Sharpening Stick




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Hello today I'm going to show you how to create a handy little tool. It can be used in the field to sharpen knifes axes and anything with a blade. The name I developed is a sharpening stick, made from trash. I hope you enjoy my instructable

Step 1: Materials

In order to craft this item you will need:
1. A small 2in by 6in plank (or any flat wooden piece around that size)
2. A strip of sand paper
3. A small piece of scrap leather
4. Some kind of glue
5. Scissors

Step 2: Sharpening Side

This tool has two sides , this is the first one. Using sand paper the wood and some glue you will make the first side. Cut a strip of sand paper the size of the wood making sure to leave a handle space. Apply the glue to the bottom of the sand paper. Firmly hold for 30 seconds, then move on

Step 3: Stropping

Now for the second side reappear the previous step except with leather. Make sure the fuzzy side of the leather is glued to the wood.

Step 4: How to Use

To sharpen whatever you need to start on the sandpaper and do six to 12 strokes on each side of the blade. Now flip the stick and do the same thing over on the leather. The final step is to test the blade on the handle.

Step 5: Conclusion

In conclusion this item is very useful and doesn't cost anything. It can sharpen a blade in the field or just used at home. I hope you enjoyed my instructable if you did go checkout my other ones. Remember to like subscribe and vote for me thanks and good bye

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    1 year ago on Step 5

    Just an FYI. Paint stirrers are perfect for this. Even comes with a handle.