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Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 02-22-2014 09:49 PM 665 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LiveEdge

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02-22-2014 09:49 PM

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 02-22-2014 09:54 PM

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

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Airframer

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 09:54 PM

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 02-22-2014 09:57 PM

Hatchet maybe?

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 09:58 PM

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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#5 posted 02-22-2014 10:23 PM

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 02-22-2014 10:39 PM

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 02-23-2014 07:35 PM

A flat scraper.

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#8 posted 02-23-2014 10:07 PM

scissors

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