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)

    Sapper John, chelloveck and Bear like this.
  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

    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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