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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

I am a producer of hand-stitched rasps in France. It is a family know-how for 4 generations and I am perpetuating it for 25 years now.
I joined your community to have the opportunity to teach and learn about hand-tools.


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I forgot to mention : please feel free to ask any questions !
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Hi Noel

Welcome to the Router Forums!

Rasps are certainly a type of hand tool that interest me. I don't know that much about them beyond the basic's of selecting one that has a shape appropriate to what I want the work piece to end up like.

What does 'hand stitched' mean in the context of hand tools.

On a curious side note, I recently did some research on hand planes. The Stanley tool company has been producing 'rasps' they label as Sure Form products. One of our government agencies that is task with consumer protection published a ruling saying that this product should be called a rasp rather than a plane because of the way it shaves the wood.

Fully understanding that I was purchasing a rasp and not a 'slicing blade' style plane, I bought one of the small 6" units (photos attached of the handle and blade) from curiosity.

It does an excellent job of quickly planing down rough cut lumber. Of course I should point out I have been using it on cedar, which is on the softer end of the softwood spectrum.

Are there any specific websites you would recommend that have in depth info on working with rasps and files?
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If you take a look at this video, you'll see what hand stitching a rasp is all about.
I had no idea that's how they were made.

Râpe * bois piquée main LIOGIER Hand-stitched wood rasp - YouTube
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If you take a look at this video, you'll see what hand stitching a rasp is all about.
I had no idea that's how they were made.

Râpe * bois piquée main LIOGIER Hand-stitched wood rasp - YouTube

Thank you for your reply and the link Gavin.

I had assumed that the phrase had something to do with making the files by had but knew nothing about how they are made. It was fascinating to observer the entire process.

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Hi

I have one or two of them but I always called them a cheez type rasp, the ones I have are the drum type that fit in the drill press or hand drill..
And not worth a hill of beans

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Agreed, Bob.
Don't even think about their "sanding disk" that's supposed to work with an ROS. Worthless.
The flat ones are pretty good, though.

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Welcome to the community Noel! Great to have another hand tool guy join. Especially one with your skills. I just viewed your website and have to say I'm impressed. Exceptional quality and craftsmanship. The Titan series is most impressive. I've only ever 'test driven' a quality rasp, but can say there is a world of difference between ordinary run of the mill rasps and high end ones such as yours..just a joy to work with...

One of these days I'll find the money to invest and will certainly take another looks at your line.....

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Thanks for the link to the video Gav. Impressive craftsmanship. I googled the company name after watching the video (looking for prices) and saw some blogs about their product. All were agreed that they are the best in the world.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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