Repairing tools / How to make tool handles / How to repair garden tools / Making handles Spade Fork

LOVE IT TV meet with Peter Macfadyen as he shows us the art of repairing old tools.

Tool handles break. In the Old World most people would have gone and bought a new tool and thrown the old one away. The new one be ludicrously cheap because it was mass produced with poor materials and exploited workers. In the New World in which people have had ‘corona-time’ to think about what’s valuable, putting a new handle on that old tool becomes empowering, cost effective and environmentally the right thing to do. This short video aims to encourage people to have a go, with as few tools as possible. Challenge gender stereotypes, challenge yourself: mend that handle. (P.S. I regret my choice of shoes – we started filming and I forgot to change to my strong garden boots – I am not recommending a callous attitude to safety).

Peter Macfadyen

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3 Comments

  1. brian hughes on December 23, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    You do realise… that if you mention anything to do with fork handles, people will immediately think about The Two Ronnies.

  2. Chris Wilkes on December 23, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    You tool

  3. Esther Spekle on December 23, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    This is great! I didn’t know how to do such a thing and I probably won’t ever do it…. But if and when than now I know how to! Thanks!!

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