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Gordonmull

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Replacement shaft for fork
« on: February 13, 2012, 03:00:48 »
Sorry, i'm taking the easy way out and asking those experienced ones - where can i get a replacement wooden shaft for my fork at reasonable price for reasonable quality?

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 17:54:48 »
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grawrc

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 18:32:42 »
Do you have a local old-fashioned hardware shop? Failing that you can get them online from places like amazon.

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 19:02:43 »
If you had taken the time to tell us whereabouts you are.  .   .   Cheers,     Tony.
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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 19:09:57 »
How many candles?

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 19:11:47 »
You'll get one on eBay.

Lottiman

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 19:12:36 »
Four  ;D

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 19:21:35 »
Four candles.  :) I was waiting for someone to do that. Genius

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 19:25:48 »
If it is an old fashioned fork you will find that the fork is attached to the shaft by a big rivot which will have to be cut off, when you take the old bit of shaft out use it for a template forthe new shaft, when I did mine last year I used a bolt to attach the shaft back to the fork, :)

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 22:33:52 »
When my grandson used mine as a crowbar I got a very good new shaft put on by an old fellow who works for Yates in Malton North Yorks. Well pleased with  it. ;D

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 00:22:39 »
Well.. I broke the shaft on my stainless steel fork last year and I've been trying ever since to get the broken bit thats left in the head out. I've knocked out the pin but it still won't budge, tried heating the head with a blowtorch but still won't budge. It has a welded seam so I can't prize it apart to loosen the broken shaft. I've now resorted to just looking at it hoping the wood will shrink and fall out itself  ::)  There must be a way, just havn't stumbled on it yet  ???

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 10:50:03 »
Smailes in Morpeth Northumberland replaced mine. Think it was 8 all in, about 3 years ago.

They are a proper old hardware store that sells practically EVERYTHING you need that you cannot get anywhere else!

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 13:41:43 »

Terrier, try drilling a few holes with a long reach drill to reduce the sideways 'stick' of the wood to the metal then bounce the fork (tines uppermost) up and down on a lump of wood.      Cheers,     Tony.
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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 19:38:17 »
You can burn it out by shoving the thing in a bonfire.

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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 12:22:45 »

Overheating stainless steel (as in a fire) will ruin the stainless qualities of the steel.    :)   Cheers,     Tony.
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Re: Replacement shaft for fork
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 12:22:45 »