This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in tool care.
Hatchets are nifty! You can cut down small trees, limb big (or small) trees, make round wood joints and notches and a bunch of other things. Many hatchets are as dull as butter knives. Let's change that!
Here's a video on how to do it with sandpaper from a guy with a cool accent:
And here's one using a file and stones:
And here's one using a stationary belt sander:
You can use an angle grinder as well, just follow the same ideas as shown above.
To get certified for this BB, post three pics:
- closeup of pic of the dull edge
- action pic of sharpening
- another closeup of sharp edge
Awesome, I just added two more videos. The belt sander one finishes with a neat sharpness test. Hint: It doesn't involve shaving hair or cutting a sheet of paper...
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