Anyone familiar with parts for horse drawn plows?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SARG, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. SARG

    SARG Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    My father left behind four or five horse drawn plows. I've rebuilt three of them but the other two require the wooden center beam....item B in the schematic below.

    I've been looking far and wide for someone that reproduces these parts. I've exhausted all the local wood mills without luck. The beam is a little more complicated than it looks..... it has compound curves and angles on all sides.

    Any ideas?

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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  2. kingchip

    kingchip New Member

    Jul 2, 2009
    Marble Falls, Texas
    Maybe the Amish?

  3. Know someone good with a draw knife?
  4. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Most of those were hand carved or cut to a jig and hand finished. As Katoho says, get a good draw knife, some oak stock and have at it.

  5. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

  6. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    because each side of the beam wraps around the spaces you most likely will have to bend it wet to keep it from slitting i would think,
  7. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    Try looking here. It is a large hardware store in the heart of Ohio Amish land.

    They carry just about everything.
  8. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
    I'll see what I can find around here. I may know a feller here, What is the length you need though?
  9. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

    May 25, 2009
    Northwest GA
    I think I've got one, not a repro but original.
    Sorry, not for sale.
    I'll ask around though, some of the "old timers" around here still plow with mules just because they like to.
  10. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Look up antique tractor magazines. Some of them will occasionally run articles or ads about the horse-drawn equipment. They will at least help steer you into the right direction. Antique Power is a good one.
  11. SARG

    SARG Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    Hey guys .... a quick update.
    I contacted Farmer Brown's Plow store once again and got good news. Jim Brown is now set up to make the beams and will make a couple for me.

    This will complete the six that Dad left. Just looking at them makes me smile.

    Thanks all.

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  12. SARG

    SARG Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    Work in progress. I'll be using new hardware because I'm not fanatical about exact reproduction .... not to mention the "old" replacement hardware costs ten times what the new stuff does.

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    Last edited: Aug 21, 2009
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