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Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 57 days ago 434 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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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#1 posted 57 days ago

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

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#2 posted 57 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”.

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#3 posted 57 days ago

Hatchet maybe?

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#4 posted 57 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.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#5 posted 57 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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#6 posted 57 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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#7 posted 56 days ago

A flat scraper.

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