Welcome to Red Pig Garden Tools ™
MARCH 2020 NOTE: Thank you for continuing to support our artisan work and small business; we hope you are able to stay healthy and spend some time in your own yard or garden during this time of uncertainty and restricted social interaction. With local schools closed until the end of April and Seth's spouse working from home, we are trying to make some progress outside each day to prepare our own garden and clean up from the winter negligence.
Currently, Red Pig Garden Tools continues to serve customers by making and shipping tools for online and phone orders. All our normal spring events have been canceled or rescheduled to later in the year. Curbside pickup for local orders can be arranged with online payment in advance and email or phone-based scheduling.
We are taking some extra precautions with all orders. Seth is running everything from the home-based workshop - including making tools as well as personally packing and shipping all orders. This is not too different from normal. However, he will be wearing gloves and a face mask when packing and shipping orders, and you will receive tools from us in your order that have been touched only by Seth within the last two weeks (at a minimum). It goes without saying that Seth will immediately stop shipping tools and notify customers of a delay in shipping if he shows any signs of illness. Please feel free to call or email if you have questions, concerns, or need help with your tool selection and order.
We make garden tools the old fashioned way...by hand. We use steel, fire, an anvil and good, honest sweat. These hand crafted garden tools are stronger, sharper, and will last longer than any others you can buy, and they are made right here in Oregon, USA.
Although we make and usually have in stock more than two hundred different types of tools, we know that many people have that favorite tool that's just worn down and no longer for sale, or a memory of a tool grandpa used to use. If we don’t have the garden tool or agricultural tool you want on our shelves, let us know and we’ll make it for you—right in our blacksmith shop, where we make all our other tools. We specialize in making hard-to-find and historic styles of tools, along with one-of-a-kind garden tools. We make more long-handled garden tools - like hoes, drags, spades, and a heckofalot more besides - than are currently available through our website. Call or email for more info.
If your tools are broken, we can repair and re-handle them. Dull tools? We sharpen them. Tools that don’t fit you? We’ll modify them. We do this most often locally, due to shipping costs, but if you live somewhere far from us and don't have a local blacksmith to do the work for you, we'll be happy to do the work for you.
We also produce many custom tools and do general blacksmithing. If you live in or are visiting Oregon or southern Washington and want to pick up a tool in person let us know and we'll set up a time for you to swing by our temporary workspace, currently in Lake Oswego. It's very informal, but we make do. More information on a new more permanent space when we have it (and if you have a good idea for us, please send it along.) When we get a new store up and running, you’ll again be able to see in person a whole range of unique patterns and implements you've never seen before. While the former Red Pig store in Boring no longer carries Red Pig Garden Tools, it continues under a new name - Red Hammer Forge - offering hand forged hardware, other tools and custom blacksmithing.