World's Largest Pitchfork

Location

607 NorthEast 13th Street

Casey, Illinois 62420

Dimensions

60 feet long

1940 pounds

Scripture

Matthew 3:12

his winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear

His threshing floor,

gathering His wheat into

the barn and burning up the

chaff with unquenchable fire.

 

  

The World's Largest Pitchfork was created to be placed at Richards Farm. Richards Farm is a Casey staple, what once was a working farm is now a charming, homestyle restaurant. Bolin and his crew started on the Pitchfork in 2014. With this project, Bolin had no previous record to beat. When a World's Largest is the first of its kind, the record book requires you to make item 10 times larger than the typically sized model. The Pitchfork handle is made of reclaimed Western Red Cedar and the metal portion was created primarily from parts of old streetlight illuminator arms. Jim's brother Troy Bolin, also an excellent craftsman, rusted the metal to perfection, sealing it with a clear coat. The Pitchfork received the title of "World's Largest" on October 20, 2015.

 

 

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