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Re: Poor man's froe...
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2009, 05:05:05 PM »
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Re: Poor man's froe...
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2009, 05:54:36 PM »
Google Eric Sloane froe pic and see some as well.

Tom had good shots in his links.

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Re: Poor man's froe...
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2009, 06:54:06 PM »
Thanks for posting those links, Tom.

Some good reading there as well....

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Re: Poor man's froe...
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2009, 10:34:02 PM »
Photos are perfect.  Thanks.

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Re: Poor man's froe...
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2009, 01:41:07 PM »
Try here:  http://www.knivesbynick.co.uk/images/hi/tools/froe.jpg
or here:  http://www.retiredtractors.com/tools/pix/TheFroe2.jpg

It looks like the handle can be just some hardwood stick, like hickory or ash.  I have a mockernut hickory in the front, so I'll prowl for a handle or two whilst setting up to make the blade.  It also seems like some are larger than others. 

The curved blade model sets the brain to humming.  Barrels.  Hmmmm.  Maybe, just maybe!  Heckuva lot easier than milling the blanks with a router, or ending up with a polygonal barrel shape.  Hmmmmm.
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Re: Poor man's froe...
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2019, 11:31:36 AM »
Any newer ideas or pictures of homemade Froes  ?
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: Poor man's froe...
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2019, 02:42:25 AM »
Does anyone have the gransfors bruks froe?  Is that any good?
I have one. I use it to cut blanks for oak pegs. I am very satisfied with it. It's hand-forged and it will last forever, though a cheaper one would likely perform as well. Their axes are delivered very sharp, but the froe much less so. As mentioned above, a froe is not a cutting tool. They do clearly state, "when you strike with a mallet..."; they are not intended to struck with a metal hammer. The handle is wedged in to the eye when in use, but is easily loosened so it packs "flat".

(I see now I've responded to an 11-year-old post... ;D.)


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