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Froes

Froes

The froe is a simple but highly accurate tool for riving timber along the grain. Traditionally started with a roughly hewn green wood club, once established you can usually just encourage the split to continue by levering the handle of the froe and sliding the blade forward.

Riven timber is much stronger than sawn, although it does require a little more effort to prepare and can be quite plain in appearance, it is excellent for making unusually delicate components. Interestingly, all of the furniture in the Palace of Westminster was made from riven timber and it is still included in the specification to this day.

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  1. Ray Iles Mini Froe

    £47.50
    A new addition to the Ray Iles Green Woodworking Range, these delightful 6 inch froes are made from the same EN9 spring steel as the large froes and fitted with a 10 inch beech handle....
  2. Ray Iles Large Froe

    £50.00
    Made by Ray Iles from EN9 spring steel, this high quality 10 1/2 inch froe comes complete with a 14 inch beech handle....
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    Ray Iles Premium Froe

    £53.00
    Made by Ray Iles from EN9 spring steel, the premium froe is the same size as the large froe, but the canals are rounded, making it more efficient at moving through the wood and easier to use. Comes complete with 14 inch beech handle....
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