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Offwego

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vintage tools
« on: January 04, 2018, 13:11 »
visited a local charity today to buy a pitchfork, i wanted this to make moving manure and straw/hay easier around the beds etc, i had a really good buy with a vintage one with a lovely ash handle , i also bought a small rake  with ash handle about 6 inches for between the rows etc,   a medium rake and took a great fancy to a really old  D handled  digging fork which also came home with me- all the above for £40 an absolute bargain
To me the vintage tools just feel better in the hand and the steel is undoubtedly better quality
all the tools have been cleaned , oiled etc by the charity  but i will give another few coats of linseed  oil before putting them to use

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Mr Dog

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Re: vintage tools
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 17:58 »
I have, and still regularly use, a rake, draw hoe, Dutch hoe, shovel, small spade and small fork donated to my mum by a family friend over 50 years ago - they were already old then! As you say they just feel better in the hand than modern tools do. I also had a digging fork that unfortunately bent when clearing my first allotment - 2 modern replacements suffered the same fate!

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greenjay

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Re: vintage tools
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 17:11 »
Is the charity a local one or are there more across the country.
where was your local one offwego?

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Offwego

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 21:32 »
https://www.tfsr.org/

here you go they are national , i was lucky that they have a local tool workshop where they refurb the tools and i was lucky to buy from there



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