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    So how did you shape the jig?
    Since it is just a jig, a hole for filing buttons, or for a pivot point on your belt sanding table would certainly be fine and would not effect the appearance of the final part, but your jig has no center hole; so how did you shape it?

    I am also wondering how you cut it on the band saw without cutting into the hidden jig? I guess you could flip your workpiece and trace a line using the jig as a template, then flip the piece back (line would now be visible on the top) and cut close to the line instead of close to the jig.

    Just thinking as this gets filed in the to do pile.

    Thanks for this share (and all your others.)

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    Sorry, I missed the cover plate description - that would let you cut and sand close the the final size without damaging the jig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooler2 View Post
    With any method you should be cutting to a line, not actually cutting till you touch the button?
    When I have used buttons, I leave then loose enough to rotate and I file perpendicular to the axis of them. That way, when I reach the proper depth of the filing, the buttons rotate and will not be worn at all by the file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    So how did you shape the jig?
    Since it is just a jig, a hole for filing buttons, or for a pivot point on your belt sanding table would certainly be fine and would not effect the appearance of the final part, but your jig has no center hole; so how did you shape it?

    I am also wondering how you cut it on the band saw without cutting into the hidden jig? I guess you could flip your workpiece and trace a line using the jig as a template, then flip the piece back (line would now be visible on the top) and cut close to the line instead of close to the jig.

    Just thinking as this gets filed in the to do pile.

    Thanks for this share (and all your others.)

    Karl

    Sorry, I missed the cover plate description - that would let you cut and sand close the the final size without damaging the jig.
    Karl,

    Great question. I have updated the article to explain that step plus took the liberty of giving you credit for the question.

    Rick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    When I have used buttons, I leave then loose enough to rotate and I file perpendicular to the axis of them. That way, when I reach the proper depth of the filing, the buttons rotate and will not be worn at all by the file.
    Karl,

    Smart solution. I've never heard of that being done before but it makes a lot of sense.

    Thanks,

    Rick
    PS: a ball bearing fits the bill nicely. The center can be tightly bolted down while the perimeter spins under the file. Just don’t file axially.
    Last edited by rgsparber; 02-17-2020 at 04:46 AM.
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    You've certainly designed a beautifully functional tool there, Rick. Has Tool of the Week written all over it (if I haven't jinxed it for you).

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    Congratulations rgsparber - your Centerless Filing Button is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Clever solution that will be copied in various forms around here

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post

    PS: a ball bearing fits the bill nicely. The center can be tightly bolted down while the perimeter spins under the file. Just don’t file axially.
    IF you have the bearing with the correct ID and OD.
    A chunk of CRS round bar and 5 minutes at the lathe and you are good to go.


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