Hay Forks & Wooden Rakes

My pitch forks are closely based upon antique pitch forks in Old Salem’s collection. They are heavy-duty tools meant for hard use.

Handles for both rakes and hay forks are riven (split) from a fresh oak log 65 to 70 inches long. Drawknife and shaving horse are used to rough-out the handle, which is then finished with a spokeshave to leave a smooth surface. Rake tines are individually handmade from riven oak for strength. Pitch forks have 3 to 6 tines and rakes typically have heads 30″ wide. I am happy to make custom rakes and pitch forks to match your needs.

Contact me for current availability and to place an order.
Shipping can vary from $70 to $110 depending on distance.

Three-Tine Pitchforks — $130 each
Four-Tine Pitchforks — $150 each
Five-Tine Pitchforks — $170 each
Six-Tine Pitchforks — $195 each
Rakes w/ 30″ head — $140 each


SITES

A sampling of historic sites that have purchased my tools:

Mt Vernon Mt. Vernon, VA
Lincoln Home National Historic Site Springfield, IL
Middleton Place Charleston, SC
Fort Nisqually Museum Tacoma, WA
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site Washington, TX
North American Institute of Medical Herbalism Portland, OR

 

 

Antique Hay Fork at Old Salem


”I have been putting the 2 hay rakes to work. Lots of raking!  They are making the raking aspect of hand cut hay much easier.”
Stephanie Spangler