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Interactive Activity: Splitting Froe or Frower

<Tool Demonstration: Splitting Wood

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Transcript of movie: A froe is used to split large pieces of wood along the wood grain into smaller pieces. The froe is pounded into the end of the wood using a mallet. Once the froe has begun to split the wood, the woodworker uses the handle of the froe as a lever by pushing and pulling the handle to and “fro” to force the wood apart.

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