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275038 Matthew Groves <grovesthegrey@g...> 2022‑01‑03 Re: bench froe? wood cleaver?
Many many thanks for all the replies.

My inquiry stemmed from a tool I saw in a barn (stacked full of tools freshly
orphaned, but that’s another ongoing story)

The tool was quite thick, maybe even 1/2in. It had a bench froe configuration,
handle in line with the “blade”.

And what a blade it was. 1/2in thick, maybe 2.5in wide, one side double bevelled
(NOT a bezel, remember those days??) all the way down, and the other side double
bevelled 3/4 of the way down the 6in blade, but the final 1 1/2in was completely
un-bevelled, just squared off.

I assume *that* part at the end was where hammering was done. Neither edge
particularly sharp. Perhaps even “dull as a froe”.

Wish I had a picture, but alas, my mind was swimming with thoughts of how all of
these tools were going to get sold. Nobody knows yet!

Matthew Groves
Springfield, MO

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