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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
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This machete had a couple of dings that are visible in the first picture. These were easy to peen out prior to sharpening.
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Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I hereby certify this BB complete!

 
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