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Hi all,

This is a third one from the bunch of forks I brought home from my garage in order to have material to work during lockdown (https://slingshotforum.com/topic/123060-first-two-from-the-bunch/?hl=bunch). Here is the bunch:

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Now I decided to work on the burnt one (top left corner, black and in horizontal position). I found it already cut at the handle side, someone was obviously prunning and all I had to do was to cut off branches stemming from each fork. It was probably burned by the owner himself, because it is what people normaly do here with grass and branches, although it is forbidden.

Here is the beginning of barking (see my hands!):

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When this was over I relised that the curvature of the handle and of the forks is somewhat off 90 degrees to what I like, so after some deliberation I decided to cut it in half, turn the forks and glue the thing back again, except that I added a piece of Plum Tree as a spacer, or so:

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The scars on the handle were already there when I found it and I decided to leave them as an intentional "designer" element, although it was no, so I filled it with some Plum Tree saw dust and wood glue. I did not sand it very high, some 120 grit I think. This is what I got after some sanding and stabilizing in my Vacuum jar:

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What I still need to do, when the lock down is over, is to visit my friend who has woodworking workshop. I need hiss professional drill press in order to drill a long hole from in between the forks down through the handle and pass the Plum Tree spacer (not sure it is really called so..).

I hope you enjoyed,

cheers,

jazz
 

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That fork looks like a winner!

I took special note of the trick of employing the plum spacer to "correct" the orientation of the handle curve.
There is a good chance I will find an excuse to use that in the future.

Thanks for sharing!
 

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That fork looks like a winner!

I took special note of the trick of employing the plum spacer to "correct" the orientation of the handle curve.
There is a good chance I will find an excuse to use that in the future.

Thanks for sharing!
Thank you KawKan, very much! I am glad you found something interesting for you!

Great job Jazz. You even have a view from your work bench!
Thank you SJAaz very much! Yes, we live on thirteenth flour of a nineteen flours building and we see the whole town beneath. Its fun to work on my balcony except that neighbors sometimes complain.

cheers,

jazz
 
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