Re: hand file


I use old screwdriver handle. Junk screwdriver are available at swap meets. I picked up a coffee can full of them for a couple bucks. Heat the screwdriver shank with a torch. Pull it out. Heat the file tang and shove it in.

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From: <> On Behalf Of mike allen
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2022 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] hand file

Golf balls work as handles also .


On 4/14/2022 5:31 AM, Stephen Bartlett via wrote:
And if a file does not come with a handle, put a handle on it.

One handle for each file, not a changeable handle made to be swapped among files. That is a nuisance and a waste of time.

A cheap turned wood file handle will seriously improve the joy of filing.

Steve Bartlett

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