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Yokes

Postby Robin Fawcett » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:21 pm

Some time ago I did some research into yokes - the wooden ones that dairy maids used to carry two pails of milk. This resulted in a very kind guy called Bob Field giving me a nice, old one.
The chains are beautifully made - each link is welded and has a subtle twist so it won't tangle.
Anyway I made one from sycamore, turning the arms on the lathe then carving the shoulder part with axe, adze, drawknife and gouge.
Unfortunately I could never find anything to compare with the chains on the old one so the project ground to a halt.
Anyone got any ideas for an elegant, contemporary solution? I'd like to make more as I think they'd be useful specially if there's a hosepipe ban or for watering the veg in your allotment.

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