Finished dimensions are, 11" tines, 18" crossbar, 48" handles.
Sure works great.
This is a garden tool I made, to loosen and aerate the soil deep down without having to break my back with a shovel...yes, the thrill is gone after all these years!
Since the tines need to be strong, I drilled heavy hollow tube all the way through so they could be welded on both sides.
The tines were forged to rough shape using the mechanical hammer, finished a bit by hand then rasped with an old horseshoeing rasp- when steel is orange/red, it can be shaped just like wood using rough rasps.
ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.