Day 44 Still Time to Unwind

Last day of Vacation!

Harney Peak 2014 5

Well I feel refreshed from a quick four day get away. I am away from my studio and my work still, so I apologize for not having much of a tip or anything today, but I did find a picture that I can use for somewhat of a tip. This is a tip most people already know, but we have all levels of jewelers visiting, so here is what I got:

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A file only cuts on the forward stroke, not on the back stroke, and actually if you “drag” the file over the piece with pressure on the back stroke, it makes the file dull prematurely.

Well that’s all I got for today, I have always said “This site isn’t for everyone, but it is for someone Everyday!”

Have a great rest of the day!


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2 Responses to Day 44 Still Time to Unwind

  1. Janice July 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    I’ve just read from Day 1 up to now and there’s a whole lot of info that will prove invaluable many times over. It’s been an interesting read. Some things I’m not quite ready for yet and others are immediately applicable.
    I decided to comment on today’s tip because although I knew it, I didn’t actually know why. I like to know why I should or shouldn’t do something. I assumed it had more to do with my metal and scratching in a different direction. So I tested to see if I could see a significant difference if I did use the back and forth motion. I’ve asked before and have had various reasons given, one metalsmith told me it wouldn’t really make a difference. That didn’t sit right either. Your explanation makes complete sense to me now. (Even the smallest bit of information is a wonderful thing. ) Thank you.

    • JewelryMonk July 27, 2014 at 12:24 am #

      Thanks Janice. That means a lot.