Note: Auriou tools are made by a team of less than a dozen people at the 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 their Rasps of which "stitching" is just one. These are quality tools for precise shaping, and we understand quality takes time. The availability of Auriou tools can fluctuate, but we think you'll find these tools worth the wait. Please contact our sales office for more information or help placing an order.
Cabinet Maker's Rasps are the recommended rasps for general shaping. They are relatively wide in proportion to their length, about 1/8th of the length, giving you considerable cutting power. Auriou rasps do not tear your edges so you can work to a line with the utmost confidence, and they leave a surprisingly smooth finish.
As a general guide, use a rasp 3 to 4 times longer than the width of the material being shaped. For example, when shaping guitar necks, start with either the 12" or 10" Cabinet Maker's Rasp before moving on to a smaller, finer Modeller's Rasp for more refined shaping.
If you are unsure of where to begin, we recommend either the 10"-9 grain or the 9"-10 grain for general purpose woodworking. Both give a good compromise between cutting power and finish.
Available in left or right handed models.