Rasps

Rasps

Tool Test: Liogier Hand-cut Rasps

First-class shaping tools from France. by Robert W. Lang Page 12 From the April 2012 issue, #196 In 2004, Popular Woodworking introduced hand-cut French rasps to American woodworkers. Those tools from Auriou were definitely a cut above what was previously available, and we happily added them to our tool kits. A few months ago, we learned about another...

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New (to the USA) Source for Hand-cut Rasps

In a recent post, I talked about using rasps and in a response to one of the comments, I mentioned that I was watching my mailbox for the arrival of a package from France. Yesterday the box arrived, containing two hand stitched rasps from Liogier. Until about a month ago, I wasn’t aware that...

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Tag Team Secret for Graceful Curves

Even though I build a lot of straight lineĀ  Arts & Crafts style furniture, one of my favorite tasks in woodworking is shaping an irregularly curved surface. It adds life and interest and I find it entertaining to find a gentle curve that works with the grain for looks and the hand for feel....

Pulled In To Nazareth

Over the weekend, a link to this video appeared in my inbox, and I thought it worth sharing. It’s an inside look at the C.F. Martin Guitar factory from 1939. It fills me with shop envy more than anything else, I spent a lot of years under awful fluorescent lights with no view other...

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3 Rasps Give You Superpowers

At Woodworking in America I made an offhand comment during a lecture that has come back to haunt me 100 times since September. I was passing around the English Layout Square I built for the December 2010 issue to the class I mentioned that the ogees and details on the square were formed with...