rdennett Posted February 9, 2010 Share Posted February 9, 2010 Has anyone here ever practiced the flat-filing et al. exercises such as those listed in Weyger's Complete Modern Blacksmith? I understand that at one time, a metal worker coming out of a trade or engineering school had to be able to fashion a square hole in the exact middle of a square plate and produce a square bar that could slide through the hole with no light showing (and apparently, this was a test for employment for certain Ford Motor Company employees). A co-worker of mine who got her E.E. degree in India says that this is still a part of the curriculum there. I am sure you professional smiths have better things to do with your time, but has anyone else tried to do this? Thanks, Rob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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