How to Make Files Last 30 Years.

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Introduction: How to Make Files Last 30 Years.

And I am not exaggerating, rather I am being modest. because some of my files have lasting thirty years, and perhaps they last so much.

The files, when they are well used, must last many years.

- Do'nt use them on materials that can fill them
- Do'nt use them on hard materials as foundry, hard steel or glass that can dent it
- Do'nt touch the dents with the fingers. The fingers always contain grease and harmful dirt.
- Do'nt to leave them to the bleakness
- Do'nt to wet them with water
- If they are wet, dry them at once
- Do'nt heat them too much. In fact, don't heat them ANYTHING
- Maintain them cleans

Step 1: The Secret: a Sheath.

Recently bought the file, and BEFORE beginning to use it, I make it a sheath that protects it inside the toolbox, because otherwise the close contact with the other tools dents him the edge. The sheath can be made of plastic, metal or any material. I don't believe more explanations are necessary, the pictures are self-explanatory.

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How about...

- Don't use them.

They last ages then.

HAHA! But mmmmhhh, it is NO. They oxidize, rub against other tools, and lose its sharp edge anyway.

It is remarkable how a loose sheath reduces the amount of air that attack the file's surface.

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Recently bought the file, and BEFORE beginning to use it, I make it a sheath that protects it inside the toolbox, because otherwise the close contact with the other tools dents him the edge. The sheath can be made of plastic, metal or any material. I don't believe that they are necessary more explanations, the pictures are self-explanatory.

Recently I bought a file, and BEFORE beginning to use it, I made it a sheath that protects it inside the toolbox, because otherwise the close contact with the other tools dents the edges. The sheath can be made out of plastic, metal or any material. I don't believe that they are more necessary explanations, the pictures are self-explanatory.

¿¿¿??? Thanks anyway.

Maybe for one of our esteemed repliers' next instructables, they can show us how to properly translate Castellan Spanish to English, if they have an abundance of time. Gentlemen, I speak no Spanish, yet I can clearly understand rimar's instructions. Sometimes a bit of clarification is ok in as much as it serves to further explain unclear concepts that might become lost in translation, but do we really need a complete grammar and spelling check? I hope those to whom this applies get the point.

I thought it was a great instructable. I speak no Spanish either, and found the instructions clear and concise, despite the language barrier. Rimar is absolutely right about the sheaths as well as the other tips. The fact that an Elder Maker has taken the time to share a bit of wisdom to help us along the way should make us feel proud and thankful, both of which I am. Thanks Rimar2000.

Thank you, mtngrown!

I am not an Elder Maker, I am a young 67 years old boy, and fond of kludge...

ya i agree i understood it fine i thought they were good tips

I totally agree with you!! come on people, get a life!! Rimar has some very practical and ingenius idea's. I applaud the fact that I can share idea's so easily with someone from another country and different lanquage.

Thanks xxmixkexx (somebody related to KEDIT inner languaje?) and heartbar64. I am improving my English, it is not easy but possible. Each time I can write more paragraphs without usind Google Translator.