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Offline JBJ

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Re: Why we can't find period files
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2017, 06:32:20 PM »
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Another very positive vote for Boggs. Good folks!
J.B.

Offline James Wilson Everett

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Re: Why we can't find period files
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2019, 09:42:12 PM »
Guys,

Another tool made from an old file.  This time a really nice cold chisel made from a coarse round file.  Gives you a good grip as you use the tool.  The only time I use a tool such as this is to raise the edges of the slots in a barrel for dovetailed sights & loops.

Jim




Offline P.W.Berkuta

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Re: Why we can't find period files
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2019, 06:01:51 PM »
J Henry



Another very positive vote for Boggs. Good folks!
J.B.
I also use Boggs Tools for my files & end mills and they do a great job. They mark to files tang with red paint that they feel are not sharp after their treatment but even these work OK for a while. The other end mills and files that they feel are acceptable are first rate. I pack and ship in a flat rate USPS box and the cost is not bad at all. A side note: I have some lathe files from India that are sharp and have lasted a long time so far and I use them a LOT ;).
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Offline Bob Roller

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Re: Why we can't find period files
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2019, 07:43:33 PM »
The major reason we can't find good period files is a lack of demand.
The vast majority of the country never even thinks of tools and files
are somewhere below zero.Restoring relic files is about our only option
unless we luck into a long in business hardware store that still has an
unsold inventory of them.Here in Huntington WV we have ONE REAL
hardware store left and it has very few files and no demand for what
they do have.The days of an industrial country that would use these
tools are long over and the Mom&Pop hardware store is now a relic
as well.
Bob Roller

Offline JBJ

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Re: Why we can't find period files
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2019, 03:54:13 AM »
https://boggstool.com/




Really good folks!
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Re: Why we can't find period files
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2019, 01:18:22 AM »
great post here, old files high carbon steel made into useful gun making tools, the handles and tangs of these is some think about. but the only thing that matters is where the tip of the tool meet the work, read my post above.

Offline Master Will

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Re: Why we can't find period files
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2019, 02:54:54 AM »
I think it's cool when people recycle old files and turn them into something beautiful. Such as a well made knife.
Will
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Re: Why we can't find period files
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2019, 04:19:59 AM »
My grandfather was trained in Austria as a violin maker. Part of his apprenticeship was to make the tools of the trade. One of my prized possessions is a small gouge made from a piece of an old file. It was from his first tool set.

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