Shopmade Luthier Tools #9: Tiny file with Cheap-A handle

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-04-2017 11:31 PM 1456 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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In one of the videos I watched on bow re-hairing, it was sugested that a tiny rat tail file would come in handy. I happen to have a double set of tiny files, so I thought I’d put a handle on the one I apparently need. I took one of the easily discarded wooden handles from a used foam brush and drilled out the plastic tang that remained in the handle.

Then I fit a copper ferrule on it and glued in the file. (The hole was just a bit loose for the file tang.) I did a bit of sanding on it and finished with… boiled linseed oil.

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-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 01-05-2017 05:49 PM

I love it when people re-purpose stuff to make it usable again. Good job and I have a couple of small files that could use a handle as well. TNX for tip.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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