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#6445428 - 09/09/16 03:22 PM File work help!!??
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What is a good set of files so I can try some file work?
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#6446679 - 09/10/16 03:49 PM Re: File work help!!?? [Re: CAMO34]
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Just my opinion but it's hard to beat the Nicholson files that are made here in the USA. The imported ones aren't near as good. That being said, a half round, round and triangle and a couple of different sizes of the round chainsaw files from Lowes will do the job but won't last as long.
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#6449548 - 09/12/16 08:01 PM Re: File work help!!?? [Re: CAMO34]
Jason Fry Offline


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What Mike said. You can do a whole lot with Nicholson files in triangle, round, half round, and flat. If you just want two, get the triangle and a 1/8 or 3/16 round.

This ought to get you started...
http://www.frycustomknives.com/tutorials/vine-filework
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#6457363 - 09/18/16 01:54 PM Re: File work help!!?? [Re: CAMO34]
Andrew Griggs Offline
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Weiss is a good brand as well.
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#6461486 - 09/21/16 01:37 AM Re: File work help!!?? [Re: CAMO34]
Big Tony Offline
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Has any of y'all used a Dremel?

I used a Dremel to do this. Took about 10 minutes.


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#6466864 - 09/24/16 08:59 PM Re: File work help!!?? [Re: CAMO34]
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I've seen a lot of so called file work done with a dremel. Not hard to see if you know what you're looking at. To me at least using a mechanical means to embellish a knife isn't really file work.
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