Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: In western use
Response To:
In western use ()

Jim Matthews
I can't speak to methods prior to the 20th century.

The old timers in woodcutting country North Carolina used cinder blocks or a worn concrete step to flatten their coarsest stone, and that to flatten the finer stone.

Most carried a file and single stone to keep both their axe and pocket knife sharp.

Stropping was done on denim, canvas or an open palm.

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