I know its been a minute since the OP but Im still hanging in there. I have a whole lot less time to cruise around the internet these days and can confirm that I have held a file for more than a minute or two. Ive also worn one or two out and had a dozen more resharpened. Experienced some bad chatter and some beautiful machining depending on how close of attention I paid to my tool bit. Learned and had my practice with multiple blackening processes and created some temper colors both on purpose and accident.
Before posting tonight I re-read all the other posts and understand quite a bit more of what was previously said. Thank you all again and I will keep the updates coming, maybe after long breaks though.
"Be kind, be courteous, and have a plan to kill everybody you meet."