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StumpyNubs

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321 days ago

I found thin on ebay and I bought a couple boxes today. This guy has boxes of vintage files of all kinds for a really good price. I pay $6 each for tapered files to sharpen hand saws at Woodcraft. I can get a dozen here for $10 and he combines shipping. I can’t vouch for him as a seller yet since I just found it, and the listings are about to end. But I think he will re-list so it may be worth checking out.

I Bought a box of 6” tapered files, and a box of small bastard files for sharpening handsaws. He has lots of others available. Here's a link to his current items.

Again- I JUST found this, so as with any ebay seller, you make your own decision on weather to do business with him. I am sharing it because it looks like a good deal and I like to share.

I am not affiliated with him, and he doesn’t know I posted this.

Enjoy!

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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 321 days ago

Thanks for the heads-up Stumpy! I just found out more than I needed to know about you. I would have thought you were a swimtrunks kind of guy, not bikini or briefs. ;-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 321 days ago

Stumpy,
I need files to sharpen my card scrapers. What would you recommend???? I be very confused when it comes to what I need!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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StumpyNubs

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#3 posted 321 days ago

That wasn’t me, ATX. I don’t wear underwear.

DIY- For card scrapers you just want a file to get the edge flat. So a bastard file (if you can say that without giggling, which I can’t) is just fine. Even a small one like 1/2” wide will work.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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brtech

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#4 posted 321 days ago

It’s metal and you want it flat. You want a mill file, probably bastard or 2nd cut.

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brtech

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#5 posted 321 days ago

“Mill” is the shape. Mill is flat with a slight taper.

“Bastard” is the cut. Rough, Middle, Bastard, 2nd, Smooth from coarsest to finest

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 321 days ago

Thanks guys. I just learnt sum-tin!!!

Stumpy,
I don’t laugh when I say “bastard”....
That would be like laughing at myself!!!
Oh wait, nevermind….
I do that all the time!!!

brtech,
Thanks for the explanation. I have seen the terms before, but had no idea what they meant. Thanks for setting me straight!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Planeman40

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#7 posted 320 days ago

Those bastards files are good for a lot of things. I keep them in my top right drawer. But the best files for most things are the sons of bitches I keep in the bottom drawer.

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 320 days ago

LMAO at Planeman40 :-)

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Roger

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#9 posted 316 days ago

Thnx for the link Stumps

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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