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Chatting => Equipment Shed => Topic started by: Offwego on January 04, 2018, 13:11

Title: vintage tools
Post by: Offwego 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

 :D :D
Title: Re: vintage tools
Post by: Mr Dog 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!
Title: Re: vintage tools
Post by: greenjay 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?
Title: Re: vintage tools
Post by: Offwego 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