So we have a small farm with a few animals and we were relying on the old style hay forks. They are lots better than we can buy locally and people tend to hang onto them becuae of that. The old pattern doesn’t lend itself well too mass production.
Whenever we broke one we would repair it and continue on handles were until now always available.
I want to kane a supply of these but O dont see how they were made. The fork end is. A tang and ferrule kind of socket. The diameter is part way between a heavy shovel and a rake. The tricky part is the end has a bend. In use holding itnlike a push broom the end of the wood is bend toward the floor and the metal fork bends back away from the floor so sort of an S. Does anyone know if this be d was bent or machined in? If its machined then it would have started as a 2″ diameter piece and that seems excessive.