I have a crap-ton of lawnmower blades I salvaged from a hardware store
that was closing.
Anyone want any? They might make acceptable material for a froe
Happy New Year from Gary Katsanis
Albion New York, USA
-----------------------------------------From: "Don Schwartz"
Sent: Saturday January 1 2022 4:46:26PM
Subject: Re: [oldtools] bench froe? wood cleaver?
Unfortunately, made in China, so not on my shopping list.so long as
there are alternatives.
On 2022-01-01 11:54 a.m., Michael Blair wrote:
> A hacking knife AKA hack-out knife (which is what we called them
> was building, glazing, and repairing wooden sash) I still have a
> couple. Great tool. Like the others that have been mentioned, it
> do in a pinch.
> But it isn't what you really want. All of these are sharp. What is
> wanted is a blade that is not sharp enough to sever the grain, a
> One is illustrated on page 33 of Eric Sloane's A Museum of Early
> American Tools. His illustration shows a smith made tool. Mine was
> factory made in England (can't quite make out the company name). It
> a blade 2 1/2 inches wide by 8 1/2 inches long and 3/16 inches
> Still made -- Schrade SCHF64 froe, fixed 8.5" blade.
> You want an edge like a froe? Get a froe.
> Mike in Woodland
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