A fairly aggressive hand rasp for initial shaping of flat or convex surfaces. Both faces of the rasp are toothed right up to the edges. The sides are safe but for finer work might benefit from a few swipes with a diamond stone to remove any slight deformation from the toothing process.
With both faces toothed, you can flip the rasp and carry on when working in oily or resinous material.
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: 15mm x 2.5mm
- 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.