Wood Splitting - Froe Use

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Tyler Danann, Jan 2, 2014.


  1. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey

    Using a froe to split a log (felled tree)



     
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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have a froe, in my collection of woodworking tools.:cool:
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2014
  3. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey

  4. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    No one watch Roy Underhill??
     
  5. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey

  6. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    M8 , Roy is nice to watch , but I'll stick with my Woodmizer.
     
  7. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Monkey++

    I only ever used a froe to split cedar blocks for shakes. Used it with an aluminum/cable handle mallet. Mainly to split 4-6 ft diameter blocks small enough for the shake mill to handle. You can build up strong arms swinging an 8# mallet all day for months.

    In the Forest Service we would take those blocks and split of 1" thick shakes to roof our smaller buildings.
     
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