As a relative newbie to this type of fine metalwork, I have
encountered a problem that I don’t know how to solve. My files
load up, and are the very dickens to clean. A standard file card
doesn’t work, nor does a wire brush. My only solution so far is
very laborious. I use a piece of brass rod like a pick to get as
much of the loading off as I can. Then I use a sharp steel pick
to flick out the remaining parrticles that are stuck. I am using
the same files for everything but pewter and lead.
Can anyone suggest a better way??? Help!
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
(About halfway between the Gulf of Mexico
and Canada, on the Mississippi River;
home of Elvis and W.C.Handy)