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    Does anybody use Riffler Files ? Do they work ? I see them advertized but have never heard anybody mention using them.. I have used files on metal but would think they would 'clog up' when used on wood. ???

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    Re: Riffler Files

    I've used rifflers on almost all my carvings; mostly for clean-up work in tight spots. I have not tried the diamond rifflers yet, but plan to pick a set up the next time I'm in a carving store! Have heard they work better than the steel ones. The coarde ones, I have trouble working with as they are too small to hang onto when pushing those BIG teeth around. They are not a substitute for any knives or gouges, but an adjunct to the other tools. Try 'em you'll like 'em!

    Also try checkering tools for background in relief, etc.

    Al

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    • #3
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      Yes they do fill up, but if you keep a small brass bristle brush handy, no problem.

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      • #4
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        If you ever get to carving harder woods like maple or cherry you'll really appreciate those rifflers

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        • #5
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          Thanks for the info !! Now i gotta get some dough to buy 'em !
          Maybe Santy Claus will bring 'em... gotta start dropping hints !!
          'ol Fred

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            • #7
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              Hot Dog! Old Santy Claws brought me two sets of Riffler Files !! Now I can make big bucks at home like ever body else !!! Wheeeeeeeeee !!! Gotta go play now !
              old_Fred

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              • #8
                Carving is the art of taking a block of wood and cutting off anything that doesn't look like a carving.

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                • #9
                  Re: Riffler Files


                  This a catalog that I used to get; I haven't received it for a while. It used to have anvils, swage-blocks, tongs, hammers and even tools for your hardy hole.

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                  • #10
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                    I just bought a few rifflers, after hearing about them on this board. I got the very fine ones - and wow, they ARE wonderful for doing cleanup, etc.

                    Teri

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                          • #14
                            Re: Riffler Files

                            I also have a little sliver metal holder that holds carving burrs, one in each end. I keep it out all the time (away from the edges of my gouges) on my bench and use it when necessary to clean as I go. In one end, I have a round diamond burr. In the other, I have a tear drop shaped one (I use it the most.) They never clog.

                            I find this tool to be most useful.

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