Double bow rake

double bow hayrake My first completed rake, post-fire, a double bow model based on one at MERL. The head is 695mm wide with 12 tines, the bows are made from cleft ash, shaved almost to size and then drawn through a dowel plate. These are much stronger than bows made from small diameter sticks which consist of juvenile wood and can therefore be much more graceful and slender while maintaining strength.

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