File & Rasp Storage
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  Re: RE: File & Rasp Storage by enjuneer ([quote='Timberwolf' ...)
(02-05-2019, 11:35 AM)enjuneer Wrote: The handle on this one is hard rubber or plastic. This saw looks awkward to use, but it is actually quite comfortable.

I bought mine at a tiny antique shop in Boulder Junction, WI for $10. I think it is because the thrust angle of the handle is very close to the tooth line of the blade.

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I noticed the handle material on yours and it looks like it could be celluloid or hard rubber as you say..but what I think is unique about these saws is the way the blade is secured to the frame..the knurled retaining "nuts" prevent the blade from slipping off the pegs, even if the frame were to flex in use..I don't know how you could make a better saw than these..You snagged a real bargain for 10 bucks!!!!!...
As a boy in the machine shop, I learned to use a hacksaw with a "broom" handle.{nobody used a "mechanic's type" saw}..and to me, it is easier to saw to a line, and even to this day I still prefer that type.
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#22
  Re: File & Rasp Storage by Big Dave (Hi, guys! I've be...)
Thanks for the ideas on file/rasp storage guys! Yes  I've thought about slots in a shelf, but not a designated drawer... All are great ideas, though!


Any others? Winkgrin
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#23
  Re: File & Rasp Storage by Big Dave (Hi, guys! I've be...)
Have yet to need to for my rasps ( though that will change some day soon )
but for my files, in the metal shop side of things I made a "Stroke-a-genius"
file rack , ala Guy Lautard:


   
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#24
  Re: File & Rasp Storage by Big Dave (Hi, guys! I've be...)
Here is an old photo (the number of rasps and files have increased since this one was taken). The rasps and files are easy to access ...




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#25
  Re: File & Rasp Storage by Big Dave (Hi, guys! I've be...)
This is low tech, but works for me. Using several sizes of the PVC pipe creates a variety of spaces between them which accommodate a range of tool sizes. The pipe sections are glued together, so it's all rigid and doesn't flop around.

   

   

   
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#26
  Re: File & Rasp Storage by Big Dave (Hi, guys! I've be...)
Love the coffee can, but I wouldn't know where to find one nowadays! Laugh 


Thanks, guys, I really appreciate it! Now I just need to figure out which one works best in a location I still need to determine while figuring out how much room I need to leave for future acquisitions... Smirk


Piece o'cake. Sarcasm 


Thanks again! Big Grin 
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#27
  Re: File & Rasp Storage by Big Dave (Hi, guys! I've be...)
I have a dedicated drawer for my most used rasps and files in a rolling tool cabinet I built. I use the tool liners you find for tool boxes so they don't rattle around and slide around in the drawer. For my lesser used rasps and files, I have canvas tools roll I use. The longer ones are in a large roll originally intended for turning tools. The others are in chisel rolls. I lay a shop rag over the business end of them to prevent rasp-to-rasp contact when rolled up. The rolls are stored in another drawer in my tool cabinet. My saw files are all contained in a segmented plastic organizer. I don't wrap or protect the saw files, because the organizer stays in a drawer dedicated to saw maintenance and only comes out when it needs to.
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#28
  Re: File & Rasp Storage by Big Dave (Hi, guys! I've be...)
I made some tool rolls out of a combo of canvas and some old sweaters. The sweater material is sandwiched in-between the canvas, as I needed thicker material to make sure some of the points of the course rasps didn't poke through the material and touch the other rasps and files (and get dulled in the process).

I ended up making several different rolls for different sizes (4 or 5 rolls, IIRC). It is too many and I should sell some of them, but I haven't gotten around to it. If you have a smaller collection you would possibly need to stagger the depths of the pockets.

I might have some photos around, I'll check.

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#29
  Re: File & Rasp Storage by Big Dave (Hi, guys! I've be...)
I sewed a big tool roll for my rasps and files. It’s a very compact way to store them. I only wish I had made two smaller rolls instead of one, one for the longer rasps and filed, and one for the shorter ones.
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#30
  Re: RE: File & Rasp Storage by Timberwolf ([quote='Big Dave' pi...)
(02-04-2019, 10:26 PM)Timberwolf Wrote: ...................
For my good ones, I make a scabbard out of cardboard..{priority mail boxes make good ones} and duct tape {or glue} them together. Cheap and effective.

DITTO!!  I make the same kind of scabbards for mine, too....have for many years.  I have some that are 20+ years old...they work perfectly. I, also, make cardboard & duct tape covers for my chisel ends and...my chef knives.
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