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File to knife... #2: Feeling good about the progress today!

03-26-2015 08:36 PM by MadJester | 12 comments »

Hey there everyone! Well…as I mentioned in the comment section of part one of this series, I took some files to a friends house and we annealed the handle portions, I cut a gigantic farriers rasp in half and annealed the handle portion on one of the pieces. Today I was able to get down into my shop and drill the holes! It was a little slow going with the smaller files, and the cobalt bits were useless…even with the temper gone from the steel. Surprisingly, the larger holes for the farriers rasp went through nearly like butter…perhaps the larger surface area of the bit point made better contact on the metal…not gonna try and science it out…never been goo...

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