Just a comment.....I have about what you say, some of them from
similar sources. I did buy up the "remainder" of stock from a local
vendor that was switching brands some time ago, each individually
wrapped in protective paper, about 50 files for 50 bucks. Good deal !
Anyway, of the 50, I have about 10 "in use", and the remaining 40 or
so are still in the boxes they came in, in a drawer for files. The
really small files, Grobet rifflers etc. are in folders as they come.
I also have three files at each lathe, and they hang in slotted "spoon
racks" that I pick up at garage sales. Works a treat, and that's
where most of my filing is done with bigger (than the Grobet) files. I
don't seem to do a lot of bench filing by hand now that I think about
it. Guess I usually use a power tool !!!???
A friend has (all dimensions are guesses) about a 30" tall X 16" wide
per-panel X 4-sided free-standing "lazy-susan"(??) that stands on his
main work-bench. Each side has associated tools, pliers, wrenches,
screw-drivers, files & punches. Most of these are arranged so that
the "working" part is visible for easy selection. I won't try to go
into the actual construction, but each "row" on each "column" for the
tools can be removed and a "better" model put in its place quite
easily with just 4 screws. If I had room on top any bench, I'd build
On Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:23:25 PM UTC-8, Gunner wrote:
Im going through drawers and tool boxes and dug out my files....
Ive been keeping them in IBM punch card drawers...laid on top of each
other..not a good thing.