• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
  • thomas rubino
  • Jay Angler
  • Tereza Okava
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in tool care.

Machetes are wonderfully versatile tools, and are indispensable for practicing permaculture in many tropical and sub-tropical environments. That is not to say that they have no place in cool climates like the Rockies. A machete is a very affordable piece of kit that will serve you well if you give it the proper care. There are many ways to sharpen a machete depending on how one intends to use it.

Requirements to complete:
- must be sharpened with a whetstone (or more than one)
- hone
- test before and after with cutting paper

To get certified for this BB, post three pics:

 - closeup of pic of the dull edge OR pic of the dull machete raggedly cutting through a piece of paper
 - action pic of sharpening
 - pic of the sharp machete having cut halfway through a piece of paper
Posts: 123
Location: Tennessippi
purity forest garden gear foraging trees books cooking food preservation medical herbs woodworking ungarbage
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This machete had a couple of dings that are visible in the first picture. These were easy to peen out prior to sharpening.
[Thumbnail for DSCN1739.JPG]
[Thumbnail for DSCN1741.JPG]
[Thumbnail for DSCN1742.JPG]
[Thumbnail for DSCN1743.JPG]
[Thumbnail for DSCN1744.JPG]
Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I hereby certify this BB complete!

a wee bit from the empire
Learn Permaculture through a little hard work
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic