How to sharpen an axe

I have just made some new videos for youtube starting with how to sharpen an axe, hope you find it useful, thanks to Sophie Standford for the filming and editing.

3 Responses to How to sharpen an axe

  1. jon w February 17, 2015 at 4:15 am #

    Do you not have a hollow (scandinavian) grind on one side of your axe for hewing?
    I have a small spoon carving axe that I love the weight of but the standard axe grind that is on it does not hew as well as my heavier gransfors-bruks carving axe (which has a shallower angle and hollow grind on one side).

  2. Andy March 31, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    Hi Robin what is the exact name of this abrasive paper that you please ?
    is it the hermes abrasive film that one can get from axminster or actually a paper ?
    many thanks and very helpful video thanks again

  3. Steve December 8, 2015 at 7:33 am #

    Good video. Thanks, I will try this 🙂