Use clamps to secure the blank

It is important to keep the blade protected behind the edge of the table. Use leather and a piece of metal to lay across the blank to form a shoulder and a guide for the file. This shoulder is necessary to prevent the blade from cutting the holders hand. Keep a low angle on the file. Slowly move the file edge towards the top of the blade. A black line shows the file line as it moves up.

John Jamieson,
Chris Meeko, Danny Kavik.

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