Taking two stakes from your untouched stake pile, stack and clamp with the Miter Guide to make miter cuts. I like to cut them in pairs. I make one cut, then "open" the pieces like a book, and I have a "V"! (Perfect shape for the ends of a snowflake)
You'll need 12 V's for the bottom layer ends, and 12 for the top layer. I chose to make mine as follows:
Bottom layer V's 5.5" long
Top layer V's 3.25" long
(And don't forget the 6 straight edged pieces...)
Straight edge pieces 3.25" long
After you've cut a total of 24 V's for your snowflake tips,
(12 longer & 12 shorter), you'll need to cut 6 straight edged pieces.