A vicious stock remover for hogging away waste on flat or convex surfaces with minimum effort, this heavy rasp is a delightful tool to work with. Typical examples of its work include forming a square blank into a tapered octagon for a leg, rounding over a chair back or radiussing the corners of boards.
The sides are safe so you can work right up to internal corners without fear of cutting into them.
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: 250mm
- Overall length: 395mm approx
- Face width: 24mm x 5mm
- Coarseness: 10 teeth per square cm (very 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.