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Re: Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 3 weeks ago #17577

Hi Clay, I am pretty new to the wicked edge but have jumped in with both feet. After the first couple of knives, I am now able to consistently get knives as sharp as I could before when I got lucky on a stone or an edge pro. I too would be interested in purchasing an axe/hatchet holder for my wicked edge. I love good small kindling and putting a Wicked Edge sharpening edge on my Gransfors Bruk hatchet would be sweet.
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Re: Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 3 weeks ago #17588

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Perhaps its just a question of long enough screws.
But I have not ordered longer, which reminds me....I need to do this.
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Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 3 weeks ago #17635

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It might be hard to hit the angles on the hatchet even if you do add longer screws so you can clamp the head in the vise. If you find you're not able to hit the angles you need, we can set you up with a longer degree bar.
--Clay Allison
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Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 2 weeks ago #17714

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I tried sharpen my axe and was quite successful. I removed one jaw and use 3 simple accessories:

1. books to support the haft
2. wooden wedge
3. the clamp

It should be obvious from the images. I set angles 32 and 13, which creates 24 degrees angle per side on the axe. It takes some time to find the best position for the axe - to hold firm and nothing impedes.And it takes quite a time, because the edge was more damaged than in case of typical knife.
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Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 2 weeks ago #17715

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Hahah! Lol! :lol:

Great!
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Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 2 weeks ago #17716

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lol i'm sorry but that would take FOREVER on the axes I sharpen! =)

You may consider mounting a good quality file to the WE paddle so you would get a longer stroke with each pass, it wouldn't tear up your diamond stones (replacements are relatively cheap too), and it will probably be more aggresive... just a thought!
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Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 1 week ago #17717

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What Josh? Are you saying you don't want a mirror finish on your axe? And you don't even strop it? :woohoo:

:lol: :P :lol:
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Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 1 week ago #17725

Hi razorededgedknives, thanks for replying to this thread I started. I like your idea about mounting a file to the WE paddle. A few questions from a newbie: standard bastard file? Would you use epoxy for the mounting adhesive? Any files you know of that are manufactured naturally to about the correct size for mounting on a WE paddle? Thanks again.
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Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 1 week ago #17726

Thanks for sharing and taking the time to photograph your setup.
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Can a Wicked Edge sharpen an axe? 1 month 1 week ago #17728

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Wicked Edge sharp knives wrote:
Hi razorededgedknives, thanks for replying to this thread I started. I like your idea about mounting a file to the WE paddle. A few questions from a newbie: standard bastard file? Would you use epoxy for the mounting adhesive? Any files you know of that are manufactured naturally to about the correct size for mounting on a WE paddle? Thanks again.

any standard epoxy should be just fine... I mounted a corrugated scissor file to one of my paddles (for corrugating scissors) with JB weld and it worked great... but I don't ever plan on removing it! I am not sure about the quality or size on files... it may be worth starting a new thread requesting information on high quality files and of the correct size. also, a quick google search should yield a ton of info :lol:

If you don't want it to be permanently mounted to your paddle then you need to select the correct epoxy... not sure what that would be though.
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