Blacksmithing: To a Froe

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Blacksmithing: To a Froe

275.00

Historically, wood workers achieved strength and ease of production first through careful material selection, and then initially dimensioning that material by splitting instead of sawing. Instead of cutting through fibers with a saw, splitting (or riving) naturally cleaves wood along separations naturally created between the grain.  A tool commonly used to achieve precisely riven blanks is a handled wedge call a froe.  Participants of this class will first forge a small basket-maker’s froe, followed by a larger 13 inch froe using traditional techniques.

  • Friday, May 18 - Saturday, May 19
  • 9 - 5 pm
  • Tuition includes materials
  • Instructor: Jim Slining
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