No, no, Not For Khandles…..Fourc Andles! Groan, very BIG GROAN!!! I can hear it from here, but the old ones are the best ones and you can only guess how long I’ve been waiting to do that one!
Anyway what prompted this is that I’ve finally got around to putting a new ash handle on a friend’s fork. She’s managed without it very patentially for over a year whilst the job has lingered but then her other for khandle also snapped whilst digging the potatoes so I did this one whilst the weather was bad.
Luckily she was delighted with the new fourc andle, especially because the ash is from a local wood. It’s not cheap getting a new handle put on, I should charge £15 (I won’t say what I charged in this case) and you could buy a new one for that price. But looking at the tines on this fork they are here to stay for a few decades yet and the new tool should easily outlast a cheap imported one. For the environmentally minded amongst us it’s a more sustainable option than buying one shipped from China made with Ore and coal imported from Australia.
Mind you I’ve not managed to reduce the work load as I now have another fork to rehandle and I’ve promised it won’t take a year or more this time.