Progress at last! Thanks to my new tools, it took roughly five and a half minutes to file the nipples off the back of each stud. So the line-up in picture 2 represents the better part of an hour’s work.
Cumulative, of course. I had to take frequent breaks because, though it’s a small thing to do, it’s a lot of work. My wrists were complaining by the third pair.
I finished the final pair this morning, and now they’re all in their intended destinations, drying nicely.
Tonight, I should be able to add the dangly pieces with no worries at all.