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I sharpened a hatchet. It might be hard to tell in the pictures, but it looked like someone had dropped the blade on concrete or something. After some time with a file and sharpening stone, it was sharp and back to chopping kindling.
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Much better!
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More fun at Wheaton Labs!

As you can see there are a couple chips. The chips where not completely filed out to preserve the life of the blade.

Check it out!
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Sad hatchet D:
Sad hatchet D:
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Happy hachet :D
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Got out the old boy scout hatchet and took the nicks out of it.  Normally I'd do it roughly with an angle grinder but I figured I'd try the file method.  It worked!
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I love sharp tools. My photos didn't turn out too well for the hatchet close-ups. I'd be happy to re-do if need be, there always seems to be a dull hatchet around Wheaton Labs with the rate that the crew uses them. Look at the chip towards the top (before pic and side 1 pic) of the blade for before and after reference, as well as towards the bottom of the blade in the after shot side 1.
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This is the dull hatchet I sharpened.



This is an action pic of me sharpening the hatchet.



This is teh sharp hatchet after I sharpened it.

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