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Offline Lucy

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Just Curious
« on: May 28, 2009, 10:51 AM »
Hi Guys,
I have been working here at Tools-Plus for a while now and in all of this time working with tools I have yet to figure out why our Mercer files are called "Bastard". They always seemed like perfectly nice files to me. Does anyone know where this name came from?
-Jeanne Savelle
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Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 10:57 AM »
I've always thought it was because it's neither rough or medium (2nd cut), it's a bastard grade.


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Offline Neill

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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 11:08 AM »
Hi Guys,
I have been working here at Tools-Plus for a while now and in all of this time working with tools I have yet to figure out why our Mercer files are called "Bastard". They always seemed like perfectly nice files to me. Does anyone know where this name came from?
-Jeanne Savelle

Jeanne,

Maybe because its mother was defiled. :)

Neill
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Offline Mac

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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 01:13 PM »
Neill,

Nicely played.  Have you been waiting to use that for a long time..?  ;)

Mac

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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 01:57 PM »
Neill,

Nicely played.  Have you been waiting to use that for a long time..?  ;)

Mac

Mac,

Thanks and yes.  I live for this kind of opportunity.

Neill
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Offline Mac

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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 03:20 PM »
haha, wonderful!

Mac

Offline Wim

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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009, 11:23 PM »
The term "bastard" is used in the meaning intermediate. It is between coarse and 2nd cut. Finer cuts are called smooth and dead smooth.
In Dutch the term is basterd and it is used in the same meaning, halfway between coarse (rasp) and 2nd cut (halfzoet).

Offline Rob Z

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Re: Just Curious
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2009, 12:23 AM »
Neill,  That was Pun-errific.  ;D