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    My health may not allow me to split firewood with a maul or wedges this fall. Can I use a froe to split seasoned 10 inch red oak logs into quarters? Would it split as easy with the froe so I don't have to swing a heavy tool?
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    Kinda surprised that nobody from TN. has ever used a froe or cannot answer this question.

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    seasoned red oak in 10 in lenghts would split with a hatchet if its not full of knots
    Iv split wood with everything i thought but you gonna have to clue me in on what a froe is

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    I don't see why it wouldn't work. If it will split off a shake it should split into quarters. Still looks like a lot of work. Think I'd just invest in a splitter.
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    What is a froe ? I don't think we have them up this way.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Mike View Post
    What is a froe ? I don't think we have them up this way.................
    Yes you do. They were used in the old days for splitting off slices of wood for making shake shingles for roofs. My grandad had one with a big wooden maul to hit it with. He could slice those off a precise as a table saw. Bet you got some Amish or Menonite folks up there that still use them.
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    Got my froe made by the blacksmith. Got a seasoned Dogwood trunk that I'm gonna get turned for the mallet and handle. Then I'll be ready to give these a try this fall at the cabin on Grenada. Cray- you should pm me about coming over to fish. I got a empty seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wadenthebushes View Post
    Got my froe made by the blacksmith. Got a seasoned Dogwood trunk that I'm gonna get turned for the mallet and handle. Then I'll be ready to give these a try this fall at the cabin on Grenada. Cray- you should pm me about coming over to fish. I got a empty seat.
    Just send me a PM when you get over there and we will find a way to make it happen. Just needs to cool off some.
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