• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Roebuck Fork, What you think?  RSS feed

 
s. ayalp
Posts: 45
Location: istanbul - turkey
6
dog greening the desert hugelkultur
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
While watching some youtube videos I came across to this new tool. Designed by Jodi Roebuck from Roebuck Farm, New Zealand. It is something between a broad fork and garden fork. I think it fills a niche. I designed my own broadfork couple of years ago, but now I need something that will help me as the soil gets better. Also broadforks are heavy and garden forks are too delicate. So, what you guys think? It seems something I might build it myself  (or anyone). There are so many tools that got lost as everything got mechanized, I can't keep myself from asking: Have you ever encountered a similar tool before? Probably they already began the production , as there are different models (in the pictures), 5 tine-7 tine?
Video by Curtis Stone, youtube video
And some pictures;
FB_IMG_1478712467893.jpg
[Thumbnail for FB_IMG_1478712467893.jpg]
Digging-Fork-Roebuck-768x1024.jpg
[Thumbnail for Digging-Fork-Roebuck-768x1024.jpg]
Digging-Fork-2-Roebuck-768x1024.jpg
[Thumbnail for Digging-Fork-2-Roebuck-768x1024.jpg]
wide-5-tine.png
[Thumbnail for wide-5-tine.png]
17362466_1650548911636893_5936753293926101384_n.jpg
[Thumbnail for 17362466_1650548911636893_5936753293926101384_n.jpg]
 
James Freyr
pollinator
Posts: 512
Location: Middle Tennessee
57
books cat chicken food preservation cooking toxin-ectomy trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I think that's pretty cool. Appears to be a scaled down broad fork. I bet it's probably similar to having different weight hammers, and having the right size for the job makes the job easier. I've been meaning to make myself a broad fork with the welder, maybe I'll make a small and a large.
 
And tomorrow is the circus! We can go to the circus! I love the circus! We can take this tiny ad:
Permaculture Playing Cards by Paul Wheaton and Alexander Ojeda
https://permies.com/wiki/57503/digital-market/digital-market/Permaculture-Playing-Cards-Paul-Wheaton
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!