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Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by Ronkirn, Jul 12, 2019.
you're #!!@&%$$#$!!! right!
Where'd ya get this handles... they look like they actually work...
Thanks for the heads up. I'll hopefully be able to order a set soon.
I made the handle up out of some shop leftovers, and yes, it actually works very well, thank you .
A piece of maple for the handle.
A piece of 3/4" O.D. steel tubing for the ferrule.
Turned the maple down to a comfortable feeling shape and then bored a 3/8" hole in the end on my old lathe. Then cut about a .056" slot in the end about as long as the ferrule, so the thickest file would fit in.
The ferrule was a little too big at the end, so I swedged it down a bit by cold-forging (fancy way of saying I beat on it with a hammer ), and then cleaned it up and refined it on the lathe.
Drilled and tapped the ferrule and handle for a 6-32 thumbscrew.
I also made up a brass shim that slips in with the thinner files so the brass shim bears the force imparted by the thumbscrew. I was hesitant to just screw done hard on the the thinner files without something to spread out the pressure from the thumbscrew. Didn't want to break my nice and pretty new files .
Someone once said "necessity is the mother of invention", I forget who it was - might have been Frank Zappa ???
edit: oops, forgot the pictures .
Very professional Geo!!! When I got mine I found some folded plastic "stuff" like to slide over paper sheet edges to keep them together and I added a few mini paper clips/clamp thingies to hold it together, but yours look like proper "bought ones."
yep, it looks fine.... just that .. If I get ya right, You make stuff in the shop that aren't part of guitars?? Huh... go figure??
ordered - thanks Ron!
Thanks, Ron. Needed a set of these and that's a great price.