the extremely sharp stake to deepen and define the fluting. Once the fluted form is achieved, you can then perform any desired chasing techniques to complete the design you have in mind.