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  • #8936
    Ken
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    Today I think the hard part is finding the file
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Lfp8dSrmdto

    Paul also covers this very well in his book

    #8937

    Thanks for posting Ken. I recently received a couple of auger bits that need sharpening. I agree with you that finding the right file is key here. I have the same issue with finding the right file for saw sharpening. And I don’t mean the triangle ones, but the one you use to level the teeth. I can buy a Nicholson in Germany, but after reading Paul’s blog….no go.

    #8938
    Greg Merritt
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    Lie_Nielsen sells them here.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #8940
    Ken
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    Gregory………I did see that buddy. I was quoted  £13 for shipping, that makes for an expensive file.

    #8942
    George Bridgeman
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    I’ve been trying to find these files for ages with no luck. The closest thing I can find is the EZE-lap files Paul uses in the saw sharpening video. It wouldn’t be possible to sharpen the nickers well with that though.

    I didn’t realise LN sold them. As Ken mentioned, shipping is ridiculous but I’ll have a word with Alex at Classic Hand Tools and see if he can get some shipped over with their next consignment of tools. CHT deal directly with LN; I met Alex from CHT and Tom Lie-Nielsen at the European Woodworking Show last year and they seem to have a really good relationship. CHT are even hosting a LN event soon and Deneb is making the trip over for some demos and Q&A.

    Will let you know the outcome.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #8943
    Ken
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    Thanks George, Matthew from workshop heaven sells them but he is out of stock.

    #9197
    Florian
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    I think that sharpening the auger bit will not put too much stress on the file comparing to sharpening a handsaw or am I wrong?

    So “even” the Nicholson should be able to sharpen a few bits.

    By the way, a bitt off-topic, but is there a difference between Nicholson Brazil and the ones made in Mexico. I think Paul wrote of the latter ones primarily. I just ask because I have a flat file branded Nicholson Brazil, probably the one you saw available in Germany from fine-tools. So far I can see no big sign of wear.

     

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #9199
    Florian
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    Hey Michael,

    this is a DICK (German name for Vallorbe Grobet from Switzerland) file, also available in Germany.

    http://www.mehr-als-werkzeug.de/product/704901/FD-Flat-Files-single-cut.htm

     

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #9200
    Ken
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    Thanks Florian, this is an auger bit file. You do need the correct file I think buddy.

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    #9202
    Florian
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    You are right, Ken. I should have read more carefully what Michael has written.

    First I understood that he could get a nicholson auger bit file in Germany and that’s why I said that sharpening the auger bit should work with a lesser quality file as long as the shape of the file is correct. Then I realized that he had written about a flat file and not an auger bit file that’s why I send the link to the flat file. Sorry for confusion 😉

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #9232
    Scott
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    Toolsforworkingwood in NYC sells auger bit files that are made in Italy. They do not mention a brand name, but I may have tracked them down. The company name is Corradi, the brand name is Iridium. Perhaps you can find this brand in the UK?

    http://www.corradi.com/en/prodotti.php?cid=8&pid=44

    Here is an Italian woodworking store that sells them:

    http://www.rma-tools.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=933

    -Scott Los Angeles

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