Yes, I have a steel T-stake that would also work but this was an exercise in cutting a wood stake.
Today I cut the second wood stake for the lower half of the tumbler - also it should be noted that when I raise another tumbler, this second stake will actually be used first but the reason it was made second was so I could get a feel for working with the wood.
This stake is a bit more complex because the diameter of the tumbler and thus the wood, increases as the the height of the tumbler increases from the base. At the base it is 2" in diameter and it is 3.25" at 2" in height. The diameter then stays constant at 3.25" for another 1" of height (thus the other stake).
I also cut this stake on the other end of the wood so I have two stakes but only once piece of wood.
So, shall we get to the pictures??? And at the bottom there's 4 pictures. Two of the original stake that Liza made and two of mine.