Auriou Rasps

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Forum topic by cowboyj posted 07-29-2013 03:07 AM 1343 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2013 03:07 AM

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I have a project that could benefit from using rasps to smooth curves (think picture frame sides that have concave curves in their cross section). The Auriou rasps with an offset handle look like they could work well here. Their performance seems very impressive, as does their price.

I could accept the high price for an execellent quality tool if I knew it would have a long useful life. I have seen nothing on re-newing a rasp’s sharpness, so I guess you get one and use it until it is unacceptably dull.

Can any of you comment on the working lifespan of an Auriou rasp?

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 03:21 AM

I have Auriou rasps. In my opinion, those are the best rasps available. I bought the first one over 20 years ago (a 10 grain). Still cut like it is new.

They basically do not wear out if you use them as intended and clean them with a stiff brush (not a steel brush, just stiff bristle brush like a shoe brush).

-- Yves

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 04:30 AM

I got an 8 grain one a couple months ago. Use it on almost every project. The handstitched teeth are all the way to the edges and do an outstanding job. I want to get a 10 and a 13 grain next. Well worth the prices! I think the way they are made and tempered, etc. gives them an exceptionally long life. I am so glad I decided to buy this brand.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 07-29-2013 04:48 AM

I don’t have these rasps but do have some hand cut
rasps. I like Iwasaki files too, and they do make
some that might serve your purpose:

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#4 posted 07-29-2013 06:04 AM

Gramercy Tools saw handle maker’s rasp helps solve convex curves. After learning the tool’s capabilities on a crotch of dogwood, this simple tool has sent my mind further reaching for subtle forms.

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#5 posted 07-29-2013 06:17 PM

There is as an option for sharpening. People speak very highly of them, but I haven’t needed to use them yet.

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#6 posted 07-29-2013 06:27 PM

got the Auriou rasp, love them , a bit pricey , but worth it to me, just excellent

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#7 posted 07-29-2013 09:08 PM

Even better are the rasps from Liogier. I have both brands and the Liogier is the finer tool and the personal service is top notch. When you can call a tool company and speak with the owner/president and he personally takes your order, after a pleasant conversation, well, that means something. Their selection is much more varied, the quality is without peer, the price is better and the performance is phenomenal.
Did Auriou not go bankrupt?

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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