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Forum topic by okiephil posted 09-18-2012 01:36 PM 632 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-18-2012 01:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rasp question carving tool non-crosshatched fine smoothing rasp

I need a smoothing rasp with a flat side that has non-cross-hatched teeth, approximately 15 to 20 per inch. I found one years ago that’s worn out that says “Made in USA” but no other inscription. It is 3/4ths in wide and 8 inches long. I use it for smoothing very hard bois d’arc (osage orange) wood for bows and arrows. Have checked Nicholson but they don’t make such. Must be non-cross-hatched!!


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#1 posted 09-18-2012 02:54 PM

Lee Valley Tools.

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 04:56 PM

Thanks, but Lee Valley Tools does not have this type of file with non-crosshatched teeth.

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#3 posted 09-18-2012 05:06 PM

Do you want a file or a rasp?

Look at Iwasaki files. Even the coarser ones deliver a finer cut
than most rasps and there are some very fine models available.

I think if you try one you will love it.

In terms of the specialized file you prefer, it may be for a
specific trade like jewelry or cutting bone. Nicholson
used to make a lot of models they don’t make anymore.

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#4 posted 09-18-2012 05:18 PM

I think you need a “micro plane”, also sold as a cheese grater. http://us.microplane.com/8snap-inrasps.aspx

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#5 posted 09-18-2012 06:40 PM

Do you need a flat rasp? ...or is a flat rasp just what you are accustomed to using?

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#6 posted 09-18-2012 06:45 PM

How much you want to spend? The Aurio’s are flat on one side and they’re not exactly crosshatched, more stippled. They are very, very nice rasps.
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http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/dept/TAU/item/AU-CM.XX/Hand-Cut_Cabinet_Maker's_Rasps_by_Auriou
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#7 posted 09-18-2012 06:47 PM

Depending on your task, I would think you could adapt either plane maker’s floats or a flat needle rasp to your job. If you’re doing coarser work or large curves, I would think the Auriou rasps (and others) could be adapted to your job.

Hope this helps.

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