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They can be used generally when folding or creasing sheet metal but in '''[[:Category:Tinsmithing|Tinsmithing]]''' particularly in the first stage of folding over an edge of a piece of '''Tinplate''' work to create a '''[[Safe Edge]]'''.  
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They can be used generally when folding or creasing sheet metal but in '''[[:Category:Sheet Metalwork|Tinsmithing]]''' particularly in the first stage of folding over an edge of a piece of '''Tinplate''' work to create a '''[[Safe Edge]]'''.  
  
  
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Latest revision as of 17:24, 28 May 2017

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Description

A Hatchet Stakes are so named because of their obvious shape.


They can be used generally when folding or creasing sheet metal but in Tinsmithing particularly in the first stage of folding over an edge of a piece of Tinplate work to create a Safe Edge.


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