Return of the Rasp

Once available in dozens of patterns, the rasp has all but disappeared. But the stage is now set for a comeback.
By Christopher Schwarz
Pages: 73-75

From the November 2004 issue #144
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One of the most useful wood-shaping tools – the rasp – is on my personal list of endangered tools.

Flip though any early 20th century hardware catalog and you’ll be astonished at the variety of rasps that were once available to the woodworker, shoemaker, farrier and even the baker (for removing burnt crust from the bottom of a loaf).

From the November 2004 issue #144
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