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brandon gross
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So I started teaching this year and have accesses atleast for now to w welder, torch, and grinder. So I want to make a broad fork as a class project. Most of the homemade of broad forks I have seen use big nails or rods, but I want to make something close to the quality and size of a meadow creator. https://meadowcreature.com/broadforks. My problem is that I cannot find any dimensions besides the length of the teeth.  I mainlt need to know the general arc of the teeth. Could anyone post a side profile of there forks so I can come up with a templet for my teeth design? I would be happy to photograph the process.
 
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When I was growing up in the last millenium, my father had a "potato fork" which we used to loosen and turn soil (in addition to lifting spuds).  It had about 6 tines, each about the width of a finger and spaced maybe two fingers apart. They were about the same arc as a regular round point digging shovel.  Since it was for lifting potatoes out of the ground, it was not as wide as a broad fork, but that should give you a starting point.
 
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Try reaching out to Larry Cooper at Gulland Forge.  http://gullandforge.com/

He should be able to give you some ideas, if the pictures on his site are not inspiration and information enough.
 
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Well kinda looking for the flat steel fork like the Meadow Creator. I have some flat 1/2 in steel plate that I want to cut the forks out of. 1 because I have it 2 because it is part of what I am teaching right now. The round nail looking one look like they would be an issue in my really hard clay. 
 
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