Friday, December 14, 2012

Froe Made From a Hoof Rasp

I made this froe to split wood for hammer handles, sculptures and firewood.    


First I flattened the rasp on the anvil and then forged an eye in the back of the rasp to the size of an old hammer handle. 

 The blade is 11" long.  The handle is a bit short for it, but for the size pieces I have been splitting, it works great. 

I ground an edge and hardened it.  The rasp teeth leave scale designs on the tool.  


I also made some hooks for a demonstration project and decided to build a coat rack for my house.  I had a piece of Brazilian Cherry from a friend, so I cut it at and angle, sanded it and mounted the hooks diagonally on the wall.  

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