Day 14, let me “Geek-out” a little on tools today. I might have mentioned before, but I am a modelmaker by trade, hence, I pay particular attention to minute detail. I never touch a piece of jewelry without my Optivisor with a #7 lens, and am constantly aware that if I leave a flaw in a piece of jewelry, it will be duplicated over and over again due to the molding process. I will use a Foredom when I have to, but prefer to take a little more time and “massage” the piece by hand, it is my “happy place”. So today, let me show you my arsenal of files:
#2 and #4 Flat Hand File are a must
#2 and #4 Half Round Ring Files for inside ring shanks
#2 & #4 Barrette File (my all time favorite)
#2 & #4 Crossing File (inside radius stuff)
#4 Equaling File (sizing)
#4 Square File
#4 Round File
Escapement Files: (smaller than needle files)
#6 Round File
#6 Square File
There you have it, my Geeked-out list of Top 18 Files I can’t live without.
Now go do something Great!