|Project by seandietrich||posted 03-12-2010 05:09 AM||10415 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I made a froe (riving axe) and mallet for myself using wood from a tree that fell in our yard, and an old lawnmower blade.
I used my angle grinder to shape the blade, which took a while because a lawnmower blade is not perfectly straight. After much sweat and grinding, I bolted it to a handle that was made from a branch from the fallen tree. I also made the mallet entirely from one piece of wood by shaping it with the axe.
The froe doesn’t need to be very sharp, as it is for splitting and not cutting. It really works nicely, and I am glad to have saved the cost of another tool.
-- "Unless workmanship comes to be understood and appreciated for the art it is, our environment will lose much of the quality it still retains." -- David Pye