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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 02-14-2013 01:34 PM

In our molding business we ground our knives and made the templates in order to grind them. For many years we made our templates from template stock which is a heat treatable steel although we never hardened them. You would almost never ware out a template. The main tools that we used were a good hacksaw and files. We had a nice workstation for making the templates and we had probably 150 files in racks on the wall that bordered the back edge of the work table. The grinding room was inside the machine shop and we had another work table for the machine shop where we had a whole other collection of files. I made the templates and knives for about 9 years as well as general engineering and maintenance. I grew a big time love of files. In my wood shop I have 2 big drawers that are full of files.

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