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The versatile froe.

Postby anobium » Thu May 03, 2018 9:47 pm

Taking a pallet apart recently, I was prising it apart with cold chisels and causing a fair amount of damage to the wood. I then tried using a froe, introducing it in the joints and waggling it to and fro. Once a gap was started of about 5mm, I introduced a hardwood wedge and hammered it in until the nails lost their grip and the pallet came apart.
Quick, easy and minimal damage to the wood.
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Re: The versatile froe.

Postby Davie Crockett » Fri May 04, 2018 4:13 pm

I wish there was a like button on here! Great tip, thank you!
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Re: The versatile froe.

Postby Davie Crockett » Fri May 04, 2018 4:13 pm

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Re: The versatile froe.

Postby Simon Hartley » Sat May 05, 2018 11:52 pm

I was going to say: "What's a greenwood worker doing with pallet wood?".

But then I look at the pole lathe, cleaving brake and shave horse I've built from stuff I've skip-dived.

Good on you, carry on.

BTW, watcha makin'?
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