How To Sharpen An Axe
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An axe is near the top of my list of favorite woodworking tools to use at home.Although it's not always the best choice for projects that require accuracy, it's my go-to for chopping firewood, cutting down a tree, smoothing a rough plank, and so much more.
The catch is that you need to keep your axe sharp.A dull axe is difficult to work with and potentially dangerous.Luckily, sharpening an axe, and maintaining the sharp edge, is so easy that anyone can learn how to do it.
Here's how to sharpen an axe for your next project.What You'll Need Though there are a number of different ways to sharpen an axe, I'm going to focus on the most basic today.Here's what you'll need: Sharpening FileWoodworking ClampsSturdy Work Gloves Don't have an axe of your own yet? Then our axe buying guide will help point you in the right direction, no matter your individual needs or preferences.
Step I: Prepare the Work Area The hardest part about sharpening an axe is keeping it steady during the process.That's why I recommend using a pair of woodworking clamps.Clamp the axe to the workstation with these clamps with the blade facing up.
Make sure that the axe is clamped securely to the...