Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Old School Woodworking: Froe



Froe Usage
Chair Notes Demonstrates the Froe
 A froe is a simple wood cutting tool equipped with a blade at the end of a long stick.  When struck with a mallet, the froe is forced into the wood to make a long, board-like cut into the wood.  This tool was used before the band saws and sawmills came into existence.  Lee Valley offers a pretty nice PDF instruction on how to use and maintain the tool, here.  There's a bunch of things you can do with a froe, check out this Earthbag home made with wood shakes:

Wood Shakes
Wooden Shakes Home

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