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Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 149 days ago 504 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LiveEdge

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149 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?


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dawsonbob

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#1 posted 149 days ago

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

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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Airframer

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#2 posted 149 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

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 149 days ago

Hatchet maybe?

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Don W

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#4 posted 149 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.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 149 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.

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LiveEdge

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#6 posted 149 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. :)

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MrRon

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#7 posted 148 days ago

A flat scraper.

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DocBailey

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#8 posted 148 days ago

scissors

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