Shaker Museum

Fork, Hay Lifting

Hay fork, Mount Lebanon, NY


A two-tine hay fork of hickory carved and steam-bent from a single billet with the exception of three sections of dowel holding the spread tines in place. The two tines were made by sawing the bitted in half from the end about 21" into the billet. At the end of the kerf, an iron rivet was installed to prevent the cut from splitting further. The tines are bent to create the spread and bent from the horizontal plane to form curved tines. The handle is slightly arced as well.



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Shaker Museum Fork, Hay Lifting. Accessed on February 5, 2023


Work: Shaker Tools (seasonal exhibition)


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