In both cases, I angle the files at about 30-degrees off of perpendicular to
create an angled effect.
Now, I gently smooth the “V” into the center of the bow.
I have worked the left side of the wedge with the ¼” chainsaw file to blend
in the two shapes. I will do the right side next and finish with 400-grit
Both sides of the Cupid’s bow are now finished.
For the iron, I use a piece of 01 Tool Steel at 1-1/2” x 1/8” x 8”.
Using Layout blue, I scribe the lines for the bevel and the rear taper.