Handmade Froe.

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Project by RichardMu posted 05-20-2010 12:56 AM 3394 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this froe from an old car leaf spring. I first heated and straightened the spring (with help from my dad) and then used an 8 inch disc grinder to sharpen it. I made the handle from hickory and used a bolt to hold it in place. Not shiny and pretty but works great.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#1 posted 05-20-2010 03:34 AM

Are you going to split some shingles?

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#2 posted 05-20-2010 03:37 AM

Good job that should hold up a long time

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#3 posted 05-20-2010 03:51 AM

firecaster I’m’ not going to make any shingles. I just use it to split logs down to a size small enough to work on my shaving horse with a draw knife . It works great on green wood. I would like to make a country chair or hickory bottom chair. I like working with the old fashioned tools.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#4 posted 05-20-2010 06:04 AM

niiice froe that will hold for some haevy use in the future

did you remember to heat tread it after straightning and sharping


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#5 posted 05-20-2010 01:24 PM

Well done , I might make one just like it , cheers .

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#6 posted 05-20-2010 03:52 PM

Hey, welcome to LumberJocks. It’s good to see someone on here that knows what a froe is!!! I made two last fall and absolutely love them. I’m looking forward to your future projects. Thanks for posting.


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#7 posted 05-21-2010 04:06 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Great project. I have been looking for one of these it never even crossed my mind to make one. Hmm now where to get the metal…


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