How to build a file rack?


There's always the option of labeling the tang or handle. LLoyd
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wrote:

That is indeed a concern. Hummm..Ive got or can get some of that net material that they shop hydraulic fittings in to protect the threads...that would work as well.
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Hey Gunner,
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 one !!
Take care.
Brian Lawson, Bothwell, Ontario.
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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.
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On Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:22:23 -0500, Brian Lawson

Indeed!!!

I have files hanging beside each or ON each machine that I would normally use a file. Works well, not pretty though.

Same here. Lots of work benches..but little free space on them <G>
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This past week...I emptied a 10x20 storage unit that an old friend had gotten past due on...some $800 or so dollars behind. He was simply going to take a few items and walk away.
So I told him we would get it empty if I could have any/everything I wanted, which was most of it and he agreed.
I didnt realize..that he was into art.... .blacksmithing..shooting..light machining...survival....etc etc. So for 3 days..we emptied the damned thing out and moved it to a temporary location until this coming week when I could bring down a trailer, load it up..and take it home. Thats changed to at least 2 loads..maybe 3. Everything from gunpowder to vacuum pumps, to a 3' stack of gunsmithing books to 500 lbs of actual wrought iron..and the forge(s) to heat it with...and wooden block planes to body hammers to decent axes..on and on and on....
He didnt buy much from Harbor Freight either. Makita, Delta, Ryobi, Millwauki, Juki (2 industrial sewing machines..and (4) sergers....endless list of Stuff. Lots of it will go on Ebay...some will be offered here..some of it will remain with me...<VBG> like the 4' tall stack of blacksmithing books (and armor and gunsmithing books) and the (2) anvils....and the....
So I appear to have even less room for a period to come.
Gunner

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in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:

    My heart bleeds chunky peanut brittle...
-- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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pyotr filipivich wrote:

Anything to attract the girls, huh? :)
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04:56:31 -0400 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:

    Peanut butter and chocolate. I always keep some on hand.
    Always. -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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pyotr filipivich wrote:

A half dozen large jars and 5 lbs of chocolate is enough to start with. White, dark, and unsweetened for cooking. Just don't get your chocolate in her peanut butter! ;-)
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01:00:59 -0400 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:

    I keep Reese's peanut butter cups (& variants) in my school pack. Cause by the end of the day, it has been a long day. Makes her happy, and that's what it is all about. -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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pyotr filipivich wrote:

As long as she isn't diabetic.
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02:53:43 -0400 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:

    Borderline - but there are few things more important than Chocolate. -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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pyotr filipivich wrote:

There is some decent sugar free chocolate on the market. I buy the chips at Wal-mart but some supermarkets carry it in the baking supplies.
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On Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:50:17 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell"

Walmart also carries Pillsbury Moist Supreme Sugar-Free Devil's Food Cake mix. Absolutely delicious, and only $1.82. It's my goto dessert.
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Larry Jaques wrote:

I don't hve a working oven at the moment, and won't till I have someone run some new wire for kitchen outlets and the stove. I can no longer crawl under buildings due to the scar tissue on my legs.
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11:17:29 -0400 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:

    "Cookie Factory" - find one at the second hand store (She did).
    She's all sorts of table top cookers, seeing as how the stove is a bit ... erratic in tempiture and heat distribution. -- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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pyotr filipivich wrote:

The idiot that the previous owner hired to remodel the kitchen put every outlet on one 15A breaker. Anything more than a crockpot can trip the breaker the fridge is on. I have a new breaker box to be installed, when I have the money.
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On Mon, 11 Mar 2013 01:00:59 -0400, the renowned "Michael A. Terrell"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4gTRZb38zw

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On Sat, 09 Mar 2013 22:11:56 -0800, pyotr filipivich

Im sure I can send you some old files or something....
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    Agreed.
    Perhaps if you saved the punch cards, you could use them to separate layers of files.

    How about the expanding plastic jackets used to protect motor shafts and to bundle cables?
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    I've never tried this.

    Got any files made for aluminum? They are easier to clean if they get used on aluminum. :-)
    Enjoy,         DoN.
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"DoN. Nichols" wrote:

How about some of the heavy vinyl used to make good quality canopies. I get scraps fro a local factory, and most are a couple square feet in different shapes. I have some long strips that are six inches wide. Heavy, mostly black pieces and reinforced. I'm looking for an old industrial sewing machine to make equipment covers, but I have a steady supply. I also get scraps of the heavy vinyl screening they make their dividers out of.
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