Help With An Ax

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  1. Zanimal

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    I had an unfortunate mishap with my favorite ax while doing some trail maintenance after the storm.
    The chip is not tragic, but too large for me to handle with a file. Currently I do not have a belt sander and am wondering if there is anyone in the Ellsworth / Downeast area that would be willing to help me get back in action?
     

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  2. DarrylM

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    Ouch!
     
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    You could easily handle that.
    If you do it held fast, with a good file it won't take that long.
     
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    Kelly W Love the Axe Supporter

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    I agree with @Muleman77 . With a good file you can fix that in a jiffy.
     
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    you will waste more time orchestrating the task of having it done than it would take you to do it yourself

    having the head clamped in a vise or to a stable work surface will help a lot

    this is your chance to learn how to DRAW FILE

    great skill to have ;-)
     
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    That can easily be taken out with a file. May take a couple sharpenings to get it all the way, but get it close, use it, sharpen as needed and eventually it will be gone. Besides using a file, I like to lay sandpaper one a smooth board, clamp it so it hangs off my work bench, and sharpen in a circular pattern. That has worked well for me on all my axes and hawks.
     
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    central joe Wait For Me!! Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    +1. joe
     
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    Just curious, what's the story behind how that happened? And how did you resolve it?
     

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