This hatchet hasn't been sharpened yet in its lifetime, but it hasn't been used much either. I sharpened it, then took the rust off to make it look pretty again. I took out my macro lens to get some close up photos of the edge.
Here is my submission for the Tool Care - Sand - Sharpen a Hatchet BB.
I used a bench grinder, vertical belt sander, and a whetstone to sharpen and finish the edge then a light coat of linseed oil to protect the tool.
I decided not to try to take a photo while I was using the bench grinder because being distracted while using that tool is too dangerous so it is a still photo.
To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- closeup of pic of the dull edge
- action pic of sharpening
- another closeup of sharp edge
I sharpened my hatchet with sandpaper and a whetstone!
“There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.”
― G. K. Chesterton