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Accession # SRM1978-156.4

Froe

19th century


A froe is used to split wood into slabs or thin wedges. The blade is placed along the grain of the wood and struck with the froe club, starting the split. After the split is started, the froe is twisted, completing the separation. The slabs were used to make shingles and barrel staves.




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