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Buying one is an unlikely option, given the paucity of sources. Of course, I don't believe in diamond "files", so that limits my opportunities.Yes, but more work than buying one. Heat the selected file to soften. Form end to desired shape by bending and grinding. Heat treat and clean .
Explain a little more about that grinding job. Sounds interesting.Bangs, if you just need a file for removing high bushings etc, its an easy job to grind/polish a ski slope on the end of a fine file, this will minimise any marking of the plate you are working on. The last bulls foot file i owned was given to a NAWCC member FOC, they are an old fashioned idea that should be permanently put in the rubbish bin and have no place in good clock repair, OC UK
Thanks for the clarification, Jerry. It DOES sound like a useful tool to me. Now I have another tool project on a list that's already too long.Tony
A properly designed Bulls foot file will not damage a surrounding flat surface since the file body (sides) will not allow the file to touch that surface. This will be regardless of how the file is held. Jerry Kieffer