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Garden tool dilemma
« on: May 15, 2022, 05:42:55 PM »
Whatís the easy way to get the wooden shaft out of the pitch fork implement?
Thereís no rivet or pin to drill out. I want the wooden part out with out damage to the fork. Donít vCard about the wood.

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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2022, 05:48:00 PM »
One thought comes to mind the wood was steamed to make a pliable to put inside the Tang of the shovel without rivets on the tags may have ridges on the inside the bit into the wood to hold it in place as it cools making it secure

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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 06:18:36 PM »
Burn the wood out with a torch.
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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 06:36:06 PM »
I think that it will be difficult because there are probably two pieces. The tines will have a rectangular "shaft" that is inside the wood and then surrounded by the exterior piece that you see. I would try to repair the handle first. Not your question I know.

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Re: Garden tool dilemma
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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2022, 06:44:54 PM »
The fork has a tang that is driven into a hole in the end of the wood handle. The sheet metal ferrule is not salvageable.  Just hold what's left of the handle and drive the fork off with alternate hammer blows to opposite sides of the fork bar. We buy the same forks up here and drive them off the handles, then heat the tangs red hot and bend them over 90 degrees and then re attach  the handles after shortening them to make our clam hoes.

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Re: Garden tool dilemma
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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2022, 06:51:09 PM »
I think that it will be difficult because there are probably two pieces. The tines will have a rectangular "shaft" that is inside the wood and then surrounded by the exterior piece that you see. I would try to repair the handle first. Not your question I know.
handle is not broke, I re purpose them.




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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2022, 06:52:07 PM »



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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2022, 07:13:52 PM »
Good looking Buddy, reminds me of my late great best friend Yogi




 Thanks YD>  Jessie's a good girl, guards those clams with her life.  Striking resemblance to your beloved Yogi , They definitely make this world a better place .

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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2022, 07:47:30 PM »
Hey Jessie  👋🏻
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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2022, 07:52:55 PM »
Cut the wood handle just above the metal and drill out the  remaining wood.

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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2022, 08:07:42 PM »
The fork has a tang that is driven into a hole in the end of the wood handle. The sheet metal ferrule is not salvageable.  Just hold what's left of the handle and drive the fork off with alternate hammer blows to opposite sides of the fork bar. We buy the same forks up here and drive them off the handles, then heat the tangs red hot and bend them over 90 degrees and then re attach  the handles after shortening them to make our clam hoes.

Yup.  Fork has a square square tang that is heated and then set/driven into the handle by  by striking the end of the handle on the floor or with hammer. That's how a manure fork is made & how it is hafted or or mounted onto a handle.   Rivets heads or brads cut your gloves or your fingers.  Not cool....

If fork won't come out of handle by alternately striking it either side, heat it and it will. 
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Re: Garden tool dilemma
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2022, 08:25:00 PM »
On my old pitchforks that the handles give out I just removed the handle and braze a conduit pipe back.
That usually last for the remainder of the life of the fork.


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