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Free Plan: A Fretsaw and Filing Machine

Free Plan: A Fretsaw and Filing Machine

Another design from Mt G. Gray. Following on from his lathe-mounted bandsaw this is a neat design for a filing machine that can also used with fretsaw blades. It first appeared in issue 12 of Model Engineers' Workshop, August/September 1992 - more details can be found by looking up this issue in the online archive*.

Neil Wyatt10/03/2015 20:54:47
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Another design from Mt G. Gray. Following on from his lathe-mounted bandsaw this is a neat design for a filing machine that can also used with fretsaw blades. It first appeared in issue 12 of Model Engineers' Workshop, August/September 1992 - more details can be found by looking up this issue in the online archive.

It's HERE.

I'm utterly paranoid about the lack of a guard in this design, it really needs one, as you will see!

But as a special; treat, the picture is now in 'romantic sepia'.

Neil

Next month... Jeclanide!

Filing machine

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 10/03/2015 20:55:25

Michael Gilligan11/03/2015 13:02:48
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Neil,

Could you please check the link for the first PDF

**LINK**

Thanks

MichaelG.

Michael Gilligan12/03/2015 06:12:00
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 11/03/2015 13:02:48:

Neil,

Could you please check the link for the first PDF

**LINK**

Thanks

MichaelG.

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Neil Wyatt12/03/2015 11:25:12
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This is fixed now. I'm not sure what happened, I had to re-upload the file.

Neil

Michael Gilligan12/03/2015 15:16:52
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Thanks, Neil

Probably only me that downloads 'em anyway.

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt12/03/2015 19:01:01
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No,. I was pm'd with a request by someone else, and I know at least one other chap has downloaded it, so some folk are interested.

The article has got 440 views already, not bad for the first 24 hours.

In fact, one forum member has made the Stan Bray filing machine from the plan and has a photo in his albums.

Neil

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 12/03/2015 19:04:57

ronan walsh12/03/2015 19:14:31
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Thanks for this, its something i might build. Are files available ?

Neil Wyatt12/03/2015 19:43:18
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Hello Ronan,

Free plans for two filing machines are on the list HERE

Neil

Michael Gilligan12/03/2015 20:49:57
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 12/03/2015 19:43:18:

Hello Ronan,

Free plans for two filing machines are on the list HERE

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Very droll, Neil

... I suspect that Ronan meant Files, not Files

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt12/03/2015 21:22:21
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>sound of headbutting keyboad<

Most people use needle files' but they are cut the wrong way so they work on push not pull.

So HERE you are Ronan

Neil

Ian S C13/03/2015 08:48:38
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For round files, chain saw files would be ideal, and easily mounted in reverse so that they pull down to cut. sizes from about 1/8" / 3 mm up.

Ian S C

Harold Hall 113/03/2015 09:11:21
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If anyone is not happy with files cutting on the upstroke then the method I adopted for modifying standard files, for use on my filing machine, could easily be used for modifying needle files.

Details are here on my website, modified files

Harold

Michael Gilligan13/03/2015 09:18:59
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Posted by Harold Hall 1 on 13/03/2015 09:11:21:

... Details are here on my website, modified files

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Nicely done, Harold.

MichaelG.

Ian S C14/03/2015 09:57:49
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The tang end of a file is generally soft enough to cut off with a hacksaw.

Ian S C

Harold Hall 115/03/2015 15:22:19
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Thanks Ian, I had not thought of that, will give it a try should I want to produce any more files for my machine.

Harold

Ian S C16/03/2015 07:42:00
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That's OK Harold, just as quick/quicker with the angle grinder, and you can make fancy shapes too. I'v only modified files to make wood turning tools.

Ian S C

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