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275027 gtgrouch@r... 2022‑01‑01 Re: bench froe? wood cleaver?
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" 
To: oldtools@g...
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
when I
 > 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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