At this point, I've taken four splits off the handle section and have a rough handle about two inches square. It can be rounded down with a hatchet or a draw knife, or both. (Click images to enlarge.)
It was obvious as I drove in the froe, that splitting seasoned wood of this size was beyond the capacity of granddad's froe. Using the small tree-limb maul, or froe club, I knocked it back out and put one of my late father's splitting wedges in its place. Thumping it with his eight pound sledge, the wedge had no problem splitting the piece, of course. From then on, I used the froe to score the end of the stick and start the split, then knocked it out and finished with the sledge and wedge. The froe, froe club and sledge can be seen on my "shop chair."
None of the subsequent splits would allow the use of the froe, even the last one which was only two inches across. Froes are for GREEN wood! Remember that if you try this.
Incidentally, you may notice that I cut my froe club near a fork in the tree limb, so it would have a "head" with some extra weight. © 2015