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WayneC

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07-20-2015 08:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool froe bushcraft

I saw a request for more information on Froe, Axes and Adze. I’m adding pages for them. Attached is a photo from this site. https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/tag/froe/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Froe

I’ll post a photo of my Froe when I get a chance. Post your photos if you have them…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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#1 posted 07-20-2015 08:40 PM

If this includes hatchets, I’ll post pics tonight! There’s a froe around somewhere, too. :-) Good idea, Wayne!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 07-20-2015 08:44 PM

I’m going to make an Axe and Hatchet Page as well.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 07-20-2015 08:44 PM

Cool, I having a froe made from a leaf spring. My goal is to make a tea box from scratch.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#4 posted 07-20-2015 08:54 PM

Good idea Wayne. A froe is just about at the top of my list for rust hunting. I haven’t run across one yet. From scratch means different things to different people but at least once I’d like to go from felling a tree to final project using only hand tools. A froe is about the only thing I’m missing but a saw is a lot easier to fell a tree with than an axe, so I’d like a felling saw and a one man crosscut saw too. I don’t really want to push it any farther into purist territory, but I think it would also be fun to blacksmith one woodworking tool like a chisel.

I’ll get some pictures of my broad axes and adze tonight and post them.

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#5 posted 07-20-2015 08:59 PM



Good idea Wayne. A froe is just about at the top of my list for rust hunting. I haven t run across one yet. From scratch means different things to different people but at least once I d like to go from felling a tree to final project using only hand tools. A froe is about the only thing I m missing but an axe is a lot easier to fell a tree with than an axe, so I d like a felling saw and a one man crosscut saw too. I don t really want to push it any farther into purist territory, but I think it would also be fun to blacksmith one woodworking tool like a chisel.

I ll get some pictures of my broad axes and adze tonight and post them.

- Tim

I’ve got one froe, but keep looking a another very large one at a local antique store. So far I have resisted.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 07-20-2015 09:28 PM

Is Froe the plural of Froe? I wish I had this one from black bear forge:

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 07-20-2015 09:29 PM

Looks like a very nice one Allen. Wish I had the space and time to set up a forge.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 07-20-2015 09:38 PM



Is Froe the plural of Froe? I wish I had this one from black bear forge:

- bobasaurus

Froes would be the correct plural form.

-- James

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#9 posted 07-20-2015 09:41 PM

Not to be confused with Froze. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 07-20-2015 10:10 PM

I am thrilled with this forum. At the present time I have two froes, one adz, one monster broadaxe and two small broadaxes. I learned to use these tools at a young age at my grandfathers farm. He had no electricity on the farm thus no power tools. He had harvested the timber of the farm and built his house in 1919 using only handtools and a pair of mules. He made his living by cutting timber and turning it into railroad ties with nothing but a crosscut saw and a broadaxe. For some reason these particular tools are extremely difficult for me to find in the area where i live so I must go far afield to find them. I am presently confined to my house due to recent spinal surgery which rendered me unable to walk more than a few feet, and that only with the use of a walker, meaning that I haven’t been in my wonderful shop for well over a month and see no prospect of doing so for posibly several more months. When I regain my health it is my plan to travel far and wide in search of these favorite treasures of my childhood. At 67 and well cripled up I may not be able to use them, but I can carress them and remember working alongside my one true hero, JOHN LEE WORKMAN. Grandpa.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#11 posted 07-20-2015 10:17 PM



I am thrilled with this forum. At the present time I have two froes, one adz, one monster broadaxe and two small broadaxes. I learned to use these tools at a young age at my grandfathers farm. He had no electricity on the farm thus no power tools. He had harvested the timber of the farm and built his house in 1919 using only handtools and a pair of mules. He made his living by cutting timber and turning it into railroad ties with nothing but a crosscut saw and a broadaxe. For some reason these particular tools are extremely difficult for me to find in the area where i live so I must go far afield to find them. I am presently confined to my house due to recent spinal surgery which rendered me unable to walk more than a few feet, and that only with the use of a walker, meaning that I haven t been in my wonderful shop for well over a month and see no prospect of doing so for posibly several more months. When I regain my health it is my plan to travel far and wide in search of these favorite treasures of my childhood. At 67 and well cripled up I may not be able to use them, but I can carress them and remember working alongside my one true hero, JOHN LEE WORKMAN. Grandpa.

- mudflap4869

Sorry you’re down for a while. I had a injury that took me out of the shop for about 9 months, so I can understand your frustration. Hopefully you will have a speedy recovery.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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