Re: Sharpening axe
Robert M. Lewis (rlewis3@IC3.ITHACA.EDU)
Sun, 15 Oct 1995 15:41:41 -0400
Mike, In my experience the axe get sharper when you stroke the file into
the bite. I believe that the Scout handbook teaches the scouts to
sharpen the axe/hatchet in this manner.
1) Secure the axe against a log so that the edge of the blade is just
above the log.
2) Useing a file with a bib, sharpen the axe by cuting into the file,
like you do when sharpening a knife.
3) Repeat for the other side. Keep this up until the axe is sharp.
BTW, this method is probably the quickest way to get a sharp axe, unless
you use a grindstone.
Robert M. Leiws RLewis3@ic3.ithaca.edu
ASM T. 88 Waldwick NJ Eagle class of '95
On Sun, 15 Oct 1995, Michael C. Horowitz wrote:
> Does it make any difference if your file stroke is into the bite of the
> axe or in the direction? - MIke
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City