The beading tool comes with a single point cutter and 5 blanks. If you file each end of all 6 cutters, that gives you 12 different bead profiles. I pulled out a blank, and opted for a two point cutter. Here goes...
|The beading tool, with a blank acting as a place holder.|
|I used a triangular file to notch each line to give the round files a good starting point.|
|Using a 4" bastard cut round file, I started the rough filing.|
|The line across the face of the cutter is a good visual depth reference. Also, I switched to a second cut file.|
|Once the filing is done, flatten it on a waterstone. This will also remove any burr left over from filing.|
|Tested it out on a piece of scrap, looks good to me!|
As a side note, if you don't have a selection of files, I recommend you check out Victor Machine. I haven't been able to find better prices for files anywhere else yet. You can get almost every file you would ever need for under $100 if you were so inclined. I'm not affiliated, just passing on a tip.