What should I use to file down copper corners?

deegcDecember 14, 2009

I have covered an old table with copper sheeting (I was inspired by this board). The corners are a bit sharp and I'd like to soften them some with a file. The cheap file I have on hand doesn't work so I want to buy a new one. Is there anything I should look for when buying a file for copper?

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I attempted to reply to your question, but the garden web system booted me out after two attempts to make my post acceptable. In hind sight, I realize that the name of one type of file I was recommending apparently tripped off a smut filter.

The message I got was that I was using html code, which I wasn't, or profanity, which I wasn't.

So drop me an email, and I'll reply directly with my advice.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 9:53PM
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Just use sandpaper. Copper is soft enough that woodworking tools work just fine. I used a random orbit sander with 200 grit to round out my corners and edges, but you could do it by hand as well. The Gator grit brand works great.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 5:39PM
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