Tedious is what it is, dull files exacerbate the work. Many are called, few can perform hand work.Well I laid down another coat of brass and have started filing. This is a tedious process. I’ll post pics when I get it more cleaned up. Probably a day or two, work is really busy.
Day one of my apprenticeship, I was given a roughly square sawn block of steel. A master square, and a file.
The test was to see your hand work and patience to complete a defined task.
A Bridgeport is now my preferred tool.