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Re: Iwasaki files
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Re: Iwasaki files ()

William Duffield
Sorry for the really annoying ad preceding Bob Rozaieski's video on sharpening files and rasps.

https://logancabinetshoppe.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/quick-tip-7/

I use distilled white vinegar, which I buy in large jugs. It's probably the cheapest item Costco carries. :D While you can use a piece of PVC pipe and cap, or even cut the top out of a water bottle to hold the vinegar, after kludging this a few times, I decided I needed a more structured approach for the large range of file and rasp sizes in my arsenal, so I got this set of polypropylene graduated cylinders.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007FZZUF8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you don't want to sharpen them yourself, there is an excellent commercial service that will sharpen them for you:

http://www.boggstool.com

For more info, try searching the WoodCentral Archives, which has a vast amount of information on this and myriad other woodworking subjects.

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