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Froe Mallet

Here is a photo of the Froe Mallet I made.

Even though I have never used one, or used a froe, the motive for the design is obvious. A rough surface will absorb some of the womp, so you want a smooth hard wood surface. But you are going to be pounding on a 1/4″ blade back. This is going to ruin your mallet face quickly. So the mallet is nice and big with a lot of surface area. This way I can pound it a bunch of times before putting it back on the lathe to clean the face.

The carpenters pencils are freshly sharpened to show how freaking big it is. The pencil shavings are there because it is of course not real without shavings.

Here is a gratuitous shot of the mallet with a scraper shave I made. It is nice and rustic so it fits right in with the mallet.

Sorry, the image is a bit poor, I am experimenting with the night photo option on my camera.

Bob

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