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Online Tim Crosby

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Re: I Hate Filing Brass....
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2023, 10:43:27 PM »
 The rough shaping, removing casting marks and shaping, I understand. Shaping the facets/panels is what I am having trouble with.

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Re: I Hate Filing Brass....
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2023, 08:09:58 AM »
Iíll have to give scrapers on brass a try. New one on me too.

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Re: I Hate Filing Brass....
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2023, 03:43:38 PM »
I had a problem with chatter when I tried using scrapers on brass.  I do a lot of scraping of wood and it was undoubtedly a technique issue.  Which works best on brass, square edged or hook?  Any suggestions regarding technique?

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Re: I Hate Filing Brass....
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2023, 02:10:41 AM »
I use a set of 180mm Diamond Files for many instances of this odious task. These work better than backed grit paper for many jobs.



https://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Handles-Professional-Quality-Sharpening/dp/B0735X9Z9H/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2BL24CFPITHWC&keywords=7+inch+diamond+file+set&qid=1699484458&refinements=p_72%3A1248909011&rnid=1248907011&s=hi&sprefix=%2Caps%2C193&sr=1-2

I use the Eze Lap Diamond Needle File 600# Fine (Red) and 240# Coourse (Purple) sets for other Jobs not suited for the above set


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Re: I Hate Filing Brass....
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2023, 10:50:26 PM »
Coating the file with soapstone helps keep from clogging it when filling soft metals.

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Re: I Hate Filing Brass....
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2023, 11:50:08 PM »
Dad always instructed us to use chalk.
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Re: I Hate Filing Brass....
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2023, 06:46:12 PM »
An interesting thing I found about filing brass. I was working on a piece in my vise one morning, and the file/brass were making a chirk-chirk-chirk sound. I heard something outside, and when I looked, there was a flock of turkeys right outside, chirking right back at me. New hunting technique!
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Re: I Hate Filing Brass....
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2023, 08:55:04 PM »
 ;D - whenever filing brass in turkey season, keep your turkey gun handy.
Daryl

"a gun without hammers is like a spaniel without ears" King George V