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Old 11-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default I broke the pitch fork I was using to dig up potatoes.... can it be fixed?

Ignore the dirty stove top ok? These are photos of the pitch fork I‘ve used for 3 years now digging out potatoes at season’s end. I think I paid around $10 for it at an estate sale up north. The 1 tine broke off the 1st year I had it. Then this year the weather turned early and I went out trying to dig up what was left of my taters and the ground was a little bit frozen and well…. I think you can see what happened from the last 2 photos. It was a great tool…. before I trashed it. The closest I can find to what I had is this pitchfork, Agway - Lawn, Garden, Pet, Bird and Farm Specialists | Rural > Farm Tools & Equipment > Forks > AGWAY PITCHFORK 10-TINE D-GRIP HANDLE. I’m sure I can buy a new handle cheaper than I can buy a whole heavier duty pitch fork and I don’t need all the tines anyway for digging up potatoes so I’d like to fix mine. What I can’t figure out is how to get the broken piece of the wooden handle out of that upper metal cuff part that it was inserted into. I thought about tossing that part on the burn pile to see if somehow it would burn out but figured I better ask if that was a good game plan or not. If you look close at the photos…. there are no screws or anything holding that broken piece in there. Did they use glue? I can’t figure out what’s holding that broken off chunk in there. Anywhooo…. I guess after I get help getting it out…. I’ll have to get my husband to drill through that cuff thing somehow so a new handle can be secured and held in place with screws, right?
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