Use Your Imagination

Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:02 pm

For years I have had a small home hobby business making a broadhead sharpener aimed at traditional bowhunters that choose to shoot 2 blade broadheads. Part of it's manufacturing process involves cutting a 6" Mill Bastard file down to a shorter length. I use part of the file and the other end, the end with the tang, gets thrown away. Every time I throw those file remains away I keep thinking, "there's got to be something that these can be used for", but in the end, they get pitched. Over the years I've thrown thousands of these away.

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Anyway, can any of you guys come up with something that these can be used for? Or, if you have a use for these, let me know.Image

Re: Use Your Imagination

Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:50 pm

Rick:

Long files are not necessarily a good thing in some operations. Say with flattening a manifold flange. These could certainly be used for that. Short strokes are a must without tipping the file either way - a shorty lends iself to that easily.

I like those short files. They could be used nicely for putting a good flat on a scraper before burnishing, sharpening some types of knives, or other specialty tools like maybe spur bits.

I hope you did recycle them that got chucked yes?????

Re: Use Your Imagination

Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:00 am

You could give some away as (Cub)House-warming gifts during Cubfests. :{_}: :thanx:

Re: Use Your Imagination

Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:02 am

Electrolysis tank

Re: Use Your Imagination

Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:43 am

Put a handle on them, short files. :idea:

Re: Use Your Imagination

Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:40 am

Ricky, with your fab skills you could make a belly mounted de-weeder :) Or the worlds heaviest christmas ornament.