The medium toothed 150 halfround is probably the most versatile of all the rasps and the one that we recommend as a first rasp for people just getting started.
Coarse enough to remove material at a sensible controllable rate, fine enough that with a light touch you can get a finish that is approachable with scrapers and abrasives and able to cover flat, concave and convex surfaces.
An excellent introduction to the magical world of curved surface work.
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 filemakers hammer.
The handles are turned from English walnut with brass ferrules to a 200 year old Holtzappfel 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: 48 teeth per square cm (medium)
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.