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Knife Sharpening Tools and Techniques

Knife sharpening is one of the biggest gaps in my knowledge.  I have lacked the ability to sharpen knives, axes, chisels, spoke shaves, block planes and other edged tools for yard work, wooden boatbuilding, cooking and bushcraft.  This article covers basic tools and techniques for knife sharpening building on earlier articles by NC Scout.

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Mexico: So far from God, so close to the United States

Mexico: between the Rock of the Mexican government and the Hard Place of the Cartels is your Average Jose. What is life like for him? Does he try to work in the legitimate economy or the illegitimate one? How does he provide security for his family? How does he get by? How does the US affect Mexico and vice-versa? Some clue emerge on the Internet and from my own experiences. Hopefully, readers will inform us in the comments.

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