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?
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.