Auriou cabinet rasp problem

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Forum topic by ColonelTravis posted 09-04-2015 08:31 PM 1025 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2015 08:31 PM

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Got an Auriou 9 inch, 10 grain cabinet rasp because it’s hand stitched and not supposed to follow the same grooves in the wood like machine-punched rasps, which is annoying as hell and can mess up your work. After using it for a few months, it’s doing exactly what I thought it wasn’t supposed to do – making grooves and staying in them. Not all the time but enough to bother me. When it doesn’t do that it’s awesome.

Maybe my technique is still poor. Anyone else have this problem?

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#1 posted 09-04-2015 09:47 PM

You have the caddilac of rasps, and I’d love to have one. I think you may be going too light a touch with it and letting it dictate the direction. My rasp, a cheapy and I have to be real careful not to have it do that any more.

I also try to angle it to the piece and don’t be shy on movement. If you take it to it, you will find that problem will go away.

ohh wait, i think its bad and I should take it off your hands. :)

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#2 posted 09-04-2015 10:48 PM

Anyone else have this problem?

No, can’t say that I do. I’m not sure what your technique is, but you must be good to
get that type of repeatability with your Auriou!

I’m not up to speed on the grain demarcations, but I do know you want to use a finer rasp as you
get closer to your completing your details.

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#3 posted 09-05-2015 10:23 AM

I have noticed with my rasp that it makes a difference which hand I’m using. When I try to use it left handed i get the rough tracks you speak of but as soon as I switch hands it cuts perfectly smooth.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 09-07-2015 03:40 AM

Greg – yes, went back and used it and really started to pay attention – I’ve just noticed that it depends on the orientation of the wood and hand, I guess it’s a technique thing. Otherwise, I love it.

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#5 posted 09-07-2015 01:24 PM

I have not had this problem with mine. I try to gently roll the rasp while I stroke.

-- -Dan

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