A more aggressive halfround, well suited to initial stock removal on smaller workpieces. If you only make saw handle sized stuff, this and a No.7 halfround should be all you need to work quickly and efficiently.
Each Workshop Heaven hand stitched rasp begins life as a forged and annealed blank of high carbon tool steel is carefully ground and 'fined' to a smooth surface before being strapped to a soft anvil to have their teeth individually raised or 'stitched' one by one with a special punch and a curved file makers hammer.
The handles are turned from English walnut with brass ferrules to a 200 year old Holtzapffel pattern, individually fitted and set by hand for a comfortable, elegant and secure grip.
- Shoulder to tip: 150mm
- Overall length: 290mm approx
- Face width: 16mm
- Thickness: 5mm
- Coarseness: 28 teeth per square cm (medium/coarse)
In order to keep your rasps clean and free from corrosion we recommend removing any clogging from the surface with a stiff bristled brush and applying a few drops of metalguard ultra liquid corrosion inhibitor after each use. Store your rasps in such a way that they cannot touch or rub against each other.
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We bought these continental rasps as an economical alternative to our existing Auriou rasps. They really are excellent. They cut well and leave a good finish. A pleasure to use.