Riffler file recommendation

Rockin Ronnie

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Can anyone recommend a set of riffler files for brass work? I had some trouble filing down a protruding bushing this week and could have used one. I see lots on Amazon for wood carvings. Best to get what? Fine, medium?

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I have seen a file that is called a bull's foot or something like that which would probably suit your needs.
Hope this helps.
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I have seen riffler files for wood, but not for metal. I commented to you Ron in my FB group.
 

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I made these using file cut-offs recessed in aluminum blocks. I milled the slots a bit deeper than the thickness of the files, then bedded them in epoxy on a very thin shim which keeps the file recesses about .0005". That allows the leveling of bushes and other parts very close to the plates. I didn't find any better way and bulls foot files, if you can find them, will mar plates unless absolute care is used. This method works well and is close to foolproof.

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