Here’s my Grobet Swiss pattern file collection.

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  1. highwaycat

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    Here’s some of my Grobet files.
    00 cut, 0 cut, and the other 3 are 2nd cut. These are killer for making bone nuts.

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    Here’s the whole family. The big one is a Japanese file that’s incredible for neck shaping. There’s a few old Nicholson files that are nice. Some diamond files too.

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    Nice collection !!!

    Can't do your best work without the best tools !!!
     
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    Looks like good ones, worthwhile investment.
    I have a lotta files, some Swiss but more USA and also many vintage.
    Essential tools to have and not all are created equal!
    Good files need good vices to complement them too, gotta lotta vices!
     
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    nice. add a Nicholson 49 or 50. astounding files. I have both (since the mid 70s) best dham wood working files ever. not cheap but way good
     
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    Nicholson 49 & 50... can't say enough good about these guys.
    they aren't as coarse as the picture makes them appear. I think of a rasp as leaving a pretty crude finish. these are not at all like that, the scatter pattern of the teeth makes a smoother cut. also minimizes the chance of the tool slipping off the work so easier to control. I believe they are hand cut, similar to the hand cut Dragon files sold by StewMac

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    Nice tools there.
     
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    The Wood Handles are HARD to find these days.
    Nice Files!
     
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    Excellent files, thanks for sharing!
     
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    I have a mixed bag of needle files accumulated since college when I used to make jewellery (UK spelling) for friends using real mother-of-pearl, abalone shell, aluminium and Brazilian rosewood (decades before CITES). The difference in quality is plain to see on some of the more common shapes, but there a few excellent pieces in there that I could not do without...
     
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    Don’t let those files touch each other. That will dull a file faster than anything. That’s why the Nicholson 49 and 50 one in a plastic sleeve.
     
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    Good tools.
    My Grandpa was a stone mason and I have some of his files and they are better than what I see in K0 Mart, Wallmart etc. Hang onto them and inherit them down the line !
     
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    I grounded these vice plates perfectly flat. Their like little mirrors.
     
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    They’re Grobet Lutz #4 handles self threading. They’re on ebay.
    I don’t know what size fits the smaller files though.
     
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