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This hatchet was rusting away. Nothing wrong with it really so I decided to clean it up a bit.
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Very dull, rusty edge
Very dull, rusty edge
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Grinder Action
Grinder Action
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Bit of filing to clean up the burrs
Bit of filing to clean up the burrs
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Sharpened and no more chips!
Sharpened and no more chips!
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I bought a SOG Hatchet that was not out of the box sharp and had some dings already on the edge. I used a whetstone for this as the hatchet is really light and the blade is almost the exact width of the whetstone. Overall it came out super clean. It was a little hard getting pictures of the paper being cut because the lighting was bad but it worked!!!
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Out of box edge
Out of box edge
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Has some dings on the edge
Has some dings on the edge
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Start with course
Start with course
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Finish with fine
Finish with fine
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Making super crisp cuts now
Making super crisp cuts now
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Honed Edge
Honed Edge
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Honed Edge
Honed Edge
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Honed Edge
Honed Edge
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Sorry about that! I did indeed forget those pics. I added my sharpened edge photos now. I hope the light isnt too bad
 
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I followed the "Scary Sharp Edge" tutorial video to sharpen the hatchet found in the Love Shack.

Here's a photo of the hatchet needing a bit of sharpening TLC:



Here's my setup. I followed the tutorial example by having multiple, varied grits of sandpaper and applied it to both sides of the hatchet while it was clamped-down to the table.



Here's the finished, sharpened hatchet head. The pit is gone and the rest of the blade is finished nice, clean, and sharp:

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^^Phew, that took some time. You are more patient than I. Looks great though!
 
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Will be cleaning up the rest of it soon. It was very dull to start and now cuts paper well.
Thanks Mike! This is my first bb
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Sharpening a hatchet and taking out the nicks in it.
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Dull hatchet with nicks
Dull hatchet with nicks
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Sharpening
Sharpening
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Sharp edge with no nicks
Sharp edge with no nicks
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My first teenager hatchet needed love, good for a bb !
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Rusty hatchet
Rusty hatchet
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Disk sharpening
Disk sharpening
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Fine sharpening
Fine sharpening
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Close up of the edge. Preserved with lindseed oil
Close up of the edge. Preserved with lindseed oil
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Found this old rusty hatchet in the workshop with a few dents and a decent layer of rust. Time for an upgrade!

Used three grades of whetstone and my little slow moving electric wheel.

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Good ole rusted hatchet
Good ole rusted hatchet
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Used these for the initial sharpening.
Used these for the initial sharpening.
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Whetstones helped a bit. Machine helped a bit more.
Whetstones helped a bit. Machine helped a bit more.
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Rub rub rub
Rub rub rub
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Almost there
Almost there
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Last edging
Last edging
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IT WORKS!
IT WORKS!
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Addition for my incomplete submission. The missing edgy pictures.
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So edgy
So edgy
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Even edgier. (not really - same edge)
Even edgier. (not really - same edge)
 
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