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Project by cosmicturner posted 01-11-2013 03:17 PM 730 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am buying a Froe to split wood into small boards and splitting wood for bows and baseball bats, and needed a club or mallet to use I am thinking now that it is to nice to use for that, it will get destroyed quickly beating on that metal edge so I am looking for a new really hard piece of wood maybe a root or a knot or burl….
It is pretty big 16” x 5.5” make a nice door knocker…
UPDATE….I got the FROE and added a pic of it sure looks like a mallet destroyer

-- Cosmicturner





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#1 posted 01-11-2013 03:24 PM

That is one beautiful mallet! Love the wood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 01-11-2013 03:32 PM

You can knock some heads with that.
Very nice.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 01-11-2013 04:50 PM

Good looking kerplunker.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-11-2013 06:08 PM

Hi Jeffrey. That mallet will get destroyed really fast, as side grain against a steel edge will quickly crush to pieces. It’s too nice to ruin. I suggest you cut yourself a short round piece from a small tree or a large branch, drill a hole in the middle for a handle (also a branch cut-off?). That way you would be using end grain to beat your fore with. It will still be kind to the steel, but last a lot longer. Your choice of course, but I think you will see what I mean quickly enough.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-11-2013 06:18 PM

You are totally right Mike I am not going to use it for that any more … Thank you for the knowledge my friend I will take your advice…I have a really old small froe can’t wait to get the new one it is maybe 14” blade length, do you have one?
Thanks for sharing

-- Cosmicturner

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#6 posted 01-11-2013 08:21 PM

No Jeffrey, I don’t have a foe, but they are really nice to have. I used to split logs to make turning blanks and I found that pounding steel wedges worked better with an wooden end grain crude sledge. Working green wood is a real joy. If I were younger I would do more of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-11-2013 08:55 PM

awesome

-- Joel

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#8 posted 01-15-2013 06:51 PM

Jeffrey Your mallet is beautiful for sure … but due to the nature of rotted wood (spaulting) it will be destroyed easily by any seious whacking. Or maybe I am not understanding.

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#9 posted 01-15-2013 08:03 PM

You are correct I have made four mallet in the last few days and none really turned out as desired but I have one I am using I will post it…it looks pretty strange but seems to work really well this one with spalting
will be saved from the froe…fear the froe

-- Cosmicturner

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