I’ve wanted a froe for many years but just couldn’t bring myself to spend the money for one for the amount of use it would get. Now I have all this ash and hedge, and the intensity of desire picked up a LOT. So I mentioned to a friend that I was on the lookout for an old vehicle leaf spring with the loops. To my surprise, he walked to a back wall of his huge farm shop and picked an old truck spring off the wall. “Like this?” My jaw dropped and when I found it again I asked if I could buy it. “Nope, not gonna sell it. But you can have it.” Pushing my luck, I asked if he could do a couple quick mods to it, which he did in about 15 min. This is the result, applied to forming its own handle:
Dan is an experienced woodworker who is anxious to make an heirloom of the future for you.