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Digging fork improvement

 
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This is simple and commonsensical. Great idea for making a digging fork easier to use in certain situations, like clayish or very silty soils. Offers a real foot rest (your foot can’t slip off the shoulder as easily) and by this it affords a more efficient transfer of muscular effort. For someone who can heat & bend rebar, and weld steel, it will be simple to make.

The image comes from this site: Digging Fork Mod  You’ll find a decent discussion of this little project on the page.

By the way, I’ll tell that this site itself has a lot of practical stuff on it, even though I haven’t explored it a lot as yet. Although the site is aimed at preppers (and I do not particularly identify as one), my personal feeling is that the site owner/moderator is not panic-stricken, and is open-minded and rather inclusive, non-extremist, and so on.
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I am not sure its accurate to say the site is mainly for preppers, I am not one.

That improvement is clever, by adding the reinforcing rod to the top of the flat blade fork.
You may need heat to form it, and then an arc welder to complete the attachment.
Very manageable.
 
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John C Daley wrote:I am not sure its accurate to say the site is mainly for preppers, I am not one.


Thanks for posting John.

I only mentioned that because the first page I happened to arrive on, at that site, explained the proprietor's personal commitment to rational prepping, though on the site's home page he made clear his tolerant, open-minded, relaxed attitude.
 
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Interesting. Something of a specialisation, though. You wouldn't want to be pitching anything overarm or overhead with that mod.

For digging where penetration is difficult, though, I like it.

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