Cabinet Maker's Rasps Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Cabinet Maker's Rasps

Note: Auriou Tools are handmade made by a team of less than a dozen people at Forge de Saint Juery in France. Each Rasp is carefully stitched to the tip by hand—the finer rasps will take a highly skilled stitcher as much as 90 minutes to complete. There are over 30 separate operations in making Auriou Rasps of which "stitching" is just one.

Our supply of Auriou tools—which are the best of their kind—fluctuates. They are often out of stock, sometimes for extended periods, and we do not have reliable delivery information. We will put them on the website as they are available, and if you do not see what you are looking for please check back again.

We believe these tools are worth the wait, and hope you will too.


These are the basic rasps for shaping work. They are relatively wide in proportion to their length giving you considerable cutting power. You will get surprisingly smooth finishes to your work. As a general guide you should chose a rasp which is 3/4 times longer then the width of the piece you are shaping.

As an example - For shaping guitar necks you should choose either the 12" or 10" rasp before moving on to a smaller, finer rasp for more refined shaping.

Auriou rasps do not tear your edges so you can work to a line with the utmost confidence.

The coarsest grain for the cabinet rasp is the 12" grain 4 and this will remove a lot of material very efficiently. (1 is the coarsest grain - 15 is finest grain)

The choice of rasp is down to the work you are doing, Do not be afraid to buy a longer rasp to begin with for general use. We would recommend the 10" grain 9 or the 9" grain 10. These both give a very good compromise between cutting power and finish.

Available in left or right handed models.

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