This is my first try at this blog thing so any advice is welcome. I’m sorry for the lack of pics but I thought of posting this after I cut the file.
Anyway, I needed a wide chisel and I had a file that was oversized so I chopped it up and started grinding away….
This is the part that I will use on this project. After I had cut it, I thought that I should have measured so that the finished product would span a 2×4. So if you do this, remember to measure….
This is the left overs from the file making. I imagine that I can get at least one more out of this. It is about 9” long.
I saw a video about sharpening and the guy said to put a vise grip on the blade wherever you want it. Then you just hold that against the platform thing on the ginder. I tried it and it works very well. It holds the blade at the same angle and spot. This steel hardly gets hot at all when I use my bench grinder on it. I have the water just in case.
I forgot, I ground all the file teeth off the sides and faces of the file. I got them off, but there are still dents in the metal from the manufacturing process. I think they look cool and they will not affect the performance anyway.
I will put another post up later so you guys can see the finished product.