I really want a froe. They are hard to find in my area and when they do exist they are expensive.
If I want to cleave a log, e.g. ash, what other options could I consider? I could use axe heads but that wouldn't work well as I would not be able to get them deep enough into the wood and they are too wide anyway.
Any suggestions for
froeternatives alternatives that I could use for cleaving? I have some ideas about Finding the right metal for making a froe but in the absence of the tool what else could I do?