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Forum topic by MikeB_UK posted 02-26-2018 01:24 PM 730 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MikeB_UK

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02-26-2018 01:24 PM

Well, it’s wood, with metal teeth inset at about 85 degrees.

So, any ideas?
I’m kinda leaning towards some kind of shop made float. Only ever seen all metal bodies for themthough.

-- If I say I'll fix something around the house I will, there is no use nagging about it every 6 months.


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#1 posted 02-26-2018 01:47 PM

Most woodshops in China have a version of this wood rasp.

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#2 posted 02-26-2018 02:38 PM

Cheers Bandit

Well, guess I’ll sharpen it up and have a play.

I like the idea, assuming it works well I might make more :)

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#3 posted 02-26-2018 02:52 PM

To me it looks like something you’d use to push wood through a table saw

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#4 posted 02-26-2018 03:27 PM

I seem to remember a name used for these..Kung Pao? They had shopmade ones and then a smaller cast iron version….They would make a series of kerfs to hold as many steel blades as they could get…usually square shaped…used a file to sharpen them up once they were all IN the handle/holder. make the kerfs, drive the “blades” in, the last one or two needed a hammer to set…handle shaped to suit the user.

The smaller cast rasps….had two little, pointy “handles” sticking up ( sharp, too..) soles could be either flat or rounded..detail work. They would buy them by the dozens….when they went dull, they tossed them….

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#5 posted 02-26-2018 03:53 PM

Kung Pao is Chinese food, with peanuts :)

I’d make them in a similar manner I think, possibly a strip of a scraper/blade cut to width after it had been wedged in.

Strange to throw them out, looks ridiculously easy to sharpen, either like a plane iron or a scraper.
Probably easier on the flat ones than the rounded.

-- If I say I'll fix something around the house I will, there is no use nagging about it every 6 months.

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#6 posted 02-26-2018 04:20 PM

I don’t see anything…

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#7 posted 02-26-2018 04:40 PM

Looks like a fish scaler

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#8 posted 02-26-2018 05:12 PM


I don t see anything…

- RandyinFlorida

Yucky Picture to start with. Best I could do. Can you see it now Randy?

Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 02-26-2018 05:15 PM



Looks like a fish scaler

- xeddog

Definitely not a Fish Scaler. (I have a few of them.)

Rick

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 02-26-2018 05:33 PM



Kung Pao is Chinese food, with peanuts :)

I d make them in a similar manner I think, possibly a strip of a scraper/blade cut to width after it had been wedged in.

Strange to throw them out, looks ridiculously easy to sharpen, either like a plane iron or a scraper.
Probably easier on the flat ones than the rounded.

- MikeB_UK

oh man. i love kung pao beef.

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#11 posted 02-26-2018 05:36 PM

Back in the 1990s…FWW toured a few woodworking shops in China…No longer have my copy…been a while..

They showed a few of the tools used to shape the wood parts….one was a long square stick, with a dozen or two square bits of saw blades, each hammered into a kerf..with a small space between each kerf…fun part was making it so the little spacer did not break out.

The smaller cast “Rasps” had two posts for handles, one on each end, that stood straight up from the rasp itself. usually about 4-5” long..IF that. more for detail work.

Would be nice to remember the names of these two.
The OP’s looks like one could smooth out a cove molding…

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#12 posted 02-26-2018 06:51 PM

Although it could be a wood rasp, I am more inclined to think it is used to make core boxes in foundry work.

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#13 posted 02-26-2018 07:08 PM

Found it! Called a Wugong Bao..aka Centipede Plane.

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#14 posted 02-26-2018 08:04 PM


Although it could be a wood rasp, I am more inclined to think it is used to make core boxes in foundry work.

- MrRon


Turned up with a spokeshave, scraper, marking gauge & small compass plane (all shop made, all on the small side), so seems likely to be woodwork related.

I think fridge is right, certainly seems to work like a scraper plane.

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#15 posted 02-26-2018 08:39 PM

No Sir. No picture on my end.

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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