A good quality machine-cut rasp or two should be in every serious woodworker’s tool box. Rasps come into play when a small amount of material needs to be removed, either on a flat or curved surface. It wasn’t that long ago that you could walk into your local hardware store and ask for a Nicholson #49 and #50 and walk out with tools that would do the job, and last the rest of your life.
Web site: Grobet rasps are available from Lee Valley Tools.
Blog: Read about refining curves with a rasp and scraper.