Froe was tool used for splitting wood. Froe has blade made out of one piece of heavy-gauge iron with a loop on the end to hold handle. Blade is rusty and dull. Handle is just an unfinished piece of dogwood with a wooden wedge inserted in the top to expand it and hold it inside loop.
L. 35 x W. 6 x H. 8 cm (L. 13.8 x W. 2.4 x H. 3.15 in)
Artisan or Artist
iron ; dogwood ; woodworking tools
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal -- iron (metal) ; Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- plant material -- wood (plant material) -- hardwood -- dogwood (wood) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- woodworking equipment -- woodworking tools -- froes
Tools and Equipment for Materials -- woodworking tools and equipment -- froe
tools and equipment -- froes
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Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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