Beyond the attraction of taking the "Fat Stakes Kill Vampire Hunters" joke as far as it can possibly go this is actually a really great tutorial on making a stake. Even if you don't have a lathe there's a good chance you know someone who does. Woodworkers are addicted to the fumes from lumber, so it's likely they'd love to
*Don't go there, people. Just because I throw you a softball doesn't mean you have to take a swing at it. Heh.