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Sharpening hatchet I hope it's improved enough because my husband told me to stop doing such a useless task and do something productive. Since we had the power off to have utility work done I thought working on hand tools with more powerless tools was a productive use of time but oh well.
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My viking hand axe
My viking hand axe
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Dull close up
Dull close up
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Ruff edge bastard file
Ruff edge bastard file
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Fine edge sandpaper
Fine edge sandpaper
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Close up of sharp
Close up of sharp
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A Lot shinier
A Lot shinier
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Note: Not good enough pictures of the edges before and after. Sometimes posting video instead can help showing the work better.

 
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We went through an old shed and found a really old, and uncared for axe thingy. So I sharpened it, and now it works again!
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before
before
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action shot
action shot
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done with the first side!
done with the first side!
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side #2
side #2
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DONE!
DONE!
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Note: Whew. The final pic of the sharpened edge is marginal but I thinbk it's good enough clarity for an axe. Not for a chainsaw.

 
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Here is my submission for "Sharpen a Hatchet - PEP BB tool.sand.hatchet":

I am providing photos of the following:

- closeup pic of the dull edge
 - action pic of sharpening
 - another closeup of sharp edge  




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Dull edge
Dull edge
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sharpening with file (also used sandpaper)
sharpening with file (also used sandpaper)
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Sharp edge
Sharp edge
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Note: I hearby certify this complete.

 
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I picked up a hatchet since a lot of small projects need it. It was beyond dull and actually had a blunt edge. It was as effective at cutting as a hammer. After some work, I have been able to cut points on stakes and similar tasks.
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Before
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Action
Action
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After
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It cuts now.
It cuts now.
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Note: Sorry, not good enough picture of the before edge, please be careful with picture quality, even if i'm sure you did it

 
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I was at the local flea market recently and picked up an old hatchet both to do this BB and because I didn't have one.  The edge of it had plenty of nicks.  First I used a surface conditioning pad on my 4.5 inch grinder to clean off some of the oxidation.  Then used a sandpaper flap wheel on the same grinder to to the major metal removal, creating a fresh nick free edge.  To finish up I went with a set of diamond hones in order to really sharpen up the edge.

I submit this for approval.

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This is the hatchet before working on it.
This is the hatchet before working on it.
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Here is a close up shot showing the nicked condition of the edge.
Here is a close up shot showing the nicked condition of the edge.
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This photo is after I have started working on it with the sandpaper flap wheel on the grinder.
This photo is after I have started working on it with the sandpaper flap wheel on the grinder.
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Now I am working with the diamond honing plates.
Now I am working with the diamond honing plates.
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Here it is once done.
Here it is once done.
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Final close up of the clean, sharp, nick free edge.
Final close up of the clean, sharp, nick free edge.
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Note: Nice axe head, i'm jealous

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Thanks.  Yeah, when I saw this axe head at the flea market I said, "That's the one I want!"

 
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Sharpening my hatchet with sanding block
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Note: I certify this BB complete. Well done

 
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Tuned up the hatchet today.  I included dull, action, sharp, and test pics.   The sharp pic is hard to see, but there is a polished edge on it if you look close.  I think the best proof for sharpness is the cardboard test pic.  Cardboard slice on left is sharp hatchet, little tiny notch to the right is cardboard test before sharpening.
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The tiny notch to the right of the slice is the first cut from dull hatchet.
The tiny notch to the right of the slice is the first cut from dull hatchet.
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Needed to clean this one up for chopping logs. Used stones and sandpaper.
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Before
Before
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Also before
Also before
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Grinding
Grinding
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Sanding
Sanding
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Equipment
Equipment
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After
After
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Other side after
Other side after
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Trying again after deciding the one I was using before is actually an axe. Bought a new hatchet and there was no edge on that blade. Filed with a metal file and it now cuts paper. I don’t know how people safely cut paper with a hatchet single-handedly though.
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Before
Before
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Before other side
Before other side
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Action shot
Action shot
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One side
One side
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Other side
Other side
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Minimum requirements:

 - the edge is free of nicks and looks sharp when done


To get certified for this BB, post three pics:

 - closeup pic of the dull edge
See Attached.
 - action pic of sharpening
See Attached
 - another closeup of sharp edge  
See Attached

I managed to get a hatchet kit from a black powder dealer that I do business with as a fun assembly project to do with my partner. After we had it assembled, we realized the blade was completely and utterly dull but it could be sharpened. This BB pushed me to do that.
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Hatchet, note the sealed over dull blade.
Hatchet, note the sealed over dull blade.
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It won't cut, slash, break the paper towel.
It won't cut, slash, break the paper towel.
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Bubbles
Bubbles
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Flat file to get the edge started
Flat file to get the edge started
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Coaser
Coaser
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Finer
Finer
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Ready to cut
Ready to cut
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