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Fork, Hay Lifting

Hay fork, Mount Lebanon, NY

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New York, Mount Lebanon

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.

New York Mount Lebanon

New York Mount Lebanon

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Shaker Museum Fork, Hay Lifting. Accessed on April 25, 2024


Work: Shaker Tools (seasonal exhibition)


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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.