File Chisel Build #1: Part 1: The shaping and grinding

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Blog entry by Sanderguy777 posted 06-20-2015 08:03 PM 1491 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first try at this blog thing so any advice is welcome. I’m sorry for the lack of pics but I thought of posting this after I cut the file.

Anyway, I needed a wide chisel and I had a file that was oversized so I chopped it up and started grinding away….

This is the part that I will use on this project. After I had cut it, I thought that I should have measured so that the finished product would span a 2×4. So if you do this, remember to measure….

This is the left overs from the file making. I imagine that I can get at least one more out of this. It is about 9” long.

I saw a video about sharpening and the guy said to put a vise grip on the blade wherever you want it. Then you just hold that against the platform thing on the ginder. I tried it and it works very well. It holds the blade at the same angle and spot. This steel hardly gets hot at all when I use my bench grinder on it. I have the water just in case.

I forgot, I ground all the file teeth off the sides and faces of the file. I got them off, but there are still dents in the metal from the manufacturing process. I think they look cool and they will not affect the performance anyway.

I will put another post up later so you guys can see the finished product.

Later, Sanderguy777

-- Marc Spagnuolo (standing in front of clamp wall): I think I need a few more . Me (owner of at least 8 clamps):.....?

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