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Filing Question

Discussion in 'Working the Steel' started by SDMay, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    I finally got out back and got to getting my blank cut out. Using a hacksaw and files to get the shape.

    What do you do to square things up if you don't use a belt grinder? I left a little on my profile so I can draw file it out. Is this the way to do it? I imagine that I will need to check it with a square, find the high spots and then take a bit more off?
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    pick up one of those big fat permanent markers for coloring the edge and when you file it shows the low spots.

    Clamp in a vice and this should show if one side is higher than the other. this is where a machinist vice is handy.
     
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  3. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    Thanks John. I thought that I might be able to use the sharpie method.
     

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