LumberJocks

Need two different tools to sharpen...

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 185 days ago 529 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View LiveEdge's profile

LiveEdge

211 posts in 251 days


185 days ago

My son is working on his Woodworking merit badge for scouts. One of the requirements is, “sharpen correctly the cutting edges of two different tools”. I’m sorta at a loss for a second tool. I have chisels and a stone and can walkl him through that easily. I don’t own a hand plane. What else could I use to help him with this requirement?


8 replies so far

View dawsonbob's profile

dawsonbob

381 posts in 387 days


#1 posted 185 days ago

Well, a pocket knife is a tool, too. He might sharpen that.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

View Airframer's profile (online now)

Airframer

2399 posts in 584 days


#2 posted 185 days ago

What about the good old fashioned Boy Scout pocket knife? When I was in the scouts way back when you weren’t a scout if you didn’t own a pocket knife. I would count that as a “Tool”.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

View theoldfart's profile (online now)

theoldfart

4043 posts in 1082 days


#3 posted 185 days ago

Hatchet maybe?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

View Don W's profile (online now)

Don W

14870 posts in 1199 days


#4 posted 185 days ago

I’d go with the pocket knife to, but if for some reason that’s not considered a tool, then a marking knife, an awl, a hatchet.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112014 posts in 2208 days


#5 posted 185 days ago

A tool that needs sharpening in woodworking that many folks don’t think of is a marking gage blade, lots of folks sharpen them round like a pencil point but they should be sharpened like a knife edge,so the mark and cut a cleaner line.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View LiveEdge's profile

LiveEdge

211 posts in 251 days


#6 posted 185 days ago

Thanks for the ideas. Hatchet seems like something that is feasible. I don’t have a grinder, but I do have a file which seems like it may be appropriate. I’ve never sharpened my hatchet. :)

View MrRon's profile

MrRon

2797 posts in 1875 days


#7 posted 185 days ago

A flat scraper.

View DocBailey's profile

DocBailey

383 posts in 991 days


#8 posted 184 days ago

scissors

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase