I sharpened a hatchet. It might be hard to tell in the pictures, but it looked like someone had dropped the blade on concrete or something. After some time with a file and sharpening stone, it was sharp and back to chopping kindling.
Got out the old boy scout hatchet and took the nicks out of it. Normally I'd do it roughly with an angle grinder but I figured I'd try the file method. It worked!
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
I love sharp tools. My photos didn't turn out too well for the hatchet close-ups. I'd be happy to re-do if need be, there always seems to be a dull hatchet around Wheaton Labs with the rate that the crew uses them. Look at the chip towards the top (before pic and side 1 pic) of the blade for before and after reference, as well as towards the bottom of the blade in the after shot side 1.